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Event: Jazzgroove Summer Fiesta 2015

Event: Jazzgroove Summer Fiesta 2015

The best of jazz of all kinds will descend on Ultimo in January for the sixth annual Jazzgroove Summer Fiesta 2015, presenting performances by nine leading Australian jazz ensembles across two venues. Read More »

We persist

We persist

In a recent post, and our email newsletter, we brought you the sad news that AustralianJazz.net would be closing from 31 December. Thank  you for your responses.  So many of them. And thank you letting me know that the site has been making a contribution that you value. It seems I undervalued the impact of closing the site down. Boosted ... Read More »

ABC Jazz programming changes for 2015

ABC Jazz programming changes for 2015

What's happening with Jazz Up Late? And why doesn't the ABC Jazz website have any details? Jazztrack will no longer be broadcast on Classic FM. And our sources tell us that Jazz Up Late will cease to exist after mid-January. Read More »

Singing the Baqashot – reflections on Yitzak Yedid’s Visions, Fantasies and Dances

Singing the Baqashot – reflections on Yitzak Yedid’s Visions, Fantasies and Dances

Visions, Fantasies and Dances Music for String Quartet by Yitzhak Yedid A Reflection by Arjun von Caemmerer Yitzhak Yedid remarks that during a synagogue service the congregants may chant and sing in quasi-unison alongside the cantor, thus spontaneously and intuitively generating heterophonic variations from the monophonic melodies of traditional prayers and Piyyutim. My response to hearing Yedid’s compelling new composition, ... Read More »

Album review: Penny King Quintet Journey

Album review: Penny King Quintet Journey

That it's her first album is astonishing. I hope she will find the support to do many more. King gives credit to her phenomenal musicians who she says took the shells of her tunes and weaved such magic with them and to Pete Jeavons, the musician who brought his studio and recording expertise and incredible ears to the table to assist her in realizing her heart felt and impeccably musical vision. Read More »

Chance encounters at LJF & Ronnie Scott’s

Chance encounters at LJF & Ronnie Scott’s

I started getting concerned that popping up unexpectedly but repeatedly at Necks performances in European jazz clubs might have given me the appearance of a stalker. Read More »

Jazz Bell Awards nominations open

Jazz Bell Awards nominations open

Celebrating its 13th year in 2015, the Jazz Bell Awards are the only jazz-specific awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence in performance, creativity and presentation. Read More »

Simon Barker – Never Running Out of Steam

Simon Barker – Never Running Out of Steam

"There's a focus with jazz drummers that when they're experimenting with new ideas it has to be able to work in a standard song-form context. That's something I've thought about a lot and felt that I was willing to let go, and see if it can just be music for itself." Read More »