Jazz Jazz On Wednesdays Program Highlights program previews
Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz. At noon and 7:00pm, featuring Deanna Witkowski and her new album Force of Nature. Listen to Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon.
CD of the Week Friends Offers Giveaways
A collection of new music for Violin and Piano from beloved composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Composed, arranged and recorded during lockdowns of 2021 this album introduces 12 new works to the repertoire. Performed by Vov Dylan, Clemens Leske, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, Susan Blake and Nicole Murray-Prior and recorded in Sydney's Blue Mountains...
CD Reviews Fine Music Magazine James Nightingale
On this new recording, Ross Edwards’ Symphony no 2 joins Symphonies 1, 3 and 4 in the public sphere. Alongside this long-awaited release is his most recent orchestral work, the concerto for saxophone and percussion, Frog and star cycle, and a re-release of his Symphony no 3.
CD Reviews Fine Music Magazine Paul Cooke
Christopher Gordon is an English-born Australian composer. He has been commissioned by ensembles such as the SSO, the ACO and the Omega Ensemble; has provided ballet and dance works for Graeme Murphy; and has composed music for numerous films, including Mao’s last dancer and Ladies in black.
Interviews Jazz Jazz In Conversation Program Highlights
Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon. This week’s guest is double bassist Jonathan Zwartz. He is also a composer, arranger, producer, songwriter, and live music advocate! His debut album won two Bell awards, and his second and third albums have ARIA awards. Barry and Jonathan will discuss his music, its influences and his current tour with his latest album ‘Another Dance’.
Jazz Program Highlights Tributes
Australian trumpeter and cornetist, Bob Barnard has died at 88. A jazz icon has passed, but we are the richer for his life. He grew up in a Melbourne musical family and continued to pass down his knowledge and experience to his children and even his grandchildren, which included our FineMusic Artist-In-Residence, pianist Casey Golden.
He started playing cornet at 12, because the family band (led by his mother Kath Barnard) needed a trumpeter. But he was also deeply impressed by a record of Muggsy Spanier, as well as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Sidney Bechet, Bunk Johnson and Graeme Bell. He toured New Zealand and Papua New Guinea ... ... ...