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MUSICIAN Born:

Greg Poppleton

Since 2002, Greg has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s and 1930s Swing Era with his swinging 1920s-30s jazz band and high-energy shows.

Performed festivals in Australia and New Zealand.

On screen with film stars Adrien Brody, John Goodman and Nicole Kidman.

5 albums released.
2 played on commercial radio.
5 radio awards for his national Phantom Dancer swing and jazz radio show.
1.25 Million TOTAL YouTube plays.

The Poppleton Effect © Kerrie Foster
"The way that Greg moves round the audience
and picks out whoever he will,
and sings to them through his own megaphone;
you see the crowds get a thrill

MUSICIAN Born:

Ellen Kirkwood

Ellen Kirkwood is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator from Marrickville, Sydney. She studied Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium under many Australian Jazz greats including Mike Nock, Warwick Alder, Judy Bailey, Matt McMahon and Dale Barlow. In 2012 she won the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in Jazz. She was a finalist in the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowships and her 1 hour suite [A]part was a finalist for Jazz Work of the Year in the 2018 APRA Art Music Awards. In 2016 Ellen received a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts for a composition mentorship with stellar composer/pianist Barney McAll, during which she penned [A]part - a groundbreaking 1 hour suite for 16 piece Sirens Big Band plus featured soloists Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans and Gian Slater

MUSICIAN Born:

Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney. His music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music, appearing in his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered as well as the collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche. He has also played with a number of Australia's most acclaimed improvisers including Simon Barker, Chris Hale, Andrea Keller, Steve Magnusson, Matt McMahon, Gian Slater & Clayton Thomas, as well as the Australian Art Orchestra and world-music ensemble Mara! Sam has appeared on numerous records, including Mind on Fire's debut recording The Process of Unbecoming, self- released in December 2017, as well as Microfiche's self-titled 2016 debut

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Read "Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed" reviewed by John Kelman

The consequences of change in the music industry have been predicted for some time now but, with far too many blinkered deniers, it's had to begin approaching critical mass before being recognized for what it is: the commoditization and devaluation of music that has led to increasing challenges for musicians looking to maintain any kind of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Cinque will be on a Worldwide Tour this year and the next, with performances in: Australia Friday, Sept 7, Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide
Saturday, Sept 8, Wharf, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Wednesday, Sept 12, Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst Mexico Wednesday, Nov. 6 Instalaciones del ITESO Guadalajara, Mexico Sydney Adelaide Elio Villafranca voted: DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard and 4.5-star ...

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Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd

Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd

Sydney trumpeter Eamon Dilworth (Tijuana Cartel, Ed Kuepper, Low Down Riders) is touring his latest Jazz album Viata across Australia & New Zealand July 26th-August 3rd with Alister Spence & Paul Derricott. Special guests in each city will include Julien Wilson, James Muller & Roger Manins. Eamon is best known for his previous albums with The ...

Eamon Dilworth

Eamon Dilworth, whose trumpet “sometimes carries a blast of the raucous vibrancy associated with Balkan Gypsies or Spanish bullfight bands” (Sydney Morning Herald) has established himself as a trumpeter, creative musician & manager with regular performances across Europe, Australia & New Zealand alongside musicians from the far reaches of the genre-spectrum from improvised to mainstream-pop music. His collaborations extend from leading Tiny Hearts & The Dilworths, across to performing alongside seasoned jazz players Dale Barlow, James Muller & The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, his contemporaries Paul Derricott, Steve Barry, Dave Jackson & Alex Boneham, Internationally as a guest with Nigel Kennedy (UK) and outside of jazz with Guy Sebastian with Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Mauboy, The Beautiful Girls & Caravana Sun. These have lead to performances at prestigious venues :: Porgy & Bess (Vienna Austria), George Enescu Museum (Bucharest, Romania), The Ellington (Perth), Sydney Opera House, Bennetts Lane (Melbourne) Festivals :: North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreax Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Splendour in the Grass, Arrifana Surf Festival (Portugal) TV :: X Factor Grand Final, Sunrise, ARIAS (Jess Mauboy) Today Show (Guy Sebastian) Eamon has released three albums as a leader & co-leader: The Dilworths (2009) Tiny Hearts – Alluvium (2014) VIATA (2018) Education :: Bachelor of Music (Jazz) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Private study with :: Laurie Frink, Brian Lynch, Lew Soloff, Ambrose Akinmusire and Jim Rotundi,Phil Slater, Warwick Alder, Scott Tinkler, Judy Bailey, Mike Nock, Bob Coassin Dale Barlow, Dave Douglas, Avishai Cohen, Kenny Werner, John Taylor & Lionel Loueke. Eamon’s musical journey began in 1995 learning trumpet and later brief pursuits in Violin, French Horn and Double Bass

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet: Elevenses

Read "Elevenses" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Australian, Daevid Allen was one of the original progressive rock wizards who founded Soft Machine and Gong, nestled within the British Canterbury movement and beyond. Sadly, he passed away on March 13, 2016. Elevenses will stand-- barring any reissues from the vault--as his final album and the second release by his Weird Quartet.

Allen's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alister Spence: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Alister Spence Trio: Live is, apparently, this Australian group's sixth recording. Sadly, the others have passed me by and pianist Alister Spence only recently crossed my CD deck in the company of Scottish saxophonist / improviser Raymond MacDonald. To be honest, much contemporary piano trio jazz--EST, Brad Mehldau, The Necks--bores me. Perhaps unfairly so but to ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13-19, 2016 and Japan: January 23-30

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13-19, 2016 and Japan: January 23-30

Pianist Fujii Performs Solo and Duo Concert with Alister Spence January 13 in Glebe Two-trumpet ensemble Kaze unleashes storm of inventive sound with performances in Australia and Japan including jny: Sydney, jny: Melbourne, Kobe and jny: Tokyo “One of the most musically dynamic and intense “jazz" sets of the year… If you think you can imagine what ...