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Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »

Berry Jazz Festival 2016: a weekend of simple pleasures

Berry Jazz Festival 2016: a weekend of simple pleasures

"We are thrilled that the Sydney Improvised Music Association for staging this terrific jazz festival here for a second year. We hope that folks enjoy a weekend of simple pleasures at Berry Jazz". Read More »

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

"I am very grateful for the opportunity each day to create music and I would love to keep on writing because the more I do it, the more I can discover my own musical voice and it will help me evolve and develop as an artist. Change doesn’t happen instantly. It happens gradually and I want to strive to honing my craft each day”. Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of no fixed pitch

Unlocking the secrets of no fixed pitch

U.nlock is interesting instrumentally because of the absence of chordal instruments. 'We also realised at some point that neither of the melodic instruments are of a fixed pitch...' 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 »

Gest8 – The Emperor’s Old Clothes

Gest8 perform Tony Gorman's piece 'The Emperor's Old Clothes', at the SIMA Sound Lounge in Sydney in 2008. Featuring Sandy Evans on soprano saxophone, Phil Slater on trumpet, Carl Dewhurst on guitar, Steve Elphick on bass, Paul Cutlan on bass clarinet, Satsuki Odamura on koto, and Greg White on computers and electronics. Read More »