Today's featured artist:

Marc Hannaford

New Backing Track: "Epic" by Jonathan Zwartz

Posted on 07 March 2014

Epic is a through-composed work in 5/4 in the key of B minor. The odd meter makes for a strangely hypnotic effect, allowing the piece to go for sometime without seeming particularly long. Composed by double bassist Jonathan Zwartz, it features on his debut album of original compositions released in 2009 “The Sea” which won two prestigious Bell awards, and was the best selling Australian jazz release in 2010 and 2011.
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New Backing Track: "Song For Bobby" by Pyramid

Posted on 27 February 2014

“Song for Bobby” composed by David Hirschfelder, features Bob Venier on Flugelhorn. The cutting edge Australian jazz-fusion band Pyramid achieved cult status and went on to gain top billing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1983. It comprised David Hirschfelder on Keys, Bob Venier on Trumpet/Flugelhorn, David Jones on Drums, and Roger McLachlan on Bass. According to David:

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Backing Tracks Coming Your Way!

Posted on 20 February 2014

Backing Tracks Coming Your Way!
What we're aiming to do is get more people into playing jazz, particularly Australian Jazz. Over the forthcoming months we're going to be regularly adding resources that helps students practice, as well as providing some pathways of understanding for educators as a way of getting into the music. The backing tracks feature an all-star rhythm section of Larold Dirtog on Piano, Frank Di Sario on Double Bass, and ...

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