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Adrian Jackson: “We continue to take risks at Wangaratta”

Adrian Jackson: “We continue to take risks at Wangaratta”

"I feel lucky to have wandered into the position of doing a job that I enjoy and find rewarding, and to do it for so many years. The highlight has probably been having the chance to work with so many musicians who I hold in such high regard ; to propose or develop projects with them ; and then to see it all come together onstage, to be met with such generous approval by the audience." Read More »

Adrian Jackson – 25 years of Wangaratta

Adrian Jackson – 25 years of Wangaratta

This story was commissioned for – and appeared in – the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues 25th anniversary program. Photo of Enrico Rava provided by the festival Allan Turnbull anecdote was not printed in the program. — He’s a familiar sight around Melbourne jazz venues – and beyond. In fact Adrian Jackson is hard to miss. He’s quite tall ... Read More »

Michael Anderson | NJA Finalist Q&A

Michael Anderson | NJA Finalist Q&A

"My first guitar teacher, Vince Hopkins, was really instrumental in unlocking the sounds I was hearing on the guitar. Vince is a really fantastic player and one of the most musical people on the planet." Mike Anderson Read More »

Jeremy Thomson | NJA Finalist Q&A

Jeremy Thomson | NJA Finalist Q&A

"I freaked out the first time I heard Peter Bernstein! The thing that I attracted me to his playing at first was the larger intervals he used, which I hadn't really thought about or done before that." - Jeremy Thomson Read More »

Hugh Stuckey | NJA Finalist Q&A

Hugh Stuckey | NJA Finalist Q&A

"Tommy Emmanuel was my childhood hero and although I’ve moved on from that musical aesthetic I still think he can play the hell out a guitar with an incredible time feel and melodic sensibility. " Read More »

Carl Morgan | NJA Finalist Q&A

Carl Morgan | NJA Finalist Q&A

I started playing jazz after discovering a VHS labelled 'Red Dwarf' at home when I was 14. Little did I know the last hour of the tape was a concert of Miles Davis live in Germany in 1988. I'd never heard anything like it and was totally blown away. I became obsessed with jazz. Read More »