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John Clare reviews Jazzgroove Summer Fiesta

John Clare reviews Jazzgroove Summer Fiesta

Sydney’s Jazzgroove association fifth Summer Fiesta was spread over three venues in Ultimo: Foundry616, Lord Wolseley (I was judged too declassé to admit here) and APRA (I can’t understand it, but I failed the audition, or am I thinking of NIDA?) from Jan 16 to 18. In fact the cross section of bands that was most useful for review purposes ... Read More »

2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards: final call for nominations

2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards: final call for nominations

From the media release Celebrating its 13th year in 2015, the Jazz Bell Awards, the only jazz-specific awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence in performance, creativity and presentation, are on their way. With only three months until the ceremony and just two weeks to go for nominations to be submitted, anyone interested should not delay and get submissions in as soon ... Read More »

Jack Earle Big Band – be part of their first disc

Jack Earle Big Band – be part of their first disc

The Jack Earle Big Band Debut Album - Jack Earle is using Indiegogo to crowdfund his first big band release, which features his own compositions played by the 18 piece Jack Earle Big Band Read More »

A Love Supreme: the Gospel according to John Coltrane

A Love Supreme: the Gospel according to John Coltrane

“did you define love john coltrane when you wrote ‘one up, one down’ even years ago when your raw aggression first trauma’d my ears i wondered. or did you define it later with ‘a love supreme’ your perfectly balanced love chant perhaps you got it right at rainy newport, where you spoke of stormy balance i still wonder.” This is ... Read More »

Jef Neve Q&A

Jef Neve Q&A

Nikos Fotakis talks to Jef Neve for AustralianJazz.net, in the lead up to Neve's solo concert as part of the MIJF Summer Sessions 2015 Read More »

Have your say for the future of AustralianJazz.net

Have your say for the future of AustralianJazz.net

AustralianJazz.net started life as a site that aimed to provide a service to musicians and fans of Australian jazz and improvised music. It’s still what we do. If we’re going to hang around for a bit longer, we want to make sure the site is doing what it should. Would you like to see more reviews? More profiles? Free listings? ... Read More »

Gerry Koster Q&A

Gerry Koster Q&A

A familiar face at jazz festivals, concerts and teeny, tiny gigs, one thing is clear about Gerry: he really digs jazz. Read More »

Album Review: Shol

Album Review: Shol

"Blending all their influences and references into a seamless, homogenous sound, they prove themselves above labels - but, what’s even more important, they do so with the brilliance of their performance and the power of their beautiful compositions." Read More »

MIJF – Summer Sessions

MIJF – Summer Sessions

Melbourne International Jazz Festival present a series of Summer Sessions, bringing a range of exciting local and visiting musicians to Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in January 2015. Read More »

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 »