Canberra Jazz blog
Promoting modern jazz and other arts in Canberra, Australia
21 March 2020
Last chance saloon
It was something of an act of en-couragement and succour to attend the Molly jam. I hadn't got there before and it's an impressiv...
20 March 2020
Bop in the time of contagion
It was so quiet at home that I relented for a distance-aware gig. Justin Buckingham with Wayne and Phil and Mark. It had to be good. It...
18 March 2020
Last drinks ... for now
Tilt played a private gig on Saturday night and I imagine it might be my last gig for some months. My orchestras (NCO, Musica da Camera, ...
15 March 2020
Tears and fears
We were back at Smiths for another Ockham's Razor recording. OR is the famed principle of parsimony but it's also an ABC RN serie...
14 March 2020
In one pocket
It was only a quick listen on the way to something else, but I was really glad that we caught up with Pocket Trio at the National Press Cl...
11 March 2020
They say that Miles perused each Frank Sinatra record when it was released, especially for his phrasing, so I've been interested in t...
6 March 2020
I'd known Andrew Glikson for some time but I hadn't realised he's an authority on asteroid collisions. I found this out when ...
4 March 2020
I forget often enough, but it comes back with an avalanche when I hear standards sung, especially when they are sung well. Standards are...
1 March 2020
I've had a quiet few weeks but it was a lovely day and the jam was on a Smiths. It's a nice time, Sunday afternoon, for a beer an...
19 February 2020
Filling in for James
Canberra is full of jazz bassists I admire, not least the local seniors of our craft including James and Eric A and Brendan. It was trul...
12 February 2020
Varieties of collectivities
The Phoenix Collective appears in different incarnations and this was just a duo: violin and piano; Dan Russell and Edward Neeman. Thus a...
11 February 2020
It's Beethoven's year, the 250th anniversary of his birth, so he's out and about in the concert scene. This incarnation was a...
10 February 2020
Not at all military
It's no secret that the world was a different place in the past. The past we are talking of is not so far back, just 250 years or so,...
9 February 2020
We are blessed
It was a family evening so Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson was out. What a loss; they are such a capable and inspiring group. But I manage...
8 February 2020
Avoiding the smoke
The Climate Rally was enveloped in smoke, probably unnoticed by the pollies within, given their arrivals by car to underground parks and i...
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