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WAAPA Jazz Summer School 2016

Kick start your pathway to a career in JAZZ MUSIC, with three days of workshops on improvisation and ensemble playing, run by WAAPA’s internationally reknown lecturers. Students will learn how to arrange songs, play improvised solos and learn the ins and outs of small jazz ensemble playing, … [Read More...]

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Helen Matthews inducted to WAM’s 2015 Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Helen Matthews, officially inducted to WAM's 2015 Hall of Fame at the WA Music Awards ceremony on Thursday 5 November! "With a career spanning over half a century, Helen Matthews has undoubtedly become WA’s First Lady of Jazz. From hosting the nationally adored ABC variety show … [Read More...]

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WAAPA Jazz Auditions

Recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, the WAAPA Jazz Performance major produces many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians. To apply for the forthcoming November auditions, visit … [Read More...]

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Mace Francis APRA AMCOS winner Jazz Work of the Year

Congratulations to Mace Francis, winner of the APRA AMCOS Jazz Work of the Year for his work titled Music for Average Photography performed by MFO (Mace Francis Orchestra). For more details about the award, visit APRA AMCOS. Don’t miss MFO’s next performance in Perth: 1 October 2015 7:30pm, The Astor Lounge, 659 Beaufort St, Mt […]

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Tal Cohen 2015 Freedman Jazz Fellow

Congratulations to Tal Cohen, 2015 Freedman Jazz Fellow! The Fellowship was announced after the finalists’ concert at The Studio, Sydney Opera House on Monday 20 July. Tal performed with Jamie Oehlers (Saxophone), Cameron Undy (Bass) and Tim Firth (Drums). Tal’s award includes $15,000 cash prize and 3 days studio recording time with ABCJazz. Check out […]

APRA AMCOS 2015 Art Music Awards finalists announced

Mace Francis and Daniel Susnjar have been announced finalists for the Jazz Work of the Year category of the 2015 Art Music Awards. Presented by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the annual Awards recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music. Mace Francis has been selected for his […]

Freedman Jazz Fellowship 2015 finalists concert Sydney Opera House 20 July

WA’s Tal Cohen is one of four finalists presenting a set of music at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 20 July for the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship. The Annual Freedman Jazz Fellowship, held by The Music Trust, is designed to assist top young Australian jazz musicians to further their career.  Nominees are selected by […]