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


Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Under the artistic direction of William Hennessy, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) has established itself as one of Australia’s finest musical assets. Founded in 1995, with a membership drawn from the local community of chamber and freelance musicians, MCO’s lively, vibrant and energetic interpretations of both core classical and new Australian works have contributed greatly towards establishing Melbourne as a centre of international musical significance. MCO presents an annual series of concerts in the world-renowned acoustic environment of the Melbourne Recital Centre as well as undertaking regular tours to regional areas. With a strong commitment to nurturing careers and developing of new talent, MCO also offers an annual music education program in selected Victorian regional centres. MCO’s repertoire focuses on baroque and classical music from the 18th century supplemented by appropriate works from the 19th and 20th century. With a core of eighteen string players, MCO’s membership is based on the younger generation of artists who have based themselves in Melbourne to further their careers as chamber and freelance players.

Bach Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in D minor ,BVW 1052 [18min],

Hill String Symphony "The Allies" [1921] [30min],

Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op.133 [17min],

BACH Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra BWV 1043 [17min]



Grainger Quartet

Natsuko Yoshimoto – Violin Natsuko studied violin from the age of 11 at the YehudiA Menuhin School under Lord Menuhin and Wen Zhou Li. She received scholarships at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and won the Gold Medal on the 1994 Shell/London Symphony Orchestra.

James Cuddeford – Violin Brisbane-born James attended the Yehudi Menuhin School in England in his early teens, later studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. His principal teachers were Lord Menuhin, Wen Zhou Li and Gyorgy Kurtág. James has won numerous awards for both performance and composition including First Prize in the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Holland.

Jeremy Williams – Viola Jeremy graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction, where he studied with David Takeno before becoming the youngest violinist accepted by the London Symphony Orchestra. He has performed under conductors such as Abbado, Svetlanov, Previn and Celibidache and performed regularly with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and London Sinfonietta

Peter Rejto – Cello Peter has appeared as a soloist in hundreds of performances throughout the USA with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet of which he was a founding member. He has appeared in concerti with the Dallas and St. Louis Symphonies and toured through Venezuela, Brazil and Hong Kong with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas and the California Chamber Symphony. Grainger Quartet Filmed in HDCAM [HD]

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. Ford - A Reel, A Fling and a Ghostly Galliard WORLD PREMIERE 2. Shostakovich Quartet No.7 in F sharp minor Op 108 3. Haydn Quartet in B Flat major Opus 76 No.4 “Sunrise” 4. Turina - The Toreador’s Prayer Opus 34 5.Mendelssohn Quartet in D Major Op44 No.1

Molly at the shore 5min

Mendelsohhn 29min

Beethoven 33min

Brahms 36min

Janacek 58min

Haydn 25min ANAM

Barber 20min



Benaud Trio

These boys love cricket but they come on and they’re absolutely transformed, the music just takes over…I defy anybody to come into this hall this morning and hear those boys playing that Shostakovich and not become excited and moved and addicted to chamber music for the rest of their lives.’ William Lyne (Artistic director of Wigmore Hall, 1966-2002) –ABC Classic FM 02/07/05 The Benaud Trio rose to national prominence after winning the prestigious Piano Trio prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition. The Benaud’s have been playing together in various duo and trio combinations over the last three years. The Trio members share many common interests including a love for chamber music, Chinese food and an eagerness to break out the cricket bat at any opportunity. Between them, the members of the Benaud Trio have accumulated an impressive number of chamber music awards and have studied with numerous prominent musicians and ensembles including: the Takacs Quartet, the Henschel Quartet, the Petersen Quartet, Mark Mogilevski, Marco van Pagee and William Hennessy. Benaud Trio Filmed in HDCAM [HD] All Broadcast & DVD Rights are available

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: ENCORE: Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven” - 6min

1.Kenji Bunch - Swing Shift: Music for the evening hours (2002) [30min]

2.Beethoven 'Ghost' Trio (26min)

3. Tchaikovsky Trio (48min)

4. Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio Op.90 ‘Dumky’ (36 minutes)

5.Franz Schubert - Piano Trio No.1 in Bb D.898 [25min]

6.Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio in G, Op.1 No.2 [30min]

7.Ross Edwards - Piano Trio (1999) 25min



Recognized as one of the world's premierestring quartets, the Takács Quartet playswith a virtuosic technique, intense immediacy and consistently burnished tone. The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 atthe Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest byGabor Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, GaborOrmai and András Fejér, while all four werestudents. It first received internationalattention in 1977, winning First Prize andthe Critics' Prize at the International StringQuartet Competition in Evian, France. TheQuartet has also won the Gold Medal at the1978 Portsmouth and Bordeaux Competitionsand First Prizes at the Budapest InternationalString Quartet Competition in 1978 and theBratislava Competition in 1981. The Quartetmade its North American debut tour in 1982.Violinist Edward Dusinberre joined theQuartet in 1993 and violist Roger Tapping in1995. Of the original ensemble, violinist Károly Schranz and cellist András Fejérremain. In 2001, The Takács Quartet was awardedthe Order of Merit of the Knight's Cross ofthe Republic of Hungary.Takacs

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)String Quartet in C major, op 76 no 3,‘Emperor’(1797)

Bela BARTÓK (1881-1945)String Quartet no 3, Sz 85 (1927)

Carl VINE (born 1954)String Quartet no 4 (2004)

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)String Quartet no 2 in Aminor, op 13(1827)

ENCORE: Last movement DVORAK StringQuartet in F Major Opus 96

Concert: 54min


Tankstream Quartet [now Australian String Quartet]

The Tankstream Quartet comprising four ofAustralia’s most brilliant and versatile youngmusicians – Sophie Rowell and Anne Horton(violinists), Sally Boud (violist), and RachelJohnston (cellist) – holds the distinction ofhaving won more international chambermusic competitions than any other ensemblein Australian history. They won First Prize at the 2005 CremonaInternational String Quartet Competition.They also won the 2001 Australian ChamberMusic Competition, and then went on to winthe Gold Medal in the 2002 OsakaInternational Chamber Music Competition(Japan). In 2004 they were the 2nd PrizeWinner in the Paolo Borciani InternationalString Quartet Competition in Italy and in2003 the Quartet won the 3rd Prize and theAudience and Listeners’Choice Awards atthe 4th Melbourne International ChamberMusic Competition.Based in Germany, theyare mentored by the Alban Berg StringQuartet at the Cologne Hochschule.They were also selected by the AustralianGovernment to perform the official music at the Danish Royal Wedding in May 2004. Formed in 2000 and originally mentored by Alice Waten, they have also received guid-ance from members of the Amadeus, Hagen and Smetana Quartets.Since late 2006 they have become the new Australian String Quartet.


1. Vaughan Williams Fantasia 19min

2. Mozart Horn Quintet 17min

3.Shostakovich Piano Quintet 33min

4. Mozart Dissonance Quartet 29min

5. Bruckner String Quintet 44min

6. Frankel 19min



Johanna Selleck

Selleck is a composer, flautist and writer. She teaches at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts, works at the Centre for Studies in Australian Music and is currently completing a PhD in composition. She has composed a wide range of chamber, orchestral and electronic works. Her works have been performed by the Queensland, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony orchestras. She performed the solo part of her flute concerto Unspoken Dialogues with the Melbourne Symphony in a recording at the Iwaki Auditorium in 2003. Commissions have included works for Ensemble Zauberflöte, Melbourne Grammar, Melbourne University, the Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne Youth Music, Astra and the Port Fairy Spring Festival. Her first opera, The Quickening, received its premiere at the Port Fairy Festival in October 1998 and was published by the Centre for Studies in Australian Music in 2001. Her piano quartet Looking Back was selected for performance at Maltese Australian Culture Week in Malta in January 2004. In 1990 Selleck was awarded the Percy Grainger Prize for Composition and in 2006 she was awarded First Prize in the 2006 Albert H. Maggs Composition Award.






Southern Cross Soloists

Established in 1995 the Southern Cross Soloists quickly became one of Australia’s most respected and successful chamber ensembles, establishing an international reputation for ground-breaking performance. The group’s unique combination of oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano and soprano allows a variety of music in many genres to be performed. The group features six of Australia’s leading musicians. Director and clarinettist Paul Dean and bassoonist Leesa Dean are former Principal players with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and now freelance throughout Australia. Tania Frazer was formerly the Principal Oboist of the Israel Symphony Orchestra, moving to Australia to play with the Soloists. Lyric soprano Margaret Schindler and horn player Peter Luff are lecturers at Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium whilst pianist Kevin Power pursues a freelance career and is Chorus Master of the Queensland Choir.


1. Mozart Oboe Quartet 37min

2. Mozart Divertimento No.4

3. Mozart Magic Flute


Merlyn Quaife

A performer of great versatility, the distinguished soprano Merlyn Quaife has performed opera, oratorio, Lieder, chamber music and contemporary music to great acclaim throughout Australia and Europe. She has also performed as soloist with the Singapore Symphony and the Voronesz Philharmonic in Russia. Merlyn has appeared with all the State Opera Companies in roles ranging from the bel canto Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor to the minimalist Chiang Ch'ing in Nixon in China. She has performed with all the Symphony Australia orchestras, featured in repertoire of every conceivable style from Handel to Ligeti, as well as recorded a number of CDs including Aria for John Edward Eyre by David Lumsdaine which won her a Sounds Australia Award. The highlight of 2004 was the SSO performances of Sibelius' Luonnotar under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy and 2006 sees her again performming with Ashkenazy and the SSO in Rachmaninof's The Bells.




Jouissance was formed in 1993 to explore a dialogue between Medieval and Byzantine chant, and contemporary culture. The musicians share a fascination with the mysticism, sensuality and rapture found in the works of Hildegard of Bingen, Peter Abelard and the Byzantine Rite. "Near Divine. Jouissance is an ensemble which embodies a feeling... of primal ecstasy." Sydney Morning Herald, 14/3/02 '........the night's instrumental beauties came in the unpredictable passages: the breathy elliptical Japanese flute work of Norman, Tsiavos' wide-ranging bass support, and the assortment of gongs, metal sheets and cymbals that Neville applied to the texture: subtle ornamentation of the ensemble's solid and daring structure.' Clive O'Connell The Age June 2003 "The Australians charm with their originality. ...the music disappears between the two worlds of reality and unreality. The musicians were able to perfectly convey the archaic ether, their ectasy became a part of the audience." - Toomas Kuter, Parnu Postimees, Estonia 13/8/99. Translated by Taavi Piibemann. Jouissance


1. Trinity Concert:

'Spiritus sanctus' Hildegard of Bingen 12thC, - 'Karitas habundat' - 'Ote to Stavro' / " o Quando im Cruce' Beneventan Chant 7thC - 20 minutes.

Item 2 ' Akathistos Fragments' 6thC excerpt from larger work, approximate 17 mins Item 3 'Dolorum Solatium' Peter Abelard 12thC - 20 mins

2. ANAM Concert




Tailem Quartet

The Tailem Quartet formed in 2002 as part of the University of Melbourne’s chamber music program. Since then they have twice been a finalist in the University’s Chamber Music Competition and have performed at a number of Faculty of Music events including its Lunch Hour Concert Series and Gala Concert. In 2004 the quartet performed at the Melbourne International Brass Festival with American trombonist Jim Pugh. In July 2005 the Tailem Quartet was a finalist in the 3rd Australian Chamber Music Competition where they performed to critical acclaim in both final rounds. The quartet has been featured on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM. They have received coaching from William Hennessy, Wilma Smith, Keith Crellin and Eckart Runge, cellist with the renowned Artemis Quartet. The four players look forward to furthering their passion for and commitment to chamber music abroad in 2007. The Tailem Quartet are: Rachel Homburg and James Steendam – violins, Merewyn Bramble – viola and Sharon Draper – ’cello. Tailem Filmed in HDCAM [HD] All Broadcast & DVD Rights are available CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE 2005 [HD] Joseph Haydn - String Quartet Op.76 No.2 ‘Fifths’ (20 minutes) Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet Op.96 ‘American’ (26 minutes) 2. At the BMW EDGE 2006 [HD] Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet Op.59 No.1 'Razumovsky'



New Audience Ensemble - Andrian Pertout

Andrián Pertout was born in Santiago, Chile, 17 October, 1963, and lived in Gorizia, Northern Italy for several years before finally settling in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. Over the years he has work as a film composer [East Meets West (1984), Ibrahim (1984), The Murray River Quest (1985), Hope Street (1987) and The Australian Ballet (1990)]; performer, producer, arranger and writer (numerous music publications). Composition awards include the Betty Amsden Award – 2005 3MBS FM National Composer Awards, First Prize in the 2004 ISU Contemporary Music Festival/Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition (Indiana, USA), Judges' and Audience Prize of the 2003 Oare String Orchestra Third International ‘Music for Strings’ Composing Competition (Faversham, UK), 2002 Michelle Morrow Memorial Award for Composition, and the 2002 Zavod Jazz/Classical Fusion Award. New Audience Ensemble-Pertout

1. In C by Terry Riley 18min

2. Renascence by Andrian Pertout

3. Sunburnt Aftertones III by Katy Abbott

4. Sonus Dulcis by Andrian Pertout


Silo String Quartet

Silo String Quartet was founded by Cellist and Composer Caerwen Martin in 1998. Silo has performed regularly at the Melbourne International Jazz Festivals and Melbourne International Women in Jazz Festivals since 1999 working with such artists as Fiona Burnett, Belinda Moody, Antonio Tenace, David Chisholm and Quinsin Nachoff (Canada) and was the resident string quartet for the Federation Music Week International Composers Forum. Silo are currently recording a CD for the Federation of Australian Composers that showcases the best of Australia’s new string quartets. This year Silo have recorded a CD for the Sydney Dance Company entitled Origami, composed by David Chisholm. Silo also feature on the live ABC CD Soaring at Dawn for Jazz trio and String Quartet composed by soprano saxophonist Fiona Burnett. Recent work has included performing at Glen Eira Town Hall, Billilla House, Stonington Manor, Melba Hall, Bennetts Lane and Federation Square as well as many recording and performance projects for composers and popular artists including Dan Brodie, Millionaire Souls, CC Martini, Philip Gelbach and Johanna Selleck. Silo has broadcast live on ABC and Melbourne radio stations and features on Caerwen Martin's new soundtrack to the Australian feature film 'Lost and Found’ by David Blake. Silo Filmed in HDCAM [HD]

Andado -CM Paris-CM Still CM Stung,Stuck,Mistaken CM A sad little tale -Kabulovsky Title - Phil McClead --- Borodin No.2 Mozart Divertimento 1st Mut D Major

Piano Fusion

Lana Higson studied under Oleg Stepanov and Leah Horowitz. In 1992 she was awarded the David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship for Pianists which enabled her to continue her post graduate studies at the Moscow State Conservatorium of Music at the invitation of Professor Lev Vlassenko.The glamorous redhead enjoyed a brilliant solo career appearing with such eminent conductors as Vladimir Verbitsky, Vernon Handley, John Georgiadis and John Curro. She has given solo recitals in the USSR, America and throughout Australia. Tahu Matheson studied his Master of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under Oleg Stepanov.At 20 years of age Tahu made his first public performance at The New Zealand International Festival of Arts performing Rachmaninov’s Preludes Opus 23 and the world premier of Ten Modern Concert Studies by New Zealand composer Edwin Carr. Standing an imposing 6’ 7” tall and with the same hand-span as Rachmaninov, this exceptionally gifted musician has toured as soloist for Musica Viva in Australia and Chamber Music New Zealand. Nick Freer Filmed in HDCAM [HD] All Broadcast & DVD Rights are available CONCERTS AVAILABLE [2006]: 1. At the BMW EDGE “Avatar” [HD] 1 X 52min or 2 X 26min 2. At the BMW EDGE “Solo” [HD] 1 X 26min Other Concerts CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. Brahms Variation on a theme by Schumann 2. ANDREW SHULZ - 12 Variations 3. RAVEL - Mother Goose Suite PIANO KINDLY SUPPLIED BY Wayne Stuart - Stuart & Sons. Filmed Live at the Bangalow Music Festival



Bangalow Festival Orchestra

Filmed Live at the Bangalow Music Festival

Brahms 41min

Mendelssohn 29min

Martinu 16min

Bangalow - Aner Yoshimoto Tooby

Balmain Sinfonia is Orchestra-in-Residence at Macquarie University, a Sydney-based non-professional symphony orchestra, aiming to bring high quality orchestral music to the community.

Grieg Piano, Franck,


Balmain Symphonia Orchestra

Balmain Sinfonia is Orchestra-in-Residence at Macquarie University, a Sydney-based non-professional symphony orchestra, aiming to bring high quality orchestral music to the community.

Grieg Piano, Franck,








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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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).



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.


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.


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.



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)




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,


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


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.


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.


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



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.



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


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






Artistic Director and leader of the Sunwrae Ensemble, Rae Howell, is a Melbourne-based composer and performer on piano and vibraphone. She works regularly as a multi-instrumentalist (also on trumpet and mellophone) and performs as a guest artist crossing various genres in live performance, recording and international touring. Howell was a finalist in the 2006 APRA Professional Development Awards and is a represented composer of Cantilena Music in London, UK. Howell has been a Musician in Residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta Canada, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida USA. She has worked with jazz musician/composer and Blue Note Records Artist Sam Rivers (USA), Royal Society of Arts Fellow and composer/percussionist Eugene Skeef (Sth Africa/UK) and currently works by correspondance in an ongoing electronic recording project with engineer Jon Cohrs (USA), in 'Rabbits without Spleens'. "The Sunwrae Ensemble are fronted by the talents of musician, composer and vibraphonist extraordinaire Rae Howell. Their set was mesmerizing." Tim Clarke, Luna Kafé concert review, 2005 "Sunwrae…weaves a calming magic" Clive O'Connell, The Age 2006



Fritz Hauser

Hauser is simply one of the best drummers alive; when he's finished with one of his improvised concerts, you leave with a new understanding of his drum's anatomy, their exact range of sound" THE NEW YORK TIMES Based in Basel, Switzerland, Fritz has toured the world, playing at festivals and presenting concerts in Europe, Canada, the USA, the Middle East, China, the Baltic States, Russia, Kirgistan, Japan and Australia. In-residence in all schools of the Victorian College of the Arts in late September, Fritz will be playing and improvising on concert with Speak; together in concert for Ménage they will present Double Exposition, Fritz’s most important work. Fritz Hauser and Speak Percussion have a long personal association; their artistic partnership is borne out of close personal regard for each other. Join them for an evening of unforgettable percussion. Along with Double Exposition, they will also be playing the World Premiere performance of Sea of Tranquility, by Melbournian composer Stuart Greenbaum, works by Mark Pollard, Frank Zappa and Balanescu, arranged by B A Jones and Mark Pollard. This concert will be designed by acclaimed Swiss architect Boa Baumann. Experience a rare collaboration between some of the world’s finest artists, musical and visual. Fritz Hauser "shouldn't on any account be missed" Richard Cook & Brian Morton (Penguin Book Guide to Jazz)

CONCERTS AVAILABLE: 1. At the BMW EDGE with Speak Percussion 1 X 52min


Nick Tsiavos & Adam Simmons

The new millennium, not yet a decade old, has been marked by enormous natural calamity, wars without end, and fear of instability and change. Yet here we are again, entering into Advent and trying to relax, turning our attention to the rites of the season, and its accompanying pleasures. The intense and sublime beauty of Ancient Sacred Chant fuses rich and potent text with music that longs to transcend the moment, and the world. These texts, which speak of rapture and adoration, are the palimpsest to a radical sound-world that is both a homage and a critical renewal of them. Yet, at the same instant, this is a response to the aftermath of the big Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake at Bam, Iran,and other cataclysmic events of the new millenium ( natural and man-made ) filtered through a deconstructed, and possible total misunderstanding of the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch, and read through a total lack of care of modern eschatological thought! Nick Tsiavos continues his ongoing engagement with Ancient Chant with an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians that transcend genre; from Early Music to Modern, Complexity to Improvisation, Minimalism to Jazz. Deborah Kayser - Soprano Adam Simmons - Saxophones, and other things blown Eugene Ughetti - Percussion Peter Neville - Percussion Nick Tsiavos - Contrabass, Artistic Direction



Multi award-winning ZULYA KAMALOVA is the leading proponent of Tatar music in Australia as well as one of the most versatile and accomplished vocalists on the world music scene today. A native of Volga-Kama region of Central Russia, ZULYA began performing Russian and Tatar songs at the age of 9. Later she studied music and languages at university level. Inspired by the diversity of cultures, she made a dramatic decision to settle in Australia in 1991 and began to not only share her traditional music with Australians, but to explore the musical and linguistic riches of the multitude of cultures living in Australia. As a result, ZULYA has developed a totally original approach as an affirmation of her unique identity - an affirmation that takes her Tatar and Russian background to totally new places and in completely new ways. Zulya has independently produced four albums to date, including the ARIA-nominated elusive (2002) and, together with her band The Children of the Underground, 2004's magical The Waltz of Emptiness (and Other Songs on Russian Themes). Although she is well-known in Australia, Zulya's performances of her gorgeous blend of traditional and original music have recently been enchanting audiences from Serbia to Siberia, Luxembourg to Moscow, Tatarstan to Helsinki and almost everywhere in between.


Lucas Michailidis

Acclaimed for his musical lyricism and rich compositional approach, fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Lucas Michailidis was winner of the International 'Open Strings' guitar competition in Germany 2001. The win landed him a recording contract with Acoustic Music Records and a solo spot at the 2002 festival. Michailidis has had music published by American fingerstyle authority - John Stropes as part of the 'Great Compositions by Emerging Artists' series. Stropes is associated with the likes of Leo Kotke, Michael Hedges and Alex Degrassi. Michailidis has performed extensively throughout Australia and abroad and is also regular member of The Children of the Underground, the ensemble led by acclaimed Tartarstan singer Zulya. Together they have toured Europe on several occasions, performed at all major Australian festivals and released the highly successful Waltz of Emptiness - winner of the 2005 National Archive Award which enjoyed a top - ten ranking in the European World Music charts. The 1997 release of Journey highlights his work as a skilled and accomplished jazz musician/composer and features original jazz - inspired material for larger ensemble.



Mossie Scanlon

Mossie Scanlon, now resident in Melbourne, Australia, is from the Dingle Peninsula in the Kerry Gaeltacht, and anybody familiar with the distinctive style of singing from that part of Munster will know what I'm talking about when I say he is the quintessential master of the technique. He is blessed with a most musical and pleasing voice, and his choice of songs in Gaelic and English suit him down to the ground; they will have wide appeal for the listener regardless of their own background and musical taste. He is also fortunate in his choice of accompanist, Cath Connelly, harpist. She knows what is required, which is to make the accompaniment complement the singer's performance, not override it or lead it. With Jane's playing he is just as relaxed when he sings in sean nós unaccompanied. Mossie Scanlon Irish & Celtic



Speak Percussion

Speak have become Melbourne’s best percussion ensemble. They are strong supporters of new music and have appeared in everything from experimental hybrid-arts projects to regular music festival concerts. Speak has collaborated with choreographers, installation artists and dancers and has commissioned many new percussion works by local and international composers. Their concerts are among the most exciting you will ever experience in Melbourne. As individual players the members of Speak Percussion are highly renowned artists and pedagogues. As an ensemble, they will set both your heart and your ears on fire.


Andrew Jenkins - Shakuhachi, Koto & Cello


Anne Norman - Koto, Shakuhachi, Drums

Originally trained on Western Boehm system flute, Anne took up the shakuhachi under Nakamura Shindo in 1986 while living in Japan. In 1990 she received a two year grant from the Japanese Government (Monbusho) enabling her to further her studies of shakuhachi performance at the Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music under Living National Treasure Yamaguchi Goro. Anne also studied a different repertoire under Tajima Tadashi.



Erik Griswold - Prepared Piano Quartet

Eclectic composer-pianist Erik Griswold fuses experimental, jazz and world music traditions to create works of striking originality. Specializing in prepared piano, percussion and toy instruments, he has created a musical universe all his own that is "sincere" (neural.it), "playful" (igloo magazine), "colourful and refreshingly unpretentious" (Paris Transatlantic). Since the late 1980s he has composed solo and chamber works for many adventurous performers in the U.S. and Australia, such as Margaret Leng Tan, Steven Schick, Either/Or Ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, red fish blue fish, Speak Percussion, and many others. In 2012, new works include "Drifting cowboys in a mist" for Kurilpa String Quartet, "Bury the sound" for Decibel, and "Time Crystals" for Clocked Out Duo. Griswold has received grants, commissions, and/or fellowships from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Melbourne City Council, Asialink Foundation, Queensland Music Festival, Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the InterArts Consortium of the University of California. His work can be heard on Mode Records, Room:40, Listen/Hear Collective, Einstein Records, Accretions/Circumvention, Move, Clocked Out, and Innova. His music has been performed at major festivals and venues throughout Australia, the U.S., Asia, and Europe, including: Carnegie Hall, Asia Pacific Festival (Wellington), Bang on a Can Festival (New York), Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, Chengdu Arts Centre, El Cruce (Madrid), Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series (Los Angeles), London Jazz Festival, Queensland Music Festival (Brisbane), Shanghai International Festival, Sydney Opera House, Roulette and Tonic (New York).


Phil Gelbach & Silo - Spy vs Spy



Nick Freer - Solo Guitar

Guitar - Nick Freer - Internationally, Nick has performed through Germany with the Marinucci Trio (1999), Hong Kong with the Toby Mac Quartet (2000), Hong Kong and Macau with the Julie O Hara Quintet (2001)and the Anton Delleca Trio (2001) Hong Kongand China with his own trio (2001), Chinawith Martin Breeze Trio (2002) and Thailand with Avatar (2005). VIPs Nick has played for include former U.S. president Bill Clinton(Crown Casino), Rupert Murdoch (Hong Kong)and Kerry Packer (Crown Casino). In 2004Nick completed Post Graduate studies in Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduating with honours.


Dianne Peters - Harp

Before successfully basing herself in Italy over the past few years, harpist and vocalist Diane Peters was well-known to Melbourne audiences as leader of Archaeopteryx, and her string ensemble 66 Strings, as well as performing with other artists such as Christine Sullivan. In Italy she has recorded for Blue Note jazz artist Nicola Conte in 2006 and 2007, as well as leading her own ensembles. On this visit she is undertaking a small tour with Italy’s Maria Vicentini (viola), a jazz graduate from Verona, who works with Ettore Martin. For this performance they will be joined by acoustic bassist Tamara Murphy in a Trio to perform "original songs without words and jazz". See harpandsong.com Diane has developed an original style of playing and composition, performing solo and in diverse combinations, in Melbourne, Australia, Italy and Internationally. Her CD of original music, Diane Peters ARCHAEOPTERYX, received exceptional reviews and comments followed by invitations abroad. Inspired by the music of Alice Coltrane and encouraged by Australian Jazz legend Mark Simmonds, Peters wove her way into the field of jazz harp. Then studied at the VCA jazz course 95-97 meeting like minded musicians to play with. Diane has found that composition is also a useful mode of developing the place for harp in jazz considering the open stage for ideas. It has been musicians on other instruments, (colleagues and teachers) taking an interest in this alluring instrument with its possibilities and limitations, that have given Diane the possibility to experiment and forge a path. Along with producing her own music, Diane has worked with major artists (recordings and live performances) including Bob Sedergreen, Paul Grabowsky, Scezary Scubizewski, Christine Sullivan, Steven Cummings and Angie Hart and Nicola Conte. Peters, Diane - Harp Davies, Ceridwen - Viola Jayaweera, Rajiv - Drums Martin, Caerwen - Cello McNelis, Eamon - Trumpet Murphy, Tamara - Double Bass Salsjo, Mia - Flute