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Jazz writers are invited to contribute to this section of the website. All interested in contributing are welcome to contact the editor by filling out the form in the CONTACT tab. Photographs are welcome and should be attached. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of articles in this folder.

 
 Joanna Cave, Chief Executive, Support Act

Joanna Cave, Chief Executive, Support Act

SUPPORT ACT: THE HEART & HAND OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

 Information provided by Joanna Forman

Support Act is a charity, unique in Australia, helping artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. We understand the challenges of working in music. The creative rewards may be high, but income, for most, is not: with 80% of Australian musicians earning less than the minimum wage, saving for a rainy day is out of the question and making provision for ill health or old age is impossible…

 Australian Jazz Orchestra's Dale Barlow  Photo credit Peter Sinclair

Australian Jazz Orchestra's Dale Barlow

Photo credit Peter Sinclair

AUSTRALIAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN NEW YORK

by John S Wilson

New York Times, April 14, 1988

A dozen of Australia's leading jazz musicians, brought together as the Australian Jazz Orchestra as part of the celebration of Australia's bicentennial, is making a brief American tour, which has brought them to Carlos 1, Avenue of the Americas between 9th and 10th Streets, for three days through tonight…

 John Pochée

John Pochée

JOHN POCHÉE HONOURED AT THE 2017 ART MUSIC AWARDS

by Eric Myers

August 22, 2017

The APRA AMCOS Art Music Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music has been in existence since 2007. In that year it was awarded to the music entrepreneur Belinda Webster, founder of record label Tall Poppies. At that time the awards were known  as the Classical Music Awards...