Highlights from Generations in Jazz 2016

Get the latest from Generations in Jazz 2016 in Mt. Gambier, SA – one of the largest gatherings of jazz students and bands in Australia.

Generations in Jazz runs from May 6 to 8, 2016, in Mount Gambier, South Australia. More than 5000 students are set to descend on the rural township to perform, learn and share music. There are a number of big names also on the bill, including the One O’Clock Lab Band from North Texas State University, Troy Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, The Idea of NorthJames Morrison (pictured) and Kate Ceberano – to name a few.

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Take Five with Michael Joseph Harris

About Michael Joseph Harris Michael Joseph Harris began playing guitar at age 12. At 16 he won accolades as a jazz guitarist with the Downbeat Magazine award-winning Chantilly High Jazz Band. He studied with guitarist Rick Whitehead during high school and Jack Petersen at North Texas State Universit… [ read more ]
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Peter Murphy at (le) Poisson Rouge

Peter Murphy (le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY April 22, 2016 Peter Murphy is an icon, a chameleon who often sheds one creative skin in favor of a deeper layer. The 58-year- old has worn many hats through the years, from reigning as the vocalist of Bauhaus, a solo artist, collaborator with Mick Karn i… [ read more ]
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Jazz Quanta April a€’ Five Women IV: Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Eisele, Stacy Sullivan, Eileen Howard, Lauren White

We are enjoying a rich period of jazz vocals creation; the story continues… Ella FitzgeraldJazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set Verve2016 Ella Fitzgerald is certainly the vocalist to include first in this review as hers is one of the few voices that are the jazz vocals gold standard… [ read more ]
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Rich Robinson: Solo Reissues

The co-founding siblings of the Black Crowes, Chris and Rich Robinson have taken markedly different approaches to their projects outside the confines of that now-defunct (?) band. During the group’s first self-imposed hiatus the former put together a band to tour as well as record, ta sequence of ev… [ read more ]
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Ned Kelly’s Last Stand, Hong Kong

Most guides to Hong Kong list the genre melding Fringe and Bert’s and the loungish Blue Room among the city’s jazz venues. Very few mention “Ned Kelly’s Last Stand.” The oldest Hong Kong pub has presented live music sessions from the start. Among those who have graced its stage include vocalist {{m… [ read more ]
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‘The First Quartet’ John Abercrombie

A historical feature this week, following an ECM reissue of three albums by John Abercrombie’s first quartet.

Catch highlights from not one but three John Abercrombie albums this week on ABC Jazz. Arcade, Abercrombie Quartet and M have been remastered from the original tapes and released as a box set – for the first time on CD.

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The Cotton Club, Shanghai

On the night of April 15th 2016 the Cotton Club in Shanghai was teaming with young, fashionably dressed locals and intrigued tourists. Despite the overpriced drinks and extra charge for sitting down at a table (even standing at one) music lovers packed the small space. Located in the historic and hi… [ read more ]
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