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Author: David Galea

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The Australian jazz and groove podcast features Australian Jazz and Groove composers and musicians. The aim of the podcast is to play the music of and interview Australian Jazz composers so as to learn what makes them tick as composers and performers.
16 Episodes
John Scurry is a guitarist, a composers and and painter living in Melbourne. He has a new recording out with his Band "Reverse Swing”  called "Early Risers" out on Lionshare Records. He sits down and talks to us about how he got this band together, the process he takes to write this music and also what he uses for inspiration when writing this music. We also hear his take one what the Australian jazz sound is to him. We will also hear a track from bassist and composer Sam Anning from his recording "Across a Field as Vast as One."Enjoy the music folksDave GaleaLinks:    John Scurry:  https://lionsharecords.bandcamp.comSam Anning: 
MEATSHELL are an Australian experimental-folk duo duo that are from Melbourne originally from Brisbane, they have a new recording out Called "Since Subito" on Earshift records. MEATSHELL are made up of Helen Svoboda on bass/vocal and Andrew Saragossi on tenor saxophone. In this interview they explain how they have developed their minimalist sound and how the Cubist art movement has influenced the way they compose. We will also hear a track from pianist and accordion player John Reeves off his new album called "creatures of the Half Sleep" as well as a classic track from jazz bassist Nick Haywood from his 2011 recording "1234".  Enjoy the music folksDavid Galea
Nat Bartsch is one of the busiest ladies in Australian music at the moment, she is a jazz piano player, a jazz and classical composer, a mother and has also landed the gig for the Play-school show touring in  Victoria for 2021 and she is our special guest on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove podcast. We will also hear new music from Ade Ishs from his latest recording "Red Door" and a track from Canberra based Trumpeter Ben Marston.Enjoy the music folksDavid Galea
Geoff Kluke is an Australian Jazz legend and has played with everyone in the business, both from here in Australia and over seas, he is a composer and a self confessed Bass-aholic and he is our special Guest on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.We will also hear tracks from Funky Miracle, John Scurry, Izy and the Daimon Brunton Quartet.So buckle up and enjoy the musical feast on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.Enjoy.  
Welcome Back to the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast. This week on Episode 2 of season 2 we are talking to Dan Quigley, a Brisbane based Trumpet player, Composer and Educator who is also the musical director of the Jazz Music Institute, Australia's only  tertiary institution that is dedicated solely to the art of Jazz. He will be talking to us about his life growing up in Jazz and also how JMI has evolved over the years to be the respected institution it is today.We will also hear music from faculty members of JMI, Travis Jenkins, Charlotte Mclean and Steve Russell. Enjoy the music folks. A-Jag Podcast
The Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast is back with another season of fine Australian Jazz and Groove music. This Podcast is committed to bringing to the light some of the amazing composers we have in Australia in the jazz and jazz groove vein. This season we will endeavour to bring the latest releases from around the country. Episode #1 of season#2  features Melbourne based pianist and composer James Bowers who has just released his first full recording entitled  “My trio Album” It features James on Piano, bassist Marty Holoubek and Japanese drummer Shun Ishiwaka. Not only does he have this project but James has worked with Angus and Julia stone, Remi, Sex on Toast and Vaudeville Smash and as we listen top tracks off this recording you will hear this diversity in musical palate coming out in the music. We will also hear tracks from the Black Jesus Experience, Melbourne based ten piece band playing a danceable alloy of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century grooves. We then finish the episode with a track from Adelaide bassist ad composer Ross McHenry off his latest release “Nothing Remains Unchanged”.Enjoy the music folks. David GaleaLinks to Bandcamp James Bowers: Black Jesus Experience: https://mulatuastatkeblackjesusexperience.bandcamp.comRoss McHenry: https://rossmchenry.bandcamp.com 
Episode 8 of The Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast is super funky and features new music from Melbourne based funk outfit "Pickpocket" who will be releasing their latest recording on December 18 of 2020. We talk to band leader and bassist Craig Strain about how he put this album together with his "Pickpocket"band mates. Craig gives us an insight into the way he composed this material also how he ventured into the word of lyric writing.In this episode we also hear a track form Brisbane jazz trio "Nimble" with a track from their 2018 release "From All Sides", and finally a track from Melbourne Jazz  royalty Barney Mcall and a track from his 2014 recording "Mooroolbark".Enjoy this final episode for 2020 and be sure to visit us in 2021 for a new season of the A-JaG Podcast with some fantastic Australian Jazz and Groove composers.Kind regardsDavid Galea 
Welcome to Episode #7 of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.We have labeled this the "Western Australian" episode as we feature all artists living and hailing from Western Australia. In this episode we talk to Nick Abby, Perth based musician and composer about his latest recording "Phantoms." We get an incite into how he wrote this music, who he recorded it with and and how the completion of a PHD has helped him regain his love of music.we will also hear tracks from Troy Roberts, Jamie Oehlers, and Perth band "Void."Enjoy the music from the west folks.Cheers
Welcome to episode no.6 of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast. The podcast has been ticking along now for a few months, thanks for all the positive feedback and please keep in touch at the Australianjazzandgroovepodcast@gmail.comThis Episode we feature the latest recording from Berardi/Foran/Karlen entitled "Haven." It features Kristin Berardi on Vocals, Sean Foran on Piano and Rafael Karlen on Saxophone as well as special gates Pascal Shumacher on Vibraphone. "The intimacy of this work draws similarities with standout ECM albums from Azimuth, Gary Burton, and Anouar Brahem – But Berardi/Foran/Karlen define their own approach, and with Schumacher it’s a captivating world to be in." Sean Foran bandcamp pageIn this Episode we also hear a new track from Indigenous soul singer Emma Donovan and the "Put Backs" they have released a new recording on Hopestreet Recordings called "Crossover".   We then finish the  Episode with a track from Melbourne Funk trio "Cookin on Three Burners"and a track from their Lab Experiments Vol 1 recording that features Kylie Auldist on Vocal. Thanks for listening folks and enjoy.David Galeahttps://australianjazzandgroovepodcast.buzzsprout.comedit profile unsubscribe
In this episode we talk to Julien Wilson, Australian Jazz Legend and  all round awesome human being. He talks to us about how he has coped musically with Covid-19 while in lockdown in Melbourne. He also talks about the making of "This World" , a recording he co-released with Mike Nock, Jonathan Zwartz and Hamish Stuart back in 2019.Quotes: "Regardless of mode, [This World] prove that at a time in history when division is the order of the day, four souls crafting melody together can  abide by a deeper principle of love and listening." Tyran Grillo, New York City Jazz Record (USA) "an exceptional record by an exceptional ensemble. This is profound, moving and expressive jazz of the highest level" Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise (UK)  We will also hear music from composer and bassist Brendan Clarkefrom an Album he wrote and released back in 2013 Called "Stretch"To subscribe to this podcast simply hit this link.https://australianjazzandgroovepodcast.buzzsprout.comPlease also support these and the musicians on other episodes by going to their bandcamp page and buying their music. Also please leave a positive review on any of the platforms you listen to this podcast on. EnjoyDavid Galea
In this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast we talk to Anje West and Kym Ambrose from The View from Madeline's Couch about their new release Boss Nova Sunset Club.Listen as they relate how they made a life long commitment to Brazilian  Music and the joy of recording with and Performing with Brazilian Drummer Marcio Bahia who they brought out from Brazil just for the recording of Bossa Nova Sunset Club.“A landmark album, and a significant artistic contribution to the history of Brazilian-influenced Australian music” - Mike Ryan, Director-Founder, TribOz - Centro Cultural Brasil-Australia We will also hear music from composers Mitch Cairns, Dave Dower, Pickpocket Music and Rodrigo Salgado.  Enjoy David Galea
Welcome to episode number one of the "Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast".This Podcast is meant to shed light on the fantastic composers we have here in Australia and in particular in the Jazz and Groove vein.In this episode we will hear form Ade Ishs, composer and pianist from Melbourne about his release "Stories Under the Sky," a collaboration he carried out with drummer and composer Chelsea Allen. We will also hear tracks from Sophie Min Mark Peric and Elly Hoyt from her 2019 release "The Composers Voice." EnjoyDavid Galea
Adam Simmons is a composer a saxophonist an educator and now the editor of the Dingo Australian Jazz Journal. He stops by to talk about how the magazine came into existence, what the story behind the name is and the mission that this new and exciting publication has. Dingo Jazz has also given us access to live recordings taken from their special opening on the 30th of April 2021. We will also hear music from Jake Mason, Microfiche, The Australian Art Orchestra with Daniel Wilfred, Spirograph Studies and a new release from Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis. To subscribe to the Dingo Australian Jazz Journal go to hope you enjoy the music folks and please go and subscribe to the podcast at what ever platform you use. CheersDavid Galea. http://dingojazz.comhttps://www.adamsimmons.com
Daniel Gassin is a native Melbournian that has been living n Paris for the past 8 years, he is a composer, a pianist and he also has a new recording out released in April of 2021 called "Change of Heart" with his "Crossover Band."He has kindly taken the time to talk to us about how his new recording, the inspiration behind it and also the great musicians he has chosen to be apart of the "Crossover Band." He also talks about what it is like moving from Melbourne Australia to a melting pot like Paris to become a full time musician and how he was able to make the successful transition into the Paris Jazz scene. In this episode we will also hear new music from Nick Haywood, a Melbourne bassist and composer, he has a new recording out in September 2021 that features his long standing trio of Colin Hopkins on Piano and Niko Schauble on drum who is also the recording engineer on this project. For this recording Nick has teamed up with American vocalist Petra Haden who happens to be the daughter of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden. We will also hear music from guitarist James Muller and Brisbane funk outfit "Cheap Fakes."I hope you enjoy the music folks and please subscribe and leave reviews were ever possible to get the word out about Australian Jazz composers.Enjoy.David GaleaLinks: Daniel Fakes: Muller: Haywood:
Episode #3 of the Australian Jazz and Groove podcast features the amazing singer and composer Elly Hoyt. We talk to her about growing up in Tasmania, how that has effected her musical journey and how  her latest release "The Composer Voice: A Celebration of Australian Women Composers came together. We will also hear tracks from bassist and composer Nick Abby, Brisbane based group The view from Madelines Couch, Jazz Guitarist Michael Anderson and Hand Pan master Lachlan Hawkins. 
Episode #2   The Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast is designed to showcase the fantastic jazz and Groove composers and musicians we have here in Australia and bring their talents to the light. In this episode we talk to composer, arranger, musician and theatre performer Dr James Whiting who is originally from Brisbane but is currently residing in Las Vegas. He talks to us about what it has been like to have made the move overseas. He also takes time to talk to us about his 2015 recording "Hard Mince" and what it was like to work with an all star band. We will also hear a track from the late composer Jackie Orszaczky as well as from Steve Newcomb, Darryn Farrugia and Chris Hale. To subscribe to this podcast simply hit the link at you can choose your favourite provider. Enjoy the music and be sure to give us a good review as this helps get the word out on the street about the podcast which means more people get to hear this great music. https://australianjazzandgroovepodcast.buzzsprout.comCheersDavid Galea
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