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    Sonjas’ Artistic Outcomes for 2023

    Sonjas’ Artistic Outcomes for 2023

    Melbourne Drummer, Composer and Artistic Director of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, Sonja Horbelt visited the Bent Notes studio to chat all things 2023 Festival with David Moyle and Paul Gardner.  The festival runs from December 3-10, 2023 with most events schedueld at The Jazzlab.

    Sonja spoke about the legacy and the memory of the late Lynnette Irwin, for many years the backbone of the artistic direction of the festival, and the person to whom this years festival has been dedicated.

    Hear about the amazing female musicians performing in the festival this year including Teri Roiger, Peggy Lee, Elly Hoyt, Mim Crellin, Nina Ferro, Ilaria Crociani, AURA, and so much more – including an industry panel, perfromance workshop and a singers symposium.

    Checkout the festival at www.mwijf.org.

    Sonja Horbelt was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday November 19, 2023

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    • 20 min
    Cheryl’s work of Loss, Grief and Healing – Take Note 2023

    Cheryl’s work of Loss, Grief and Healing – Take Note 2023

    Cheryl Durongpisitkul spoke with David Moyle on Bent Notes about the work involved in preparing for the debut of her new suite for 12-piece improvising ensemble that channels her own personal experiences of loss, grief  and healing.

    As the Take Note leader for 2023 for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Cheryl was commissioned to compose this work as well as visit secondary schools across Victoria, as part of the festival’s activities to address underrepresentation of women and gender diverse musicians in jazz by celebrating and promoting women and gender diverse leaders on stage and in high schools across Victoria.

    Cheryl debuted the work – I Still Miss You – to an enthusiastic and appreciative capacity audience at the Jazzlab as the official openeing gig of this years festival.

    Hear what Cheryl had to say in this podcadst from Bent Notes on JOY 94.9

    Cheryl Durongpisitkul was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday October 15, 2023

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    • 9 min
    Katie’s Elixir of Poetry

    Katie’s Elixir of Poetry

    Katie  Noonan‘s ELIXIR project kicked off in 1997, with their goal to explore the relationship between text and sound and celebrate great Australian poetry.

    The current line-up for the trio is National Jazz Award, ARIA Award winning and Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist saxophonist/composer Zac Hurren, Freedman Jazz
Fellowship winning and National Jazz Award finalist guitarist Ben Hauptmann and 5 x ARIA, AWMA, AIR and APRA award winning musician Katie Noonan.

     

    Their new Album – A Small Shy Truth – the 4th album for the trio, is based upon Poetry of Michael Leunig – whose unique poetry was featured on the trio’s 3rd album – Gratitude and Grief (KIN Music 2018)

    Hear Katie talk about the need for vulnerability when composing music, the wonderful poetry of Michael Leunig, and Sassy The Staffie!

    Elixir, featuring Katie Noonan, launches A Small Shy Truth at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday night, October 28, 2023 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

    Katie Noonan was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday October 22, 2023

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    • 13 min
    Morrison, Wilson and Music – amazing parts of Emma Pask’s musical career

    Morrison, Wilson and Music – amazing parts of Emma Pask’s musical career

    Emma Pask was discovered at a school concert gig by multi-instrumentalist and entertainer James Morrison – a week later Emma was invited to tour with the James Morrison Big Band – and the rest is history!

    Hear Emma talk about that amazing experience and much more in this podcast from Bent Notes, including Trombone player, arranger and band leader Ed Wilson, the necessity to get on with achieving items off your bucketlist without undue delay, performing with wonderful musicians, all with a main aim of making everyone happier.

    Emma will be performing standards from the great American Songbook, with some raucus Blues and Latin feels too – with pianist Grant Windsor, Sydney drummer Tim Firth and bass player Harry Morrison (son of James and someone who Emma used to babysit when he was young) at The Count’s at Monash University on Saturday October 28, 2023

    Emma Pask was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday October 22, 2023

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    • 18 min
    Award winning composer launches 2nd album for her Jazz Orchestra

    Award winning composer launches 2nd album for her Jazz Orchestra

    Award winning composer Vanessa Perica is launching her 2nd Jazz Orchestra album as part of the lineup for this year’s Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

    The 1st album, Love Is A Temporary Madness, was named one of the best Australian albums of 2020 by The Guardian, winner of the Best Jazz Album at the Music Victoria Awards, ‘Work of the Year’ at the APRA Art Music Awards and Australian Jazz Bell Awards, and was nominated for the prestigious Australian Music Prize.

    Vanessa spoke about the opportunities that have arisen for her since that 1st album, and the joy she has experienced in spending time with the amazing musicians of her Jazz Orchestra once again in recording the 2nd album – The Eye is the First Circle.

    The Eye is the First Circle features the same musicians augmented by a couple of new faces, and will be launched on Thursday October 26, 2023 at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

     

    Vanessa Perica was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday October 15, 2023

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    • 10 min
    Crossing the Cultural Musical boundaries

    Crossing the Cultural Musical boundaries

    Australian composer and pianist Paul Grabowksy AO and Chinese-Australian composer, performer and pioneer of modern guzheng music Mindy Meng Wang chatted about the empathy, cultural awareness and conversation necessary to create new music crossing boundaries between different muscial cultures.

    Mindy plays the Guzheng – a chinese instrument similar in look and sound to a Zither, and has collaborated throughout her career with musicians from different cultures.

    Hear the conversation in this podcast from JOY 94.9

    Mindy Meng Wang and Paul Grabowsky are performing together at Chapel off Chapel on Saturday October 21, 2023 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

    Paul Grabowksy AO and Monday Meng Wang were guests of Bent Notes on Sunday October 15, 2023

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