Perth International Jazz Festival
The first annual Perth International Jazz Festival kicks off on May 24th featuring many Listen/Hear Collective artists along side some of the worlds best jazz musicians. The festival runs for three days (May 24-26) all around Perth with its soul and home based at The Ellington Jazz Club in Northbridge.
Sam Anning is back in Perth, from New York, to perform with his own group as well as with many other bands throughout the festival. Sam is also launching his new CD – Sweethearts – featuring saxophonist Julien Wilson and drummer Allan Browne.
The Grid also come together from all corners of the globe to release an new CD (WATCH THIS SPACE).
Local large ensembles Mace Francis Orchestra and the Johannes Luebbers Dectet are also performing throughout the festival.
As well as all the Listen/Hear Collective artists – you should also check out Joe Lovano, (only Australian show), Kneebody, Vince Jones, Katie Noonan etc etc. It will be an amazing weekend!
New release from Callum G’Froerer
Listen/Hear is pleased to announce the release of the debut album from trumpet wunderkind Callum G'Froerer. Recorded in 2011 at ABC Studios in Melbourne, 'City Speaks' features the musicianship of Callum G'Froerer (trumpet), Brett Thompson (guitar), Sam Zerna (bass) and Hugh Harvey (drums).
The album will be launched in Melbourne this Wednesday – details below. As comfortable in an improvised setting as he is in the most challenging of notated settings, G'Froerer is a formidable young talent. For more on Callum visit his artist profile.
CITY SPEAKS Melbourne CD Launch
Northcote Uniting Church Hall (behind church)
251 High St, Northcote
7.30pm Wed 20 Feb
$25 with CD
Peter Knight appointed new Artistic Director of Australian Art Orchestra
Listen/Hear Collective artist, Peter Knight, has been appointed the new Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra. Read more about Peter's artistic vision for this great ensemble HERE and to watch an interview with Peter about the new position and his thoughts on music go HERE.
Listen to his two recent releases
FISH BOAST OF FISHING
Steve Newcomb Orchestra’s Caterpillar Chronicles Out Now!
Brisbane-based pianist and composer Steve Newcomb's album, Caterpillar Chronicles is out now! Recorded whilst Steve was living and studying in New York, it's xan adventurous large ensemble work featuring an amazing array of instrumentalists. Visit the SNO artist page to read more about Steve and SNO or head over here for a listen…