Australian Jazz

Australian Jazz

The ABC’s slightly controversial and mostly meaningless Top100 poll is done. (Meaningless in that it tried to cover all styles of international jazz over a 100 year period. But I guess meaningful in that it represented a massive selection of “wartime” swing bands,...
Black Lives most definitely do Matter, to my life

Black Lives most definitely do Matter, to my life

I feel compelled to put this out there. So here it is. I’m a white Australian jazz musician. My whole career is based on and indebted to black American music and the people who created (and continue to create) it under unbearable systematic oppression. When I first...
2020 gigs announcements

2020 gigs announcements

I’ve decided to add a blog to this news feed as somewhere to share and keep some (mostly music related) thoughts, away from Social Media. As many of you are no doubt aware, Facebook is not a healthy place for me. Many of the friendships are great, but I get...