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Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Various locations
jny:Brisbane, Australia
June 3-8, 2015

Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Tim Nikolsky: Australian Jazz Real Book

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Australian Jazz Real Book

Tim Nikolsky

662 pages

ISBN: 979-­0-­9009613-­5-­8

Australian Jazz Real Book

2013

It's been five years in the making, but finally, Melbourne guitarist Tim Nikolsky's one-man crusade to assemble an Australian Jazz Real Book has succeeded. In fact, as Nikolsky related ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Elly Hoyt: Elly Hoyt

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Tasmanian-born Elly Hoyt's self-titled debut catapulted her into the forefront of the jazz scene Down Under, winning the coveted Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album in 2011. Australian jazz is perhaps stronger than ever, with a veritable wealth of young musicians emerging and festivals popping up like 'roos, and this award serves meaningful notice ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

James Sherlock Trio: Domestic Arts

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Domestic Arts caps a busy 2010 for Melbourne guitarist James Sherlock, following the release, earlier in the year, of the impressive Solo (Pinnacles Music, 2010). That recording highlighted not only Sherlock's notable chops but also his songwriting skills, with more than half the compositions self-penned works of striking originality and nuance. This time out Sherlock leads ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

James Sherlock: Solo

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The title of Australian jazz guitarist James Sherlock's Solo is deceptively simple, because these eleven selections reveal a guitarist and arranger of uncommon sensitivity and advanced technique. Sherlock, perhaps aware of the challenge of concentrating on a single instrument, offers up only 35 minutes of music. However, the performance is absolutely captivating, and only whets the ...