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FineMusic is Sydney’s home of FineJazz, with 16 programs each week focusing on Jazz, from its roots in the early 1900’s right up to yesterday. Specialist presenters guide you through the world of Jazz.  Please explore our FineJazz pages on 2MBS FineMusic Sydney, along with our two gig guides:
FineJazz gig guides: Jazz About Town and Emergent Jazz

Listen Live to a week of FineJazz Programs

Jazz CD and New Release Reviews Extracts from our 2MBS FineMusic Magazine

Recent Jazz Webposts

Jazz Birthdays An eclectic listing of jazz musicians with birthdays in a nominated month.

FineJazz Presenters Profiles of our jazz crew.

Emerging Jazz Musicians

Jazz Highlights A selection of the week’s FineJazz

Listen Anytime to a week of FineJazz Programs

Jazz In Conversation A Jazz Hour with studio guests

Jazz After Hours Late night Sundays and Mondays, Listen, engage and relax.

World Jazz On Wednesdays World jazz with featured artists.

Jazz in the FineMusic Magazine and other articles Coming!

Eras of Jazz: an imprecise précis Coming!

International Jazz Day, April 30th, 2023

International Jazz Day is a UNESCO celebration, recognising the power of jazz to cross boundaries, be they political, national, racial, ethnic, cultural or gender. Fine jazz and good improvisation requires musicians to actively listen to each other, a lesson for us all. This year, FineJazz streamed the award-winning 20-part History Of Jazz In Australia, from Dr Bruce Johnson. Listen Anytime here


A Short Piece of Jazz in History. It can be very difficult to identify the beginnings of an art form, but it can be possible to find markers along the way. We recognise that jazz began in New Orleans and spread from there thanks to travelling bands and the emerging methods of recording sound. The King Oliver band moving to Chicago and sending for a young Louis Armstrong to join them, helped spread the music from the south to major city audiences in the north of the USA.

In the early days, radio stations did not even exist, so one of the most important mediums for sharing the sounds of jazz was via recordings, including those heavy 10” 78rpm records played by a wind-up gramophone with a sharp needle and heard via a bell sound horn. Records also enabled the music to spread internationally, including to Australia.

Historians acknowledge that the first “Jass” record to be released was “Livery Stable Blues” and “Dixie Jass Band One Step” recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band on 26th February and released by Victor on 7th March 1917.

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