Audiences in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Griffith will have the opportunity to see the Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra (CJO), Australia’s most celebrated jazz orchestra, perform live, led by Artistic Director David Theak.
The annual tour will run from 15 to 25 September.
Artistic Director David Theak said the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is committed to ensuring metropolitan and regional communities have access to quality artistic and cultural opportunities, and these tours also provide the musicians with an invaluable experience.
“Touring is such an important part of a musician’s life, they get to experience something different and connect with audiences in areas that may not be able to access such performances otherwise.
“The Jazz orchestra is presenting highly sophisticated and dynamic repertoire from the world’s leading jazz composers. We aim to continue impressing audiences whenever we perform with a level of sophistication normally reserved for professional jazz,” said Mr Theak.
The CJO’s 19 musicians - combining the exhilarating sounds of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, piano, bass and drums - will tour a magnificent program. Featuring the incredible music of Andrew Murray, Josh Kyle, Georgie Darvidis, Jim McNeely, Bert Joris, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Australian guitarist James Muller and more, the pieces perfectly capture the energetic and brilliant spirit of the orchestra.
Touring is such an important part of a musician’s life, they get to experience something different and connect with audiences in areas that may not be able to access such performances otherwise.
Since its inception in the early 1970s, the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra is renowned for its artistic excellence and has formed alumni that features many of the leading lights in Australian jazz.
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Jazz Orchestral studies has developed rapidly with an emphasis on collaborating with and performing the music of leading international composers. Students are exposed to outstanding music and contemporary techniques required to perform Jazz Orchestral music at its highest level.
15 September - 4pm Smiths Alternative Book Store, Canberra ACT
17 September - 8pm Jazz Lab, Brunswick VIC
18 September - 8pm Jazz Lab, Brunswick Vic
20 September - 7.30pm Norwood Live, Norwood SA
21 September - 7.30pm Prince Alfred College, Kent Town SA
22 September - 3pm Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith NSW
25 September - 8pm Foundry 616, Ultimo NSW