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JAZZCHORD ARTICLES

Between 1993 and 2002, 64 editions of JazzChord were published by the Jazz Co-ordination Association of New South Wales. This folder includes a selection of articles from those editions. Articles published in JazzChord appear on this site also in the JOHN CLARE, JAZZ CO-ORDINATION, BOOK REVIEWS, CONTRIBUTIONS and OBITUARIES folders.

 
 Martin Jackson

Martin Jackson

MELBOURNE JAZZ CO-OPERATIVE: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

by Martin Jackson 

JazzChord, Jul/Aug, 1996

Since the early ‘80s, the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative (MJC) has been a vital catalyst in the development of the modern jazz scene in Melbourne - and in other states, through its crucial role in the development of a (still fledgling) national touring circuit. Essentially, the Co-op organises jazz performances, and uses government funding to ensure that these gigs are properly advertised and promoted, and that the musicians are paid a professional fee, without having to rely solely on revenue collected at the door…

 Roger Janes

Roger Janes

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN GHANA

by Roger Janes

JazzChord, Summer 1996/97

I have always had a deep interest in African pop music, having listened to the music of people like Ray Lema, Dudu Pukwana, Mory Kante, Hugh Masakela, and E T Mensah. Besides the obvious links with the more traditional forms of jazz and blues, I enjoy the “back and forth” influences of reggae, New Orleans, R&B, Latin American, Afro-Cuban and ska, seemingly jumping from continent to continent. So when I got the chance to accompany Brett and Sheila Lockyer to Ghana for a reunion with Sheila’s family, I jumped at the opportunity to visit the home of Hi-Life music. I was not disappointed…

 Fiona Burnett

Fiona Burnett

FIONA BURNETT: A DISTINCTIVE SOPRANO VOICE

by Gerry Koster

JazzChord, Feb/Mar, 2000

Since her first adventures in music Fiona Burnett has developed an impressive CV and now, at 28, is establishing herself as a distinctive and leading voice on her instrument in the Australian jazz world. The last decade has been a period of intense study. Originally from Sydney, Fiona studied at the Canberra School of Music before moving to Melbourne in 1992 to study at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 1997 she completed a Masters of Music Performance degree at the VCA, obtaining First Class Honours in performance…