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Generations in Jazz 2016 – It’s a Wrap!

A 40-piece band featuring some of the world’s most high-profile jazz musicians playing alongside the nation’s up-and-coming music stars almost raised the roof of one of the largest big top tents Australia has ever seen at the weekend’s Generations in Jazz (GIJ) festival held in Mount Gambier, South Australia. The city famous for its Blue […]

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A Message from James Morrison – Generations in Jazz 2016

The feedback we’ve had regarding our 2015 guests (Take 6 and the Hot Horn Happening) has been overwhelming and it’s time to tell you who’ll be inspiring you in 2016! If you asked almost anyone over the last seventy years who are the best college big band in the world – the answer would most […]

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Generations in Jazz scholarship finalists announced

The Generations in Jazz 2015 scholarship finalists have been announced! Six solo instrumentalists from across Australia will be vying for the prestigious “James Morrison Jazz Scholarship” during next month’s Generations in Jazz weekend in Mount Gambier, SA, on 1-3 May 2015. The award features a $10,000 grant to assist in career development, and is sponsored […]

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The Ross and Jenny Blanchard Development Award

Great friends of GIJ and long time supporters, Ross and Jenny Blanchard have a belief that if you put better things in, you get better things out! They also know that there must be music students out there who may not have the resources to have the right instrument, or be able to afford the […]

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SBA Division 2 Chart Available

After feedback from MD’s, GIJ asked Graeme Lyall to write a piece for Division 2 that is not the test piece, but available to play as one of your ‘own choice’ pieces. Graeme decided that this would be a ballad and it is now available for purchase from Graeme at fiesta08@bigpond.com. This chart is of […]

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International Artists for GIJ 2015

The most asked question lately has been “who’s coming to GIJ next year?” It’s been absolutely awesome having Gordon Goodwin and the Phat Band with us for a couple of years now and they’ll be back in future but what do you follow that with?? Program Director Ross Irwin and I have been talking about […]

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Div 1 Set Piece SBA

Division 1 – 2015 ‘LUCIDITY’  A few words from James Morrison….. There are many different ways in which a big band chart can be challenging. The most obvious of these is in the number of notes and the speed at which they must be played, another is the complexity of the syncopation. All of these […]

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SBA Set Pieces for Div 2 to 5 now available

Set Pieces for SBA Divisions 2 to 5 are now available – Division 1 will be available shortly along with the annoucement of our International guest adjudicator

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A message from Premier Jay Weatherill

Click her to read the press release from Premier Jay Weatherill and Minister Geoff Brock mtgambierjazz

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