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.

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.

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 …