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.
RETIREMENT OF BRIAN BROWN
by Martin Jackson
JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1998
Woodwind player/composer Brian Brown recently retired (via an Early Voluntary package) from his position as Head of the Improvisational Studies degree course at the Victorian College of the Arts. Having commenced at the College in 1978, when he was appointed to introduce a jazz studies course, Brian was one of the longest serving tertiary jazz educators in the country. He is one of the few jazz musicians to have received the Order of Australia (OAM) which he received in 1993 for his contributions to Australian performing arts as a performer, composer and educator…
THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE AT UMBRIA JAZZ 2001
Reviewed by Mike Zwerin
JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 2001
For an art form that is supposed to be either stuck, going out of style or becoming fused beyond recognition - and which we are told represents only 2% of the market - there seems to be a lot of life in the old girl. At least judging from the more than 200,000 people who heard more good music than they had any right to hope for during the ten-day Umbria Jazz Festival in July, 2001. In addition to the heavy artillery like Keith Jarrett, Dianne Reeves and Ahmad Jamal and the others, there was an “Australian Stage” in the recently restored Oratorio di Santa Cecilia in the afternoons...