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Clarita Liepolt

Clarita Liepolt

CLARITA LIEPOLT IN SYDNEY

 by Eric Myers

April 4, 2019

Clarita Liepolt, widow of the late jazz promoter and entrepreneur Horst Liepolt arrived in Sydney on Monday March 25, 2019 after a few days in Melbourne. She was travelling with her companion Mary Arias, an old friend from her home country Colombia. They had attended a function in Melbourne the previous Saturday night, March 23, to commemorate Horst. They were met at Sydney airport by Jim Cattlin, who was a colleague of Horst’s on the magazine Jazz Down Under in the seventies…

Phil Slater

Phil Slater

PHIL SLATER QUINTET AT THE SOUND LOUNGE

by Heather Prowse

Concert presented by SIMA, July 27, 2019

In an era where time is a precious commodity, it is no mean feat to gather a group of session musicians into a room at the same time, let alone their making it a priority to listen and respond to each other’s melodic, harmonic and rhythmic languages. Each musician who took the stage at The Sound Lounge on July 27th demonstrated the sort of strong cohesion with his or her colleagues that takes years to achieve…

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

DUKE ELLINGTON SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS

by Michael Griffin

australianjazz.net, August 16, 2018

Being born into a musical family – my father, Trevor Griffin, was a highly respected saxophonist in the Australian jazz scene – jazz made sense straight away. I remember listening to Dizzy Gillespie cassettes in the car when I was 4 or 5 years old and already understanding it. As I grew older and started to realise that jazz was something that not everyone loved as much as me, and was considered a music that many people could not understand, it was almost a foreign concept to me…