The biennial Valley Jazz Festival will return to the streets, cafes, bars and concert stages of Fortitude Valley and surrounds from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th May 2011. This 5 day festival is one of Jazz Queensland's major programs of events and also a key event on the national jazz festival circuit that will animate over 200 local, regional and national artists, across more than 16 live music venues, attracting over 7,000 visitors to Brisbane’s vibrant inner city. In its 5th production, this event remains Brisbane’s only multi-venue festival, critically focused on the jazz art form, by presenting the most compelling and innovative accomplishments in Australian jazz and creative improvised music.

Artistic Director Andrew Shaw unveils the first two artists who will headline an innovative program of acts that will provide diverse opportunities for live music lovers to experience and engage with the very forefront of contemporary jazz, in colourful array of styles. While maintaining Jazz Qld's commitment to the community through affordable ticket prices and presenting mostly, free public events.

So without further ado, Jazz Queensland is proud to announce the voice of Australian Jazz, Vince Jones, backed by a first-rate band featuring Australia’s leading jazz artists, Matt McMahon – Piano, Ben Waples – Double Bass and Simon Barker – Drums.
Joining Vince on this first announcement is the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra with Kristin Berardi. Australia’s leading jazz orchestra, featuring Australia’s leading young jazz vocalist, who will be presenting original compositions and jazz standards arranged by some of the world most dynamic large ensemble composers.

Vince Jones

If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. Our leading vocalist, interpreter, trumpet player and composer has entertained and informed us for decades with his ever-evolving elite group of musicians.

“A musician paints his or her life with the music they play. Each song a colour, each album a painting, reflecting the thoughts and experiences of that time. I have tried to make as beautiful and evocative music as I possibly could, and will keep this philosophy in the forthcoming music. You can only hope all the work you’ve produced will combine to make as honest a self portrait as you can possibly make,” says Vince Jones.

Described by the Herald's jazz writer, John Shand, as " unique crossover force in Australian music", Vince Jones tackles that blurry genre somewhere between jazz, blues, folk and scat.

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Time  


Venue
Tickets
Flexi Pass



Bookings 

Sun 29 May 2011 
Performance 1: 3pm
Performance 2: 7pm
(Duration: 70 mins)
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts  - Performance Space
Full $35 / Jazz Qld Members $30 / Concession $30
Festival Flexi Pass option entitles the purchaser to choose 3 concerts at a discounted rate:
Full $90 / Jazz Qld Members $75 / Concession $75 (Only available from February 2011)
*conditions apply

Online Tickets: Buy now

07 3872 9000 
www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au 

 

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra with Kristin Berardi

Valley Jazz Festival is proud to present this exciting new collaboration between the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and Kristin Berardi - Australia’s leading young jazz vocalist, presenting original compositions and jazz standards arranged by some of the world's most dynamic large ensemble composers.

The Mothership is widely acknowledged as Australia’s leading jazz orchestra and was nominated as Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year in 2006, 2007 & 2009. Musically this ensemble represents many of the finest young improvisers Australia has to offer, and features original music from Sydney’s most dynamic and creative large ensemble composers all packaged into one exciting super-ensemble.

Individually, the orchestra’s members have dominated Australia’s top prizes over the last decade, including the National Jazz Awards, the Freedman Fellowship, the Australian Jazz Artist of the Year (Bell awards), the James Morrison Scholarship, plus numerous international appearances and releases.

"...fits together as if genetically engineered" - The Australian, "powerhouse Australian Big Band..." - All About Jazz (US)

Date
Time  
Venue
Tickets
Flexi Pass



Bookings 

Sat 28 May 2011
7pm - 9pm (includes 20 min interval)
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts  - Performance Space
Full $35 / Jazz Qld Members $30 / Concession $30
Festival Flexi Pass option entitles the purchaser to choose 3 concerts at a discounted rate:
Full $90 / Jazz Qld Members $75 / Concession $75 (Only available from February 2011)
*conditions apply

Online Tickets:

07 3872 9000 or, www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au

For more information visit: www.valleyjazzfestival.com

* Flexi pass conditions

  1. The festival flexi pass will be available for use with a minimum of 5 concerts;
    Not all concerts are available for use with the festival flexi pass;
  2. Jazz Queensland Incorporated will determine and advertise the eligible concerts March 2011;
  3. The festival flexi pass is not transferable;
  4. If a normal full priced or concession ticket is purchased from the JWCoCA Box Office for a concert, it will not be exchanged for a festival flexi pass at a later date should the purchaser change their mind;
  5. The festival flexi pass will go on sale after the full program is announced in March 2011.

 

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Finalists Announced 612 ABC Brisbane - Valley Jazz Festival Vocal Award 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 | Hits: 1315

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The 4 finalists in the 612 ABC Brisbane Valley Jazz Festival Vocalist Award 2011 were announced on 612 ABC Brisbane, Wednesday 13th April. The award coordinator Ingrid James and presenter Richard Fidler featured audio tracks of the 4 finalists and discussed the competition ahead of the biennial Valley Jazz Festival in May. The Winner will be presented with the trophy by the Award Patron Vince Jones, live on stage 6pm prior to the Valley Jazz Festival 2011 Vince Jones closing night concert event, 7pm on Sunday 29th May 2011 at the Judith Wright Centre.  The four finalists will be invited to attend the announcement of the winner live on air at the 612 ABC Studios in Toowong on Friday 27th May 2011. In its third year running the 612 ABC Brisbane Valley Jazz Festival vocalist award competition has received some excellent entries from across Queensland. The award is open to all Jazz Vocalists who are Queensland residents and 18 years or over. Judges were looking for talent deserving recognition, voice quality and interpretation with a sense of creativity and originality. Vocal The winner will receive:• The 612 ABC Brisbane/Valley Jazz Festival Vocal Award trophy• Performance date at the 2013 Valley Jazz ...

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Valley Jazz Festival 2011 Official Program Launched

Friday, 8 April 2011 | Hits: 1709

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Jazz Queensland proudly launched the Official Program for the biennial Valley Jazz Festival 2011 at the Judith Wright Center of Contemporary Arts on 5th April 2011. The program launch event was addressed by The Honourable Rachel Nolan MP Minister for Finance and the Arts, who ephasised the importance of the Arts and acknowledged the Valley Jazz Festival as an example of a healthy arts community. The Festival Artistic Director Andrew Shaw unveiled an innovative program of over 50, concert events, free entry gigs, public stages, emerging artists, vocalist award, artist workshops and clinics, to be presented across 16 venues in Brisbane's live music hub Fortitude Valley from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th May 2011.This 5 day festival is one of Jazz Queensland's major programs of events and also a key event on the national jazz festival circuit that will animate over 200 local, national and international artists. Presented across more than 16 live music venues, attracting over 7,000 visitors to Brisbane's Live Entertainment Precinct Fortitude Valley.In its 5th production, this event remains Brisbane's only multi-venue festival, critically focused on the jazz art form, by presenting the most compelling and innovative accomplishments in Australian jazz and creative improvised music. Check out the Valley Jazz Festival 2011 Full ...

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Valley Jazz Festival 2nd Artists Announcement

Monday, 28 February 2011 | Hits: 1081

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Jazz Queensland Incorporated are proud to Announce the 2nd round of Valley Jazz Festival artists who will headline an innovative program of local, national and international jazz acts. Treating Brisbane's live music lovers with an opportunity to experience and engage with the very forefront of contemporary jazz, while maintaining Jazz Qld's commitment to the community through affordable ticket prices and presenting mostly, free public events. Jazz Qld have also launched the Festival Flexi Pass, that entitles the purchaser to choose any 3 of these concerts at a discounted rate of: Full $90 / Jazz Qld Members $75 / Concession $75.Over 50 more acts are still to be announced at the official Valley Jazz festival 2011 program launch at the Judith Wright Center 5th April 12.30pm. All are welcome!The official program will feature more concert events, free entry events, public stages in the Chinatown and Valley malls, emerging artists stage, and artist workshops, across 16 venues in Brisbanes Live Music Precinct Fortitude Valley. Valley Jazz Festival 2011 Artists Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band (Sydney) Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space Wednesday, 25 May 2011 7:30pm - 9.30pm Full $35 / Jazz Qld Members & Concession. $30 (*Flexi Pass option) Following their 2009 ARIA-nominated live recording ...

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Valley Jazz Festival 2011 First Artists Announced

Friday, 10 September 2010 | Hits: 11558

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The biennial Valley Jazz Festival will return to the streets, cafes, bars and concert stages of Fortitude Valley and surrounds from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th May 2011. This 5 day festival is one of Jazz Queensland's major programs of events and also a key event on the national jazz festival circuit that will animate over 200 local, regional and national artists, across more than 16 live music venues, attracting over 7,000 visitors to Brisbane’s vibrant inner city. In its 5th production, this event remains Brisbane’s only multi-venue festival, critically focused on the jazz art form, by presenting the most compelling and innovative accomplishments in Australian jazz and creative improvised music. Artistic Director Andrew Shaw unveils the first two artists who will headline an innovative program of acts that will provide diverse opportunities for live music lovers to experience and engage with the very forefront of contemporary jazz, in colourful array of styles. While maintaining Jazz Qld's commitment to the community through affordable ticket prices and presenting mostly, free public events. So without further ado, Jazz Queensland is proud to announce the voice of Australian Jazz, Vince Jones, backed by a first-rate band featuring Australia’s leading jazz artists, Matt McMahon – Piano, ...

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612 ABC Brisbane - Valley Jazz Festival Vocal Award 2011

Friday, 10 September 2010 | Hits: 3600

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Jazz Queensland are proud to announce Craig Burnett as the winner of the 612 ABC Brisbane Valley Jazz Festival Vocalist Award 2011. Craig was presented with the trophy by the Award Patron Vince Jones, live on stage 6pm prior to the Valley Jazz Festival 2011 Vince Jones closing night concert event, 7pm on Sunday 29th May 2011 at the Judith Wright Centre.  The 3 other finalists were Sarah Collyer, Astrid Jorgensen and Eliza Cooke. Whilst Craig Burnett is a household name (in his own house) the last decade has seem him develop a shadow career of some note. After graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium in 1999 he spent some time in the corporate entertainment scene, teaching in a number of studios and giving a lot of his time to the Christian arts scene. In 2000 he joined the jazz combo – SCAT. SCAT have now positioned themselves as a formidable act bringing new life to live jazz in Queensland and beyond. Craig has toured America, England and New Zealand and has played a number Queenland’s jazz, food and wine events. His latest album title with SCAT, “Wash Day Miracle” is a true representation of his broad musicality and commitment to rou...

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