I have finally added a video section to this website. A small selection of videos from projects ranging from chamber orchestra, small jazz groups, big bands and footage from recording sessions can be found below
I was very happy to have been commissioned to compose a piece for James Sherlock and The Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra for the opening of the 2018 Brisbane International Jazz Festival. My piece 'Between Places' can be viewed here.
On Monday May 21 many of Queensland's and Australia's finest Jazz musicians will play at the Brisbane Jazz Club for a benefit concert to show our support for the wonderful Lynette Irwin following her period of ill health. I'm very happy to be performing with Kristin Berardi and Sean Foran for a part of this special evening.
Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren, Elly Hoyt, Jamie Clarke and Trichotomy will also be playing. It will be a beautiful evening and all of the proceeds will go to Lynette as a small thank you for all her tireless work and huge contribution to Australian Jazz. Yay!
I am very excited to have received a MatchLab Grant through Creative Partnerships Australia which means that they will match every dollar of the $4000 that I am hoping to raise through the Australian Cultural Fund for this new project.
In mid 2018 I will head into the studio to record my fifth album featuring original material, showcasing many Australia’s finest musicians including Internationally award-winning vocalist Kristin Berardi and renowned pianist Matt McMahon. In addition to recording the 20 minute Arrivals and Prospects Suite, originally commissioned for the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, I will compose 6 new pieces for this album.
Please check out more information below. With your support every dollar donated will be doubled, allowing me to record and document this special and exciting project- woohoo!
ArtsHub just published a very informative article on composition and functioning as a composer by Holly Harrison, Julian Yu and myself. I enjoyed reading this as everyone had quite different things to say.
I'm happy to have a new piece from an upcoming release nominated as a finalist for the Queensland Music Awards. Ripple was written for the Berardi/Foran/Karlen trio for our recording last year with the awesome vibraphone player Pascal Schumacher from Luxembourg.