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JAZZ CO-ORDINATION

This section includes articles that throw light on  “jazz co-ordination”. Jazz co-ordination was devised by the Australia Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, in the early 1980s to increase government support for jazz. Part-time jazz co-ordinators in all states were appointed in 1983. Most State arts ministries subsequently provided funds for jazz coordination programs. Eric Myers was a Jazz Co-ordinator from 1983 to the end of 2001. His position became full-time in 1986.

 
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A BASIC STRATEGY FOR NATIONAL TOURING

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Summer, 95/96

Traditionally, there has been much angst amongst interstate musicians wishingto perform in Sydney - particularly in Perth and Melbourne, two centres producing excellent musicians many of whom would be well worth presenting in leading Sydney venues. Now a similar air of frustration is apparent amongst leading Sydney musicians wishing to take their music to other capital cities and regional centres. There are many difficulties involved in setting up a tour...

 Mike Zwerin

Mike Zwerin

THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE AT UMBRIA JAZZ 2001

by Peter Kenyon

August, 2001

I read with pride the Mike Zwerin review. We all know, of course, about the talent here in Australia – Bernie McGann, Ten Part Invention, Ishish, and I could add many more, as could we all. But the rest of the world doesn’t know really, that we even have a jazz scene, let alone one which is riddled with passion and talent, and which is deserving of wider recognition - as they say in the mags! This is where the National Jazz Development (NJD) Program comes in…

 Bob McMullan

Bob McMullan

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH SENATOR BOB McMULLAN

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Nov/Dec, 1993

On November 18, 1993, Bruce Johnson (President of the Jazz Co-ordination Association of NSW) and I saw the Minister for the Arts Senator Bob McMullan in his office in Canberra. This meeting came about as a result of a personal invitation to Bruce, issued by Senator McMullan on October 9, 1993, following Bruce’s inaugural Bell Jazz Lecture, to meet and discuss matters relating to jazz…