April 20 2016
Celebrate the spirit of jazz on UNESCO's International Jazz Day, Saturday 30 April, with free performances by The Lagerphones at two of Melbourne's favourite markets, proudly presented by the Victorian Jazz Alliance.
January 12 2016
David Ades was regarded as one of Australia’s finest saxophonists. He developed a unique sound and enjoyed taking it around the world, playing with some of the finest musicians on the planet.
David’s close friends Zac Hurren and Julien Wilson pay a fond and heartfelt tribute to Ades and his music as part of our Summer Sessions on Saturday 16 January.
Julien Wilson has been kind enough to chat with us and share some of the emotion surrounding his Summer Sessions show A Life in a Day.
January 7 2016
Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and composer Satoko Fujii has transformed herself into a wunderkind of jazz improvisation. Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer her as one of the most original voices in jazz today. A truly global artist, she splits her time between Berlin and Japan and tours internationally leading several ensembles.
We spoke to Satoko to gain an understanding of what has driven her to become the outstanding virtuoso she is today.
November 27 2015
Meet Joe O'Connor, winner of the 2016 PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission.
July 20 2015
Zany, unconventional and uncompromising, pianist Iiro Rantala is one of the most internationally visible Finnish musicians. Possessing unsurpassed keyboard technique and flaring showmanship, Rantala crosses music genres and styles with flair, excitement and an adventurous spirit.
We caught up with him ahead of his tour to Australia in October to talk about what influences his music and what audiences can expect later this year.