“Rhonda Burchmore has the audience in the palm of her hand – it’s truly magical. I often have to pinch myself to come back down to earth when she sings a ballad – it’s one of the most special pleasures to play ballads as a duet with her.”
Genius pianist Barney McAll dominates the shortlist, being featured in four categories with his visceral masterpiece, ‘Hearing the Blood’, while brilliant newcomer saxophonist Evan Harris follows with three nominations, each representing a different generation of Australian jazz.
Featuring Earle’s original score played by his sizzling 7-piece band and an ensemble of eight of Australia’s most exciting dancers, ‘Self ‘follows the journey of a young artist as he grapples with the pressures and expectations of progressing through a volatile career in the arts.
The Jack Earle Big Band Debut Album – Jack Earle is using Indiegogo to crowdfund his first big band release, which features his own compositions played by the 18 piece Jack Earle Big Band