International stars and Australian jazz heavyweights descend upon Sydney as The University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music hosts its third annual International Jazz Festival on Sunday 2 June.
International artists featuring in the 2019 festival include US icons Bill Frisell, “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” Wall Street Journal and Billy Childs, a five time GRAMMY winner piano virtuoso and prolific composer, plus award winning Italian pianist Vittorio Mezza.
SIMA with the support of APRA AMCOS is inviting applications from young composers to write a new work for a large jazz ensemble to be premiered at the 2019 SIWJF held in November.
As part of the project, the chosen composer will be paired with a leading Australian jazz artist who will act as a mentor during a 16-week creative development period.
Opportunity open to those aged 30 years or under and who resides in AUS or NZ.
Now in its 17th year, Young Women’s Jazz Workshops course teaches girls, aged 12 and up, how to improvise and get a feel for jazz and blues over an eight week program.These workshops provide an excellent platform for individuals wanting to develop confidence improvising within a fun and supportive environment and those looking to study music at a tertiary level. Our graduates have gone on to win the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship and perform at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival.