Canberra Jazz blog
Promoting modern jazz and other arts in Canberra, Australia
22 October 2019
Down and dirty
You can feel like a star at the Canberra Blues Society jams. There's a decent hall with audience; a backline (the amps that are prov...
21 October 2019
Ta ka di mi
I missed Sandy Evans and band in concert the night before, but I did make their workshop on the Saturday. They introduced the session wit...
19 October 2019
Nevermind the grungy stage clothes. (Not really grungy but street wear, not stage black, but I couldn't resist the early reference). ...
16 October 2019
Music, especially improv, is a numbers game, and this band was named for numbers. They are One Seventeen, a jazz funk trio in first year ...
15 October 2019
Virtual listening to self
It's odd to hear your own band, here your own orchestra, playing live, but it can be informative. Given travel, I couldn't play t...
13 October 2019
Elation is an apt response to a Bach cantata in full flight so no surprise that I felt it at St Christopher's with Andrew Koll's C...
12 October 2019
There was just a time when Antipodes were playing away, clear and sharp and purposeful, that the word distillate came to me. The band has...
11 October 2019
Doing pretty well here
This was Canberra Strings at Wesley and they were playing Mendelssohn String Quartet no.2 Amin. Barbara introduced it and it was descript...
10 October 2019
Jazz is undergoing a revival of sorts, with commentators foretelling a new "Golden Age" led by artists such Kamasi Washington an...
7 October 2019
Ah, things start to go back to normal. This was my first gig after returning from Europe. Tilt played at Pialligo Estate for a private f...
4 October 2019
The Louvre is a genuine biggie amongst museums. We started with a few hassles related to tickets, then had to buy new tickets, then got l...
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