In September, ABC Jazz will ask audiences to vote for their favourite jazz artists in the first- ever Jazz 100, ahead of a must-listen countdown on 3-4 October.
” I was having a lesson with the great Caroline Henbest, preparing Rebecca Clarke’s ‘Sonata for Viola and Piano’. It was the first time I had ever played a solo viola work by a woman composer, and I felt so connected with her composition. Everything about this work spoke to me. I just had this crazy epiphany, that I didn’t want to play the music anymore, I wanted to speak about it!”
A familiar face at jazz festivals, concerts and teeny, tiny gigs, one thing is clear about Gerry: he really digs jazz.
What’s happening with Jazz Up Late? And why doesn’t the ABC Jazz website have any details? Jazztrack will no longer be broadcast on Classic FM. And our sources tell us that Jazz Up Late will cease to exist after mid-January.
Sarah McKenzie has launched her second CD and is off to Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. We talked to her about both – and about the search for her own authentic musical identity.