Nichaud Fitzgibbon’s debut television performance in 1983, in which she sings Cole Porter’s ‘Love For Sale’ with a group of young blokes who would soon become Australian Jazz luminaries.
The Jann Rutherford Memorial Award was founded in 2005 to assist in the professional development of an outstanding young female jazz musician. The Award is named in honour of the late jazz pianist Jann Rutherford, and is funded by private donations.
An improvisation by Simon Barker on drums and Carl Dewhurst on guitar
“Al got up from the drum kit and began reading from a book of poetry which he then set fire to. He kept reading until it had to be extinguished… I was struck by the poetry as well as the flames…”
In 2012, the Australian musician(s) selected to participate at Tokyo Jazz will be decided through an open call. Deadline: Sunday 17 June!
With both Bernie McGann and Andrea Keller playing tonight at separate gigs, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, this seemed like a good video to share on a Friday!