MJC NEWS

Editorial 13 September 2019

Editorial 13 September 2019

Awards season for jazz with the Freedman Fellowship, Jazz Bell Awards and APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Awards, along with upcoming MJC concerts and a link to Adam Simmons Creative State 2020+
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 still with...

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 Brandis' cuts to the...

Editorial – July 2019

Editorial – July 2019

Martin Jackson's MJC news from the scene including APRA AMCOS, The Jazz Bell Awards and John Fordham turns 85
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 strip of...

Editorial – February 2019

Editorial – February 2019

The national jazz scene was shocked and dismayed by the unexpected news last Friday of the "postponement" of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues in 2019. This followed the announcement of Adam Simmons' resignation as co-Artistic Director a few days earlier...

Australian Jazz Bell Awards – nominations open in February

Australian Jazz Bell Awards – nominations open in February

Celebrating its 17th year in 2019, nominations for the 2019 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will open in February via the AJA website, www.australianjazzacademy.org.au. The Jazz Bell Awards are the only jazz-specific awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence in...

Horst Liepolt, Vale

Horst Liepolt, Vale

Entrepreneur/producer Horst Liepolt passed away in New York on January 8, at the age of 91. Before moving to New York in 1981 (where he became a partner in the successful Sweet Basil Jazz Club, and produced numerous albums), he was a driving force and great champion...

State and Federal Funding results for MJC

State and Federal Funding results for MJC

The MJC received Federal funding results in December, with an offer of $60,000 support for our 2019 Program, which is a very positive development after four unsuccessful applications for A.C. funding for our 2018 Program. Previously Federally funded on an annual basis...

‘Girls do jazz’ – course

‘Girls do jazz’ – course

Want to be inspired, get more involved in the world of jazz and improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a likeminded creative community and develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances,...