” This year’s Festival program was put together smartly by Jazzgroove to get all the flavours of jazz rubbing up against each other and to pleasantly jolt by contrast.”
“These guys didn’t live to play music. They lived because they played music. Music literally kept them alive.”
The roster does real justice to the ‘international’ part of its title, as it features musicians from four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and, of course, our own little corner of the world.
extempore and the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues have collaborated with National Jazz Award winners from every year of the festival since it began. The result is this eclectic set of souvenir postcards from some of our most creative musicians.
The Freedman Jazz Fellowships provide Sydney audiences with a mini-festival each year that features music by artists hoping to bring their exciting projects to life. We talked to the 2012 finalists about their projects and what the Freedman means to them and to the broader jazz scene in Australia.
When i was a tiny little fella I used to crawl into my mum’s wardrobe and explore. I was always intrigued by an old case hidden away in there. Eventually i dragged it out, looked inside and was immediately enchanted by its form and odor. One day mum caught me checking it out and told …