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JAZZCHORD ARTICLES

Between 1993 and 2002, 53 editions of the bi-monthly magazine JazzChord were published as part of the National Jazz Co-ordination Program. 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. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of articles in this folder.

 
Don Banks

Don Banks

JAZZ IN OUR MUSICAL WORLD

by Don Banks

JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1994

Jazz has been with us most of this century, and I'd like to comment on its existence and influence from the viewpoint of the (so-called) serious composer of music. This may seem a limited stance to take but believing, as I do, that we are seeing a very interesting period of interaction between jazz and concert music, then I think it is well worthwhile to examine this area…

Benny Featherstone

Benny Featherstone

BENNY FEATHERSTONE: PRINCE OF GOOD FELLOWS

by Nigel Buesst

JazzChord, Oct/Nov, 1997

A feature film based on the life of Benny Featherstone, one of Australia's first jazz players, would make a wonderful night at the cinema, bursting with colourful drama. He certainly lived life to the hilt. As a contemporary of Errol Flynn and a fellow Tasmanian, Benny is surely deserving of a biography along the lines of My Wicked, Wicked Ways, if not a feature film. But until someone comes up with the big budget needed to stage such a production we might have to settle for my hour-long documentary…

Diana Allen

Diana Allen

THE RECKLESS NEGLIGENCE OF ARTS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS

by Diana Allen OAM

JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 1997

I'm responding to the welcome article "Jazz in the Australian Media" by a Special Correspondent in the Jun/Jul, 1997 edition of JazzChord. Your correspondent has accurately described the serious and extraordinary situation regarding the way the Australian media responds to one of the most colourful jazz scenes in the world. A most disheartening aspect of jazz promotion in Australia is the lack of co-operation and the apparent disinterest from the leading newspapers and/or their arts editors. It is something I've never been able to comprehend…