“Crowd funding is a really great way to get things happening yourself when you just feel the need to fulfill an artistic goal but there is a large cost involved.”
” We make music because we’re driven to express, create. Human beings rise above all kinds of stuff. Sometimes as artists we get to show people a way. Sometimes we get to sit back and be shown. This is my way. “
“I think whilst duo performance is, exposing, it’s also very liberating, as you have a lot more space to play and work with.”
“It will be great to reunite with one of my earliest musical collaborators, Steve Newcomb. On that night, the performance will be like two old pals catching up after a few years, each one filling the other in on what they’ve been up to (in this case, musically) in the intervening time.”
Albert Dadon is very ambitious about Bird’s Basement, expressing the certainty that it will become “one of the best clubs in the world”.
” These guys didn’t live to play music. They lived because they played music. Music literally kept them alive.”
“I don’t want to be a cliche or an anachronism, but, at the same time, I just really love so much the 40s & 50s music, fashion, poetry, and so on.”
Nikos Fotakis has been helping us out at AustralianJazz.net and is taking over responsibility for the site. We subjected him to one of our famous Q&As!