Eric Myers Jazz

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BELL JAZZ LECTURES

The  Doubly Gifted  Committee and  Waverley  Library named  this lecture series  on jazz the Bell Jazz Lectures, in  honour of Graeme Bell's outstanding contribution to jazz in  Australia and abroad  over  the previous 50 years.   He was an outstanding pianist, excellent band  leader, and composer of note, who died on June 13, 2012. Bell was also  a talented artist who  exhibited in the Doubly Gifted exhibitions of visual art works by jazz  musicians, as well as contributing to other  exhibitions. The series began in 1993 and concluded in 2014. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of lectures in this folder. Read these lectures also at www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/services/library/reference_library/doubly_gifted_annual_bell_jazz_lectures.

 
 Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson

JAZZ & SOCIETY: SOUND, ART, MUSIC - LIVING

by Bruce Johnson

First annual Bell Jazz Lecture delivered October 9, 1993 at Waverley Library

It's a little intimidating having to set the tone  for what promises to be a major  annual event, and because the subject is jazz,  the range  of levels which  might seem  to be available is very broad.  Jazz  itself bas been categorised as everything from high art to popular entertainment. It's a very  personal and  localised music,  but also the most influential development in twentieth century  music on an international scale...

 Gail Brennan/John Clare

Gail Brennan/John Clare

JAZZ POSSIBILITIES REALISED & DENIED

by Gail Brennan/John Clare

Second Annual Bell Jazz Lecture delivered October 8, 1994 at Waverley Library

Was there a time when we were not looking back on some other time - some Golden Age - of which the present is a pale reflection? It seems that many cultures have a dreamtime, a golden age, a time when things existed in their purest essence, when legends were made, when the gods walked the earth...

 Dick Hughes Photo Courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

Dick Hughes Photo Courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

JAZZ AND THE PRESS AND RELATED AIRS AND THEMES

by Dick Hughes

Third Annual Bell Jazz Lecture delivered September 23, 1995 at Waverley Library

I sang then of Buddy Bolden, the first known jazzman, a New Orleans cornet player of the turn of the century about whom there exists legend, fantasy and myth rather than fact and authentic history. But at least we know who he was. And after that introduction by Tom Uren, I know who I am ... I think. I'm a journalist-jazzrnan...