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REVIEW: Dan Barnett – Walkin’ Shoes

REVIEW: Dan Barnett – Walkin’ Shoes

The band has ruled the roost at Balmain’s Unity Hall Hotel forever and Walkin’ Shoes – Dan Barnett’s seventh album – captures all the life and spark of those great gigs and of vocalist/trombonist Barnett’s larger-than-life musical personality. Read More »

Serge Carnovale: “the Paris Cat will set up an Australasian cultural jazz exchange program in Bali”

Serge Carnovale: “the Paris Cat will set up an Australasian cultural jazz exchange program in Bali”

. We have persisted with our business model and received a warming and supporting response from our guests and musicians. The Paris Cat Jazz club is well established in the Melbourne Jazz scene. In the early years we featured around 150-200 gigs per year. In 2016 we featured just over 500 all because my wife Liz is obsessed with programming bands. Read More »

AUDITIONS OPEN: Jazz Music Institute, Brisbane

AUDITIONS OPEN: Jazz Music Institute, Brisbane

"Due to [JMI’s] small size, every student is known by each and every faculty member and receives continuous personal mentorship - which is not possible at a large institution. The JMI classroom and performance space ‘incubator’ reminds me of my days on Woody Herman’s band, traveling every day on the bus, surrounded by great, more experienced musicians, seriously listening, discussing and playing music night and day. JMI is that kind of growth environment and it shows in the competency of your graduates" - John Riley, Internationally acclaimed drummer, publisher, educator, lecturer at Manhattan School of Music (NY). Read More »

Review: Tim Rollinson – Nitty Gritty

Review: Tim Rollinson – Nitty Gritty

Tim Rollinson's 'Nitty Gritty' calls to mind John Scofield's enormously successful Scofield Au Go Go of a few years back and in many ways comes from the same place: a love of groove and the improvisational ideas which flower from the deep earth of funk Read More »