07/09/2018 Judy Bailey Recognised for Contribution to
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Lecturer Judy Bailey, has been awarded the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award
which acknowledges a person who has made an outstanding contribution to music
Judy Bailey OAM, Sydney
Conservatorium of Music Lecturer in Jazz Piano and Composition has been awarded
the 2018 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award. The award was presented to Ms
Bailey on 29 August by Professor Gary McPherson, Director Melbourne
Conservatorium of Music.
The award honours the
contribution to music in Australia, and overseas, made by the late Sir Bernard
Heinze, one of the major pioneers of orchestral music in the country. Heinze,
who was Director of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music between 1956 and 1966,
was a musician and conductor committed to the public performance of music.
07/09/2018 Wanderlust to
Perform at Berry Jazz Festival
The fourth annual Berry Jazz
festival takes place on the weekend of Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October with a
program designed to appeal to a wide cross section of the community as well as
people of all ages. Once again there is a special emphasis on the new
generation of young jazz musicians with the popular kids' workshop plus an
entire afternoon of young jazz combos and a big band in Apex Park, brought
together by the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.
It’s the 25 anniversary of the
legendary Australian band Wanderlust and they will take pride of place at the
Berry Bowling Club on Saturday night with an amazing line-up of leading
Australian musicians. On Sunday at the Coolangatta Estate Winery, one of the
rising stars of Australian jazz, singer and pianist Frances Madden will lead
her all-star band in a special lunchtime concert.
The historic and picturesque
town of Berry, just two hours from Sydney by car, is the superb setting for the
festival, utilizing the town's numerous heritage buildings and other country
style facilities. Berry Jazz is presented by SIMA, the Sydney Improvised Music
Association in partnership with the Berry Chamber Of Commerce & Tourism.
07/09/2018 Manly Jazz
Keep your self-composed…Manly
Jazz 2018 is back!
The internationally acclaimed
Manly Jazz is known worldwide for its beautiful location and the diversity of
music it presents, from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion,
blues, gospel, swing and roots -This family friendly event will have
performances in multiple indoor and outdoor venues including major stages
alongside the world famous Manly Beach.
Mayor Michael Regan said with
over 100,000 people attending last year, it’s an unmissable event in Sydney’s
This year’s headline acts
: Performing for over 30 years and over
200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based
drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, has a profound and
Back to Back
: Newly reformed 80’s Jazz Fusion group
Back to Back draw inspiration from The Brecker Brothers, Dave Weckl, Chick
Corea and other exxponents of the jazz fusion style. The group combines funk,
rock and rhythm and blues to build a diverse repertoire getting the audience
going. All the original members are returning, led by experience trumpeter
– Since leaving her small coastal town of Moruya, Terry has impressed her
ever-growing audiences with her big voice and beautiful songs, and has
deservedly earned the title of ‘Sydney’s first lady of blues’. She effortlessly
combines the best parts of folk, jazz and blues, and creates this music which
is both sexy and heart-breaking all at the same.
–Inspired by the music of bands such as
Los Van Van and Irakere, Veneno found their path through the music of Cuba. The
decision was made to find like-minded musicians, with the intention of forming
a band dedicated to raising the standard of Afro-Latin music in Australia. With
a versatile mix of RNB, pop and soul, together with their domination of the
Afro-Latin Sonero traditions, the band had found its unique and original voice.
Sam McNally Group
with Diana Rouvas: Pianist/keyboard-player
and recording artist Sam has gold standard credits like Stylus, Air Supply,
Tommy Emmanuel, John Farnham and Doug Williams. His jazz/soul/funk is his most
treasured style/genre, but his broad experience means he can “play anything”. He’s
co-written songs for and with Richard Clapton, Louie Shelton and William
While Diana Rouvas is best
known for her appearance on season one of The Voice Australia – ranking 5th in
the finals. Her performance was called “the best live performance in the
history of reality TV!!” At 17, Diana joined the ARIA award-winning Tina Arena
on backing vocals, touring France – performing to capacity crowds at the
legendary Olympia Hall. She’s also had the privilege of recording her own songs
with the legendary soul funk RUFUS” (Chaka Khan’s band).