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Jazz composition forum by Adam Starr


Jazz composition forum by Adam Starr

  • Date: Sunday, 17 November 2013, 4pm
  • Venue: Bennetts Lane Jazz Club — 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: $13/$10

Event Details

The Jazz Composition Forum will feature performances of new works that could fit under the broad genre of 'jazz', potentially borrowing from, or delving into a wide range of styles and influences. It will be led by Adam Starr, a Melbourne-based guitarist, educator and composer prolific in different media (music for ensembles of varied sizes, film soundtracks, recordings), currently immersed in his own post-doctoral compositional work. The ensemble features some of Melbourne's most creative musicians, composers and performers: Jordan Murray on trombone, Anthony Schulz on piano, Jonathan Zion on bass and Danny Fischer on drums.

The Forum will consist of two sets, the first of which will present new works by the ensemble members. The compositions will be discussed and contextualised for the audience in a friendly and inclusive manner.

The second set will feature new works by other composers, young and old, experienced and less so. The afternoon will conclude with the premiere of a new work by Cameron Earl. Earl was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 James Morrison Brass Prize at the Melbourne International Brass Festival and a finalist in the 2011 JMO National Big Band Composition Competition.

The ensemble will read through and interpret these works, followed by brief discussion about each composition. The audience may have questions, or even suggestions, which will be moderated by Starr.

All compositions from the second set will be submitted to the Australian Real Book for consideration.

Featuring Adam Starr (guitar), Jordan Murray (trombone), Anthony Schulz (piano), Jonathan Zion (bass) and Danny Fischer (drums).

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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