LOST IN THE MUSIC

All concerts recorded at 15ips on a 10" Analogue Stellavox Reel to Reel Tape Recorder with Neumann TLM50, M150 or B&K 4135 microphones.

 

 

JAZZ CONCERTS

 

 

 

Jamie Oehlers

As a result of his win in the 2003 White Foundation World Sax Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival, tenor saxophonist Jamie Oehlers was based in the U.K. in 2004 to take advantage of various opportunities flowing from the win. In July 2004, his Quartet toured the European jazz festival circuit, including support for Pat Metheny at the Montreux, and the BBC Radio 3 London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott's. Based in Melbourne once again, Jamie is joined by fellow journeyman, trumpeter Scott Tinkler for an exciting project band sure to blow the minds of all that hear it. "Oehlers rolled out phrase after subtle phrase, effortlessly pushing forward with authority and ease. His lines flowed expansively, while he crafted a strikingly personal statement from a well-trodden melody. He clearly demonstrated how keenly he will be missed when he heads to Europe" Jessica Nicholas, The Age December 3, 2003

Jamie has studied at Berklee College of Music, in Boston and also under some of the worlds finest jazz musicians in New York, including Dave Liebman, George Coleman and George Garzone. Jamie is a saxophone tutor at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University in Victoria, and has held saxophone and improvisation workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.

1. At BMW Edge 1 X 28min [Cameo with Alison Wedding]

2. At BMW EDGE 1 X 45min

 

Allan Browne

Self taught, drummer Allan Browne has worked extensively with Peter Gaudion, Geoff Kitchen, Ken Shroeder, Vince Jones, Barney Mc All, Steve Grant and Paul Grabowsky's Trio and Quintet. Simultaneously he led the contemporary jazz group Onaje, which was selected to represent Australia at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival in 1992. Also in demand as an accompanist, Allan has worked with over 35 International Jazz icons including Milt Jackson, Jay Mc Shann, Herb Ellis, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Plas Johnson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Art Hodes, Barney Kessel, Urbie Green, Buddy Tate, Joe Newman, Mal.Waldren, Johnny Griffin, Scott Hamilton, Wild Bill Davidson, Urbie Green, Ronnie Scott, Charlie Bird, Ralph Sutton, Sheilah Jordan, Red Holloway, Emily Remla and Richie Cole. In November 2000 he received the prestigious Don Banks Award for his contribution to Australian music. This grant of $60,000.00 by the Australia Council has only been awarded to one other jazz musician since its inception.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 2005 [HD] 1 X 52min

 

Aaron Choulai

Aaron was born in Papua New Guinea in 1982. His early years were spent playing in the village, fishing, eating mangos, coconuts and mud crabs. At an early age Aaron was exposed to a wide range of music from traditional Motuan mourning chants, to the songs sung around the table at Passover, to Beethoven, Brahms and Bach played to him by his grandfather. At the age of 12, Aaron was living in Melbourne, and discovered the blues. Within a year he was playing piano regularly in blues clubs around Melbourne with some of Melbourne's finest players: Paul Neuendorf, Andy Baylor and Ian Collard. Aaron also played regularly in the trio of legendary drummer, Allan Browne at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club featuring Aaron's original compositions. It was at Bennetts Lane in early 2003 that New York saxophonist Tim Ries, in Melbourne for the Rolling Stones tour, discovered Aaron playing. Tim was so impressed that they played together in Melbourne and Tim encouraged Aaron to come to New York to record with some of New York's finest jazz players, James Genus (bass), Clarence Penn (drums) and Scott Wendholdt (trumpet). Aaron travelled to New York, writing tunes for the occasion based on his impressions of that city.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. At the BMW EDGE 1 X 62min

2. At the Bennetts Lane 1 X 52min

 
 

Andrea Keller

With strong influences from Keith Jarrett’s 1980’s work, MCA Freedman Fellowship winner pianist/composer Andrea Keller won her first ARIA [Australian equivalent of a GRAMMY] in 2002 . This was followed with her CD, Thirteen Sketches where Keller also won both the 2003 ARIA Award and inaugural Bell Award for Best Jazz Album for her Bartok Project's Mikrokosmos CD (on ABC). The personnel of Eugene Ball (trumpet), Ian Whitehurst (tenor sax) and Joe Talia(drums) performed material from the quartet's 2005 ARIA nominated album 'Angels and Rascals' on the ABC. "Ingenious compositions, Keller is a fine technician and fiery improviser who can also withdraw into a soft-focus world of dreams, impressions and confessions." - John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 23-24, 2002. "Keller joins the more creative writers for this instrumentation worldwide." - John Clare, MCA Music Forum, Oct-Nov, 2001.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. Angels & Rascals [Quartet] @ BMW EDGE [SD] 1 X 45min

2. Czech House - Trio with bassist Tamara Murphy & drummer Allan Browne 1 X 52min

 
 

Pascal Schumacher

Pascal Schumacher starts his studies as a percussionist at the classical music department of the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg (L) and obtains the Prix Supérieur in 1999. From 1997 on he studies with jazz vibraphone player Guy Cabay, first at the jazz department of the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, where he obtains the Prix Supérieur with distinction in 2001, later at the jazz department of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (B), where he obtains a bachelor degree in June 2003. In 2005 he graduates then at Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague (NL) with Frits Landesbergen (master) He also receives a master’s degree of musicology at the Université Marc Bloch de Strasbourg (F) in 2002. Pascal also followed master classes and workshops with Gary Burton, Mike Manieri, David Friedman, Stefon Harris, Franck Tortiller, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Jean Geoffroy, Charles Loos, Scott Prebys… In 1995, he co-founds the ensemble Interchange with saxophonist Nadine Kauffmann. In 1998, he receives the „IKB Jugend-Förderpreis“. In 1999, he is laureate of the Prix Norbert Stelmes des Jeunesses Musicales Luxembourg. In 2001, he is cofounder of the experimental percussion group Stroke X. From 2001 to 2003 he coleads Greg Lamy - Pascal Schumacher Quartet. In 2004, Pascal Schumacher wins with his quartet the First Prize as well as the Public Prize at the famous Tremplin Jazz Avignon (F). In October 2005, Pascal receives the Belgium Jazz Trophy Django d’Or in the category “New Talent”.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. Live at Ormond Hall 1 X 52min

 

 

Martin Breeze

Singer/songwriter Martin Breeze started his musical education growing up in Adelaide, South Australia listening to his parents’ diverse musical tastes. In 1990 he studied improvised music at Adelaide University that leaned heavily towards bebop. He played with a number of jazz groups whilst studying such as the ‘Angry Penguins’ and more notably ‘Hothouse’ with tenor saxophonist Andy Sugg. In 1992 Martin moved to Melbourne and performed with artists like Joe Chindamo, Allan Browne, Stephen Magnusson, Sam Keevers, Bob Sedergreen, James Sherlock, Niko Schauble among many others. He has performed at a number of festivals both nationally and internationally and was a regular guest on daytime TV’s “Good Morning Australia” with Bert Newton. In 1996 he was a finalist in The National Jazz Competition for vocalists and went on to do a string of live to air recordings with the ABC. By 2006 Martin was invited to perform as one of 12 finalists worldwide for the London International Jazz Competition for vocalists.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. Martin Breeze Quintet - At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 41min

1. Martin Breeze Trio - At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 28min

1. Martin Breeze Duo [Standards]- At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 31min

 

 
 

Alison Wedding

Recipient of the Gibson-May award in the 2006 London International Jazz Competition, expatriate American vocalist Alison Wedding has built an impressive reputation among both musicians and the public in the years she has been based here, with many weekends residencies at Bennetts Lane. Originally from Ohio, Alison's album 'The Secret' won the 'Best Jazz Vocal Album' at the 2004 Bell Awards. One of her career highlights was singing with the One O'clock Lab Band with the late Gerry Mulligan. After receiving her bachelor's degree, she spent a summer at Epcot in Florida, singing in the show Swingin' Summer Nights,where she had the opportunity to sing with an amazing line up of singers such as Dianne Reeves, Diane Schuur, and the late Joe Williams. Alison then decided to move to the west coast to develop her career. While in Los Angeles, Alison performed professionally, both live and in the studio. She toured as a back-up singer with Kevyn Lettau, and recorded with artists such as Andy Summers (formerly of The Police) on his CD Peggy's Blue Sklight. Since her national tour, Alison was invited to sing with Tim Ries (saxophone player with The Rolling Stones) at the 2004 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 49min

2. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 31min

 

Darrin Archer

Darrin Archer has gained a reputation as a formidable pianist and composer both in Melbourne and Sydney. Originally from Melbourne, he studied jazz piano with Mike Nock and Judy Bailey at the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music. Since then he worked with many leading artists, as well as bands under his own name. Archer has recorded various albums under other leaders, and released his own debut album of originals. "Archer's instrumental tunes tend to have a strong melodic focus, with moods ranging from gentle lyricism to spikily energetic swing." Jessica Nicholas, The Age Darrin has recorded various albums under other leaders, including an album recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of S.A.J.A. (the Scandinavian Australian Jazz Alliance). He won the Jazz Action Society Composition competition in 1996, and was a finalist in the 2003 MusicOz songwriting competition (Jazz Category). Darrin has also written the music for short films such as “Karaoke” (by Luke Eve: he was the winner of Tropfest 2005), and “Apprentice” (Dustin Fenely).

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 34min

 

Belinda Moody

Belinda Moody is a Victorian College of the Arts graduate and passionate jazz bassist and composer who has gained much international experience living at home and abroad over the past 20 years. Those home bases have included Melbourne, Amsterdam, Singapore and since 2003, Tokyo. This has afforded her the opportunity to perform with many extraordinary musicians including: Alan Lee, Jex Saarelaht, Luluk Purwanto and Rene Van Helsdingen, Han Bennik, Tobias Delius, Jeremy Monteiro, Terumasa Hino, James Moody, Ernie Watts, Carmen Bradford and Christine Sullivan. It featured some of Melbourne's finest talent in Ronny Ferella, Peter Jones, Julien Wilson, Nadje Noordhuis and Michelle Nicolle. Last settled in Japan,(2003) Belinda made new connections with some of the finest musicians in the country while still maintaining an international agenda. Regular trips to Thailand to perform with the Jeremy Monteiro Trio and special guests continue as do recordings with the trio. "Epic Whispers" is a new project led by Belinda Moody, joining the sympathetic vibration of strings, wood and voices, the harmony of ideas and emotions, the charm of telling tales. A rhythm section, string quartet and voices weave their way through a set of arrangements and compositions by Belinda Moody and Steve Smith.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 2006 [HD] 1 X 43min

 

 

Julien Wilson

Julien has recorded or performed with many of Australia's leading jazz musicians and popular bands including Mike Nock, Thirsty Merc, Paul Grabowsky, Barney McAll, Scott Tinkler, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, Daddy Cool, Chris Tanners Virus and Augie March, as well as with international musicians such as Jim Black, Andy Milne, Bob Moses, Hugh Masekala, Palle Mikkleborg, Josh Roseman and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. 1995 National Jazz Saxophone Award winner Julien Wilson has been referred to as "one of the most exciting musicians in the country" (Sydney critic John Shand) and "almost everyone's favourite side-man" (Joe Chindamo). Wilson's original and thoughtful compositions are inspired and informed by his extensive studies in the U.S. with George Garzone and the legendary George Russell. "Ravishingly beautiful music. Enchanting lyricism. The epitome of understatement." - Jessica Nicholas, The Age "Five years after bursting with explosive energy at the 1994 National Jazz Awards, Wilson is one of the most exciting players in the country.What sets him apart from other short-fuse improvisers is the ability to sustain peaks with undiminished fervour for substantial periods" - John Shand, Concert Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23/8/99

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 2005 [HD] 1 X 60min

 

Leigh Barker

"Y'all swinging! Australia in the house…that first tune is killin', my man." - Doug Wamble, guitarist with the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra. Bassist, composer and bandleader Leigh Barker was born and raised in Canberra, where he spent his formative years studying with American bassist Eric Ajaye at the Canberra School of Music. The move to Melbourne provided much professional experience, with Leigh proving to be a popular accompanist for the cream of the Australian contemporary Jazz scene, frequently appearing with Jamie Oehlers, Dale Barlow, Scott Tinkler, Julien Wilson, Mark and Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Alison Wedding, Heather Stewart and many others. In January 2004 Leigh travelled to the US for five weeks, where he pursued formal studies with bassists Ben Wolfe, Eric Revis and Reginald Veal, as well as spending valuable time with mentors Branford Marsalis and Doug Wamble. Last year Leigh collaborated with celebrated pianist Tom Vincent on the soundtrack for the hit ABC television program 'The Collectors', which airs on Friday nights. Vincent and Barker discovered an immediate rapport which culminated in a six-week tour early in 2006 with the Tom Vincent Trio, with pianist Vincent and Netherlands based drummer, Marc Meader.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 58min

2. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 27min

 
 

Adam Simmons

"Simmons is a monster!" - Robert Spencer, Cadence Magazine (USA), Dec 2000 "Fabulous and intense double sax and drums trio [New Blood] from Australia featuring baritone sax wonder Adam Simmons from our favorite down under band [Bucketrider]" - Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, New York 9/6/01 "Simmons' sax has all the fire of youth, humour and inventiveness, and provides some great listening." - Leon Gettler, The Age 21/11/96 "Simmons is as readily combustible as rocket fuel" - John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald 3/10/00 Freshly returned from 3 months in New York and Poland (after receiving the Special Award from MCA-Freedman Foundation in 2004), Simmons (multiple saxes, flutes, Shakuhachi and the Slavic Fujara) re-unites with all-original ASQ members Andrew Ogburn (piano) Simon Starr (bass) and Matt Earl (drums) for some feisty and delicate music.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. Quartet At the BMW EDGE [SD] 1 X 52min

2. With Tony Overwater 2005 [HD] 1 X 46min

3. Quartet At the INCINERATOR [SD] 1 X 52min

 
 
 
 

Jex Saarelaht

'The seamless way they combine, whichever member is taking the lead, reflects the benefits of the regular work so many local bands find elusive. Saarelaht's piano playing is brilliant…' Adrian Jackson, The Age '…some world class jazz piano providing a solid basis for the band…' The Guardian, London. In 1986 Jex supported Dizzy Gillespie at Melbourne's Dallas Brookes Hall and his trio was selected to be the support act for legendary jazz vocalist Betty Carter's performance in June '95. Residing in London, June '87 to July '88, Jex played a year long solo piano residency, as well as presenting his trio with Steve Rose, bass, and Winston Clifford, drums, at the original Jazz Café, Newington Green. Spending the last three months of 1995 in New York, Jex took formal lessons with Joanne Brackeen and Don Friedman, among others, and lessons by way of example from Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, John Hicks, Cedar Walton, Marilyn Crispell, Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. John, the Meters, the Skatalites.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 1 X 61min

 

Anita Hustas

Anita Hustas specializes in improvising double bass performance and composition. Anita draws from music from many diverse cultures, and influences from many art forms. Her main ensembles are Anemone with Joe Talia and Anthony Schulz, and the Bywater-Hustas Duo with Phil Bywater. She performs and tours regularly with a wide variety of other ensembles including The Adam Simmons Toyband, Koffer, Peter Knight's 5+2, David Tolley, Dure Dara, Ren Walters and Collider. Anita's work has also been performed by Adrian Sherriff's Oynsemble, The Sandy Evans Project, Phil Bywater's Buried Treasure, and Adam Simmons Toy Band. Solo performances include La Mama Musica, The Boite Winter Music Festival, The Make It Up Club, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Woodford Festival. Anita is currently in her first year of Masters in Performance, Improvisation and Composition at the VCA. She lectures in Double Bass in both the Repertoire and Improvisation Streams and teaches at most of Melbourne’s tertiary institutions. Anita was awarded an Art Omi fellowship for July/August 2005, assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts to take up a composer/performer artist residency in New York. In 2003 Anita received an Australia Council commission to compose "Music of the Trees" a graphic score for Oynsemble Melbourne, which premiered in January 2004. Anita has also just completed a new collection of graphic scores on "Water" for Anemone, premiered in November 2007. She has performed with most major Australian artists in the fields of Improvisation, Jazz and Classical music. Anita is an in demand session musician performing on countless film scores and many other projects too numerous to mention. She is currently curating the La Mama Musica concert series with Adrian Sherriff, Annabel Warmington and Bree Hartley.

 

Peter Knight

Peter is a Melbourne based trumpeter, composer and educator. He features as a sideman on over 20 albums in a variety of genres, and on numerous film soundtracks. “If you still need evidence that the way forward for jazz is to draw on world music for fresh ideas then this album should convince you.” Steve Robertson Music Australia Guide “Full of the sounds and colours that you get at a train station, with the comings and goings and meetings of cultures and musical genres.” Leon Gettler The Age October 30th 2003 “A uniquely hybrid form of jazz that makes notable use of Vietnamese traditional instruments... an unusual and beguiling sound.” Nate Doward Cadence Music Review (New York)

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 65min

 

 

Frank DiSario, Col Hopkins & Andrew Gander

"By definition, free improvisation can be anything. Strange then, that many practitioners eschew the options of tonality, rhythm and coherent melody. Not Melbourne's Paper Hat. Pianist Colin Hopkins, bassist Frank DiSario and drummer Andrew Gander went into the studio last winter with no plans or preconceptions and spontaneously composed nine "conversations" of arresting lyricism and radiance. They spend no time hunting for ideas, collectively zeroing in on the first statement of a piece and grabbing it by the throat - however delicately. A quarter of the time is spent by the opening Requiem, 17 minutes of such sadness as the bereaved know only too well, intensified by peculiar beauty that can hover over sadness like a halo, heightening perception. The cohesion is startling, and all three make their most potent recorded statements to date, the whole comparing favourably with the Keith Jarrett Trio's brief return to free improvisation a few years ago". - John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald,

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. At the BMW EDGE 2006 [HD] 1 X 60min

 

 

Mike Nock

New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. His reputation rests partly on his imposing international experience which includes ... twenty-five years working in the USA with many of the world's top jazz musicians such as: Coleman Hawkins, Yusef Lateef, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, etc... a large catalogue of critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings his role as leader of the 1970's seminal jazz-rock group The Fourth Way a substantial body of original compositions in print and on recordings "Nock's ringing iconoclasm pervades all his music, taps a deep well of melody that transcends jazz and informs and ignites his every encounter." - Fred Bouchard, Down Beat (USA) "Mike Nock is an international treasure" – Jazz Times (USA) Recipient of three US National Endowment Fellowships for composition ( 1972, 1975 & 1978 ) in 1999 he was awarded a two year Australian Arts Council Fellowship. From 1996 to 2001 he was music director of Naxos/Jazz records, over-seeing the production of more than 70 critically acclaimed jazz CDs, from all corners of the world. Mike Nock

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. At the BMW EDGE [HDCAM] 1 X 58min

2. At the MELBA [HDCAM] 1 X 52min & 1 X 38min

 
 

Tim Ries

A versatile and thoughtful saxophonist and composer, Tim Ries has collaborated with such jazz artists as Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Al Foster, John Patitucci, Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Maynard Ferguson, Red Garland, Badal Roy, Maria Schneider and Donald Byrd. A Verve release with The Joe Henderson Big Band won a Grammy Award. Having just returned from a second world tour with the Rolling Stones playing saxophone, keyboard and organ, his other recording and performance credits include work with such diverse talents as Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Wonder, Incognito, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bob Belden and David Lee Roth. Having already released five original jazz compact discs, Tim now will channel his energy into creating interpretations of rock and roll standards. The music of Jagger and Richards, Tim’s recent employers, serves as the inspiration for his most recent recording project, soon to be completed.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. Live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 1 X 52min or 2 X 26min

 

James Morrison & Joe Chindamo

James Morrison’s career thus far has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He recorded “Jazz Meets the Symphony” with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lalo Schifrin, performed concerts at the Royal Albert hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Princess Anne. Royal command performances on two occasions for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and for US Presidents Bush & Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. In 1997, James was recognised for his service to the arts in Australia and awarded a medal of The Order of Australia. Pianist Joe Chindamo has appeared on over 60 film soundtracks, has toured the world 15 times with Billy Cobham and has recorded and performed with a wide variety of renowned international artists that include Ray Brown, the Brecker Bros., Ernie Watts, Lee Konitz, Shirley Bassey and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. Live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 1 X 52min or 2 X 26min

 

 

Aaron Searle

Saxophonist Aaron Searle has been a professional musician in Melbourne for the past decade. He performs regularly with well known Australian bands such as The Pearly Shells, The Grand Wazoo and Grupo Bahia, and has appeared with legends of the Australian musical theatre such as Rhonda Burchmore, Chloë Dallimore, Marina Prior, Marty Fields, and Peter Cousins. Aaron performs on all saxophones, flutes and clarinets and composes music has been described as possessing “beautiful poise and vitality”. (The Age) Aaron’s debut CD Over Nine Waves was released in 2004 to critical acclaim. The Australian Financial Review says, “Searle plays superbly - most musicians would be happy simply to deploy such fine tenor sax as he plays, but he offers much more than that.” (Shane Nichols) Aaron Searle

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 2005 [HD] 1 X 50min

 

Jenny Game-Lopata

With improvisation qualifications from the Victorian College of the Arts and armed with a composition masters from Monash University, Jenny Game-Lopata is a formidable talent in the Melbourne jazz scene, performing her own works, playing soprano and tenor saxophones was well as leading her own ensemble. Jenny formed the Jenny Game Quartet (as it was then known) in 1993 to perform her original contemporary jazz compositions. Since then, she has managed and lead the ensemble on tenor and soprano saxophones. "a very capable a versatile saxophonist ... she presented her own tunes and showed originality in thought and technique through a range from blues to funky bop." -Michael Foster, The Canberra Times. "Game's tenor sax has a breathy silkiness, her soprano a rich sensuality ..." Leon Gettler, The Age 'Green Guide' Jenny Game-Lopata

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 1 X 54min

 

Daniel Gassin

Daniel Gassin began playing piano at age three and received classical tuition (most notably from Gloria Chambers) until the age of 10. Daniel then switched to jazz and received regular tuition for the next six years, primarily from Helen Jowsey. Daniel performs widely in various ensembles, including his own trio. He has played with many of Melbourne’s top jazz musicians, including Jamie Oehlers, Alison Wedding, Christophe Genoux, Nick Haywood and David Rex. In 2002-2003 Daniel spent seven months in Paris and performed at a number of venues such as Studio des Islettes, Haynes’ Bar, Le Baiser Salé and le Franc Pinot. The European experience had a significant impact on him musically, and this can be heard in his recent compositions. Daniel’s musical style is characterised by a strong melodic sense in his improvisation coupled with a solid technique. Aside from the European sound, he cites Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett as his major influences.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 60min

 

Paul Van Ross

Paul has been involved with music since the tender age of six. He began playing woodwind instruments in high school and continued to study music at the Victorian College Of The Arts and even pursued further study in New York. Paul performs regularly in many different bands covering a range of styles including: Australian folk music, Irish music, jazz, classical, rock, funk, fusion, rhythm and blues, and big band. Paul's professionalism and involvement in music has taken him to all parts of the globe and he has supported guests such as Billy Joel, George Bush, many TV programs, and even pop-band Killing Heidi. "Mark Lockett and his colleagues ... tell fresh, new stories within some old and familiar frameworks. As you'll hear, they've succeeded ... admirably." Steve Robertson, 3PBS FM Jazz on Saturday

CONCERTS AVAILABLE:

1. At the BMW EDGE [HD] 1 X 62min

 

Tim Wilson

Tim is an Australian based saxophonist, woodwind instrumentalist and composer, who has performed, toured, and recorded with a broad range of artists and ensembles including Ray Charles, Olivia Newton John, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Show Band, Blowfish, Mike Nock, Bennetts Lane Big Band, Tom Burlinson, Russell Morris, Los Cabrones, and The Badloves. In 2004, Tim was selected as a semi-finalist in the White Foundation World Saxophone Competition, which was held in London as part of the BBC Jazz Festival. Tim is also featured as a sideman on many other jazz cds including Jamie Oehler's 'Blowfish' and the 'Glenn Cannon Band'. Tim is also active in the commercial music scene and has played on the 'Logie Awards' (backing artisits such as Michael Buble, Danny Minogue, Guy Sebastian, Sophie Monk and Shannon Noll), 'Good Morning Australia', 'Carols By Candlelight', 'Starstruck', 'XFactor', 'Hey, Hey, It's Saturday' and 'The Footy Show'.

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 2006 [HD] 1 X 56min