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Yitzhak Yedid’s Myth of the Cave touring in February

Yitzhak Yedid’s Myth of the Cave touring in February

Houle and long-time collaborator Yedid will be joined by bass player Sam Pankhurst to perform Yedid’s composition Myth of the Cave which Houle and Yedid recorded together over ten years ago for the German ‘between the lines’ label. Read More »

Don Banks Award: Mike Nock

Don Banks Award: Mike Nock

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said Mr Nock’s work as a musician, composer and mentor has had a huge impact on many musicians, both in Australia and internationally. Read More »

Concert for Syrian refugees

Concert for Syrian refugees

From the media release Sydney based Saxophonist, Ruth Wells (Sirens Big Band), presents a concert to raise funds for projects in aid of Syrian refugees in Jordan. She will be travelling to Jordan in December to conduct a research project into mental health support services for Syrian refugees as part of her doctoral psychology studies. While she is there, she ... Read More »

Jazzahead! applications open for 2014

Jazzahead! applications open for 2014

The application process for jazzahead! 2014 (April 24 – 27, 2014) has started. Artist proposals can be submitted for the German Jazz Expo (artists from Germany), the Danish Night (jazz from the 2014 partner country: Denmark), the European Jazz Meeting (European jazz formations), and the Overseas Night (jazz from outside of Europe). Read More »

2013 Jann Rutherford Memorial Award – Jodie Michael

2013 Jann Rutherford Memorial Award – Jodie Michael

Though only 23 years of age, Jodie has been playing the drums for a decade. Her music career started in high school. Her brilliance was already on display when she attended SIMA's improvisation workshops for young women in 2005. During high school Jodie gained valuable experience in jazz ensemble playing at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. She was awarded jazz scholarships from Wollongong Conservatorium and IAJE Pan-Pacific Jazz camps. Read More »

Bernie McGann – a unique voice passes

Bernie McGann – a unique voice passes

We were sad to hear that Bernie McGann passed away last night in hospital. Farewell to an original voice in Australian music. In a review of McGann’s 2012 CD Wending, John Clare recently said: One day Paul Grabowsky told me, ‘You know I’ve thought about this quite a bit and I’ve come to the conclusion that Bernie McGann is one ... Read More »

Bernie McGann celebrations and benefits

Bernie McGann celebrations and benefits

If there's one player in the history of Australian jazz who has inspired aspiring musicians to search for their own sound, it's Bernie McGann. In response to the news of his hospitalisation last week following a major heart attack, the jazz community will host benefits at Venue 505 in Sydney this Sunday, August 25 and at Bennetts Lane in Melbourne on Sunday 1 September. Read More »

The Trilling Wire 2013 | 7 & 8 February

The Trilling Wire 2013 | 7 & 8 February

Reproduced from the media release This February, Clocked Out presents The Trilling Wire – Australia’s most innovative contemporary music groups brought to your doorstep. The Trilling Wire mini-festival is now in its third year and features two free performances combining percussion, electro-acoustic, free jazz, break-beats, piano, woodwind and brass. Four groups are featured at the festival – Clocked Out Duo, ... Read More »

In The Age : Tribute to Brian Brown

In The Age : Tribute to Brian Brown

The Age 30 January 2013 Experimental jazz artist’s legacy in listening MELBOURNE’S jazz community is mourning the death of virtuoso saxophonist, composer and educator Brian Brown, who died at home on Sunday. He was 79. Read the full article > Read More »