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In Conversation with Artistic Director Dr. Mace Francis : Perth International Jazz Festival 2018
- Date: Friday, 9 November 2018, 4pm
- Venue: State Theatre Centre of WA — corner of Roe and William Streets, Northbridge, WA
- Series: This event is part of the Perth International Jazz Festival 2018 series Tickets: This is a free event
These free events are a rare opportunity to hear directly from these visiting artists about their creative process, stories of playing around the world and an insight into what drives them to pursue the life of a creative musician. There will be the opportunity for audience questions in this intimate setting.
Dr. Mace Francis is a passionate advocate of original Australian large ensemble jazz music, forming his own 14-piece ensemble in 2005 – the Mace Francis Orchestra (MFO). MFO have recorded 6 CDs, toured nationally four times and performed with international artists Jim Pugh (USA), Jon Gordon (NY), John Hollenbeck (NY), Satoko Fujii (JAP), Ed Partyka (GER) and Theo Bleckmann (NY). For his compositions Mace has been awarded an APRA Professional Development Award, the Italian international composition prize, "Scrivere in Jazz", was a finalist in the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, nominated for an Australian Bell Award (2013 & 2016) and was the 2015 winner of the APRA Jazz Work of the Year. Mace has worked as guest composer and conductor with l’Orcehstre des Jeunes Jazzmen de Bourgogne (France), the Graz Composers Ensemble (Austria) and the Showa University of Music Big Band (Japan). Mace currently works as the artistic director of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and has recently completed a PhD exploring site-specific composition of which he received the 2015 Faculty Research Medal. www.macefrancis.com
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- Jazz/improvisation by Mace Francis
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