Eric Myers Jazz

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JAZZCHORD ARTICLES

Between 1993 and 2002, 64 editions of JazzChord were published by the Jazz Co-ordination Association of New South Wales. This folder includes a selection of articles from those editions. Articles published in JazzChord appear on this site also in the JOHN CLARE, JAZZ CO-ORDINATION, BOOK REVIEWS, CONTRIBUTIONS and OBITUARIES folders.

 
Brian Brown

Brian Brown

RETIREMENT OF BRIAN BROWN

by Martin Jackson 

JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1998

Woodwind player/composer Brian Brown recently retired (via an Early Voluntary package) from his position as Head of the Improvisational Studies degree course at the Victorian College of the Arts. Having commenced at the College in 1978, when he was appointed to introduce a jazz studies course, Brian was one of the longest serving tertiary jazz educators in the country. He is one of the few jazz musicians to have received the Order of Australia (OAM) which he received in 1993 for his contributions to Australian performing arts as a performer, composer and educator…

Bernie McGann

Bernie McGann

THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE AT UMBRIA JAZZ 2001

Reviewed by Mike Zwerin

JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 2001

For an art form that is supposed to be either stuck, going out of style or becoming fused beyond recognition - and which we are told represents only 2% of the market - there seems to be a lot of life in the old girl. At least judging from the more than 200,000 people who heard more good music than they had any right to hope for during the ten-day Umbria Jazz Festival in July, 2001. In addition to the heavy artillery like Keith Jarrett, Dianne Reeves and Ahmad Jamal and the others, there was an “Australian Stage” in the recently restored Oratorio di Santa Cecilia in the afternoons...

Michelle Nicolle

Michelle Nicolle

SOME POST-PERUGIA NIGHTS IN ITALY

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 2001

Other than the performances at Umbria Jazz, some of the Australian musicians performed in Rome, at gigs arranged by the National Jazz Development Office. An event called Australian Focus 2001, where five Australian films were shown as part of the film festival L'Isola du Cinema, took place in the open-air on the Isola Tiberina, the island sitting cosily between the western and eastern banks of the Tiber River, which flows through Rome…