Editorial 2 November 2019

Editorial 2 November 2019

While the Wangaratta Festival is in recession this year, two interstate festival events which were timed to coincide with it – the Perth International Jazz Festival and the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival – are both offering strong...

Editorial 18 October

It seems very strange to be coming up to the Melbourne Cup weekend, and not preparing to go to Wangaratta for the Festival. There are some jazz concerts organised in Wangaratta (such as at The Gateway Motel and The Pinsent Hotel), but these are aimed at an older...
Editorial 4 October 2019

Editorial 4 October 2019

It was with some palpable relief that I attended the Australian Jazz Awards (especially as it was just a few days after being discharged from hospital). Having worked on these Awards for more than six months, it was great to finally cross the ‘finishing...
Editorial 13 September 2019

Editorial 13 September 2019

The combination of the Freedman Fellowship, the Australian Jazz Awards, and the APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Awards all been staged in September this year, this month provides several options for jazz artists to receive an extremely rare financial boost. Both...
Editorial – 3 September 2019

Editorial – 3 September 2019

Like many patrons, I knew that Roscoe Mitchell would ensure some ‘heavy’ music, but I was a little unsure as to how the style and spirit of the Art Ensemble of Chicago would morph into its latest iteration (with only its founder, and its original drummer...