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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Australian Jazz in New York

Many expat Australians are highly active on the jazz scene in New York and throughout the USA and Europe. There are also many gifted Australian graduate students at Juilliard, The New School and Miami School of Music. As well as the USA based musicians; there are a number of great players making the trip across the Atlantic from London for this very special event. This performance will bring together an amazing array of Australian New Yorkers, Australian Londoners, and Aussies in New York for January for a concert not to be missed.

The featured artists include Graham Wood – piano (Perth), Jamie Oehlers – saxophone (Perth/Melbourne), Barney McCall – piano (NYC/Sydney), Alison Wedding – vocals (NYC/Melbourne), Troy Roberts - saxophone (Miami/Perth), Danny Fisher – drums (NYC/Melbourne), Carl Mackey – saxophone (Perth), Sam Anning – bass (Perth/Melbourne), Linda Oh - bass (NYC/Perth), Matthew Jodrell – trumpet (NYC/Perth), Des White – bass (NYC/Melbourne/Perth), Daniel Susnjar – drums (Miami/Perth), Matt Clohesy – bass (NYC/Melbourne) and Grant Windsor – piano (London/Perth).

Australian Jazz and Australian Jazz musicians are really making a big impression on the international music scene. This will be a very special performance because for the first time a wide range of the best players who have been performing at the highest level in the international music industry will come together for one night to celebrate the music, art and culture of Australia and Australians.

Le Poisson Rouge
is one of New York’s finest live music performance venues located at the same site as the former Village Gate Jazz Club on Bleeker St in Greenwich Village. It features a 650-capacity flexible performance space (300 seated) and state of the art audio, lighting and visual systems. It will be the perfect space for this once off performance that will hopefully be an annual event for years to come.

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