Canberra Jazz blog
Promoting modern jazz and other arts in Canberra, Australia
6 May 2021
I'm taking on recordings for Wesley lunchtime sessions. Nice to help out and there are some very capable players to hear. This time it...
3 May 2021
Different ages, different certainties
My concerts are relatively few C(ovid)E but Limestone Consort is one I have got to. Their concerts are small and intimate; the music is del...
23 April 2021
It was a double decker: Anton and Ariana had sandwiched Bach between two Vivaldi sonatas and I had sandwiched my recording between Melbourne...
21 April 2021
For some reason I was thinking of Smalls through this show. Smalls is a jazz bar in NYC that has a daily video feed. I watch it every so o...
20 April 2021
Now this is a bit of local colour. I met Phaedra and Dave at NGV when they were doing some performance art for the Triennial. They were pe...
19 April 2021
Well, it was a new scene and one I’m not familiar with: punk, metal and the like. I heard music from across the road from the Victoria Ma...
18 April 2021
Film is not my favourite art form. Nonetheless, I went to one, Nomadland. It seemed fairly obvious if touching. We’ve read of such inequa...
17 April 2021
Always the gallery
Any visit to Melbourne for me includes the National Gallery of Victoria. It’s a fave. This time, for the Triennial but also just to revisi...
5 April 2021
A phenomenon around town
Early morning (moderately early) and a last minute run was my experience of Skywhale and Skywhalepapa. Skywhale appeared in this blog years...
4 April 2021
I don't write about all my jazz gigs, just when there's something notable or when we play with someone new. Now this last gig had a...
2 April 2021
For posterity, or at least for radio
I've recorded literally hundreds of jazz and classical performers but these have all been live shows. It was something a bit special to...
31 March 2021
Partly jokingly, the Crivelli was the one I went to see. We went to the National Gallery today for its latest blockbuster, Botticelli to Va...
28 March 2021
This weekend it was a concert with Musica da Camera, my string orchestra. You may expect Bach and Mozart from a string orchestra and that...
22 March 2021
Music is a hard task-master
But it can be fun! Tilt was in the studio again. It's entertaining but demanding. We last recorded for a Friday Night Live session an...
21 March 2021
The old Trident Jazz Trio was resident at Trident Bar in Dickson for years, from 2000 or thereabouts. It was nice that Chris had checked ou...
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