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...
Editorial – 21 August 2019

Editorial – 21 August 2019

The recent announcement by the Australia Council of the results of their process of Expression of Interest for Four Year Funding was a sad indictment of the on-going – and generational – havoc wreaked across the national arts scene by Senator...
Editorial – July 2019

Editorial – July 2019

Having recently finished ranking APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Awards applications (as the Jazz Partner organisation) and listened to virtually every Bell Award nominated album, I can concur with Julien Wilson’s Facebook post on the health of our local...
Editorial – May 2019

Editorial – May 2019

I visited Sydney over the last weekend and was shocked to learn of the closure of Lawson’s Records store, a Sydney institution since 1964, on April 27. Located in Pitt Street near the Chinatown (or, more precisely, K-Town) end, it was the last survivor of a...