Jazz and Improvisation
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Bells Make Me Sing: re-recording a Brian Brown classic to celebrate 40 years of Jazz and Improvisation
In April this year, 13 students and staff from the Jazz and Improvisation course at the University of Melbourne came together to perform a new version of a very special track. Composed by the late Brian Brown, who initiated Jazz and Improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1981, Bells Make Me Sing (1979) was revisited and reimagined to celebrate 40 years of the course.
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Lecturer Sunny Kim presents the 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
Lecturer in Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Sunny Kim was invited to deliver the prestigious Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address earlier this month, the only annual address of its kind in the Australian music community.
Meet Jade Nye, Jazz and Improvisation student at the University of Melbourne
Jade Nye auditioned at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music for voice studies, so she certainly wasn't expecting to graduate on the saxophone. And yet ..
Four new faces at the Melbourne Conservatorium in 2020
2020 promises to be an exciting year at the Melbourne Conservatorium, with milestone anniversaries, an incredible array of public performances, and teaching, research and music-making at the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre. We introduce you to four of the new staff bringing their vision and talents to the Conservatorium in the new year.
Herbie Hancock comes to the University of Melbourne for International Jazz Day
UNESCO’s 2019 International Jazz Day will be presented this month in partnership with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Head of Jazz and Improvisation Associate Professor Rob Vincs explains more.
Five questions for Andrea Keller, Lecturer in Music (Jazz and Improvisation – Piano)
She’s won multiple ARIA and Australian Jazz “Bell” Awards, written and recorded dozens of albums, and is a strong voice for women in jazz – so what would pianist and composer Andrea Keller have done if she hadn’t studied music?As told to Susanna Ling
Two-minute interview: Alex Pertout, percussionist
He’s a multi-award-winning artist whose playing has graced iconic Australian number-one hits by Daniel Braithwaite and Powderfinger, and a founding member of the Australian Art Orchestra. He’s also a Senior Lecturer in Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.As told to Sophie Duran.