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THE NAKED CITY – INDIE VENUES ON THE RISE!

During the 1970s in Sydney, the live music scene gathered momentum in numerous pubs and large licensed clubs. There were some smaller independent venues around but they often found it difficult to compete with the financial clout of the larger operators. For the pubs and clubs, promoting live music was a lucrative means of attracting […]

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival 2017

Jazz can be a rather niche genre of music in and of itself but when it comes to female artists within the genre that niche becomes even smaller. Thankfully though the Sydney International Jazz Festival and the Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) have once again combined their forces to curate a lineup of phenomenal female […]

NAKED CITY – INDIAN FOLK FUSION

If you were one of the thousands who attended last weekend’s Parramasala, you could not fail to be impressed by the impact and vibrancy of Indian culture, whether it be film, dance, craft, food or music. When it comes to the latter there is no one defining sound, given the cultural diversity of India itself. […]

THE NAKED CITY – GREAT SCOTT – IT’S RAYMOND SCOTT

Raymond Scott is definitely not a household name when it comes to the pantheon of modern American music, but many would argue that he deserves to be up there with some of the most influential composers and innovators of the Twentieth Century. Who the hell then, was Raymond Scott? Born in Brooklyn in New York […]

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

BY GREG WEBSTER Let’s face it, jazz music has long been a bit of a ‘boys club’. Sure, there have been some brilliantly talented female jazz vocalists over the years, but when it comes to jazz musicians, it’s been pretty much skewed towards the lads. Segue to the upcoming Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Now […]

Fourth Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

When people think of jazz music, it is predominantly artists such as Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie that pop into their minds eye––and they all have one glaring thing in common… they are all male. It’s this predisposed idea that jazz is a male centric genre that the Sydney Women’s Jazz Festival […]