Canberra Jazz blog
Promoting modern jazz and other arts in Canberra, Australia
25 May 2019
I first encountered Carl Dewhurst when he was a student at the School of Music, then at Manuka, playing around town with Cameron Undy at b...
24 May 2019
It really wasn't as difficult to achieve as I'd made it (I could have just emailed), but it was only recently that I got my name o...
23 May 2019
Stuart Long said he's been fascinated by variations and it showed. Variations are works of musical exploration, so a composer looks a...
20 May 2019
We were celebrating the day after the election ... at least the death of Queen Mary but also her birthday and, I guess, Jesus. This was S...
16 May 2019
Mozart and mates
They were a civilised bunch, sitting together in a chambre, playing stately, amiable music with attractive melodies placing never-too-exce...
15 May 2019
Big Day Out 3
It takes a flit from ACO/Branford Marsalis to Smiths to realise the jazz in your soul. This was my last outing with Dan Tepfer. He was p...
14 May 2019
Big Day Out 2
Second in the concert marathon was a biggie: Australian Chamber Orchestra featuring Branford Marsalis playing music of Villa Lobos, Piazzo...
13 May 2019
Big Day Out 1
It was pretty shoddy planning but also just a concurrence of opportunities that had me with with three concerts in one evening after an af...
12 May 2019
We host musicians for the Canberra International Music Festival and we enjoy it immensely. To some degree, it's more interesting to h...
11 May 2019
It was a short walk to a more exposed hilltop for the ADFA Band (Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon). We've all seen them o...
10 May 2019
We were "on the mountain", meaning Mt Stromlo and it was bitter cold. It put a freeze on virtually all the music, even inside...
9 May 2019
Masterclasses are a fascinating process. It's an excellent place to hone your awareness, as players or as listeners. This one was a...
8 May 2019
It's election time and even if the current government won't recognise climate change for the emergency it is, some will. The Home...
7 May 2019
This is the time of virtuosity the time of CIMF. My first concert was Kristian Winther. Kristian is Canberra-bred and sounds of the worl...
6 May 2019
In a variety of ways
It must be the era of odd combinations and I was intrigued. This time it was drums and two basses: our local bassists Eric Ajaye and John...
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