Editorial 13 December 2019

Editorial 13 December 2019

The MJC is commencing its 38th. year of Annual Programs, which has been staged throughout every year (with minimal break over the new year period) since January 1983 (No wonder I look so tired!). However, as you can see, while there are some familiar artists in the...
Editorial 29 November 2019

Editorial 29 November 2019

The Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival commences this Sunday night, and has managed to offer plenty of worthwhile music, with some ‘new’ younger groups, as well as two Sydney acts. By my estimation, this is the 21st. Anniversary for the...
Editorial 15 December 2015

Editorial 15 December 2015

When I was teaching classroom Music at Kew High School, one of the benefits in recent years was the opportunity to sit in with the Stage Band rehearsal (after school), under the direction of woodwind teacher Martin Corcoran. Not only was Martin an inspiring leader...
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...