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A band stand is full of mostly women performing big band instruments Women in jazz – the elephant in the room
Features

Women in jazz – the elephant in the room

17 June 2021

After years of witnessing gender inequality in the jazz world, Gemma Farrell is calling it out with the release of an ambitious debut album by the Artemis Orchestra.

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A Festival to crush cultural cringe
Podcasts

A Festival to crush cultural cringe

18 November 2020

Listen to Perth Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage tell Nina Levy why he’s so excited to be presenting a local line-up in 2021.

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Jazz orchestra’s history of success
Opinion

Jazz orchestra’s history of success

28 October 2020

Garry Lee, the first administrator of the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, goes behind the scenes to discover the organisation’s secret to 37 years of success.

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A singer holds a microphone, with a trumpet player, trombonist, pianist and drummer in the background COVID the catalyst for songs of freedom
Reviews

COVID the catalyst for songs of freedom

18 September 2020

The pandemic has had an enormous impact on jazz and Garry Lee says there was an atmosphere of joy and relief as WAYJO musicians returned to the stage last night.

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thirteen musicians on stage conducted by a man Birthday gift from big band
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Birthday gift from big band

21 August 2020

The Mace Francis Orchestra has had a big impact on the WA jazz scene over the last fifteen years and Rosalind Appleby explains why.

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Big Band Birthday
Q&A

Big Band Birthday

13 August 2020

“You will be taken to another world of orchestral jazz sounds that you may have never heard before… elements of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, film music and classic big band sounds.” Mace Francis promises a big party to celebrate his orchestra’s anniversary this month. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio