Dave Brubeck was one of the most popular jazz musicians of the fifties, but it was his refusal to play in segregated venues that he should be remembered for.
Casey Golden has been labelled a genius. He’s received critical acclaim from London to New York. But what does the man himself think, and what makes him tick? We sat down with him to find out.
We’re all familiar with the music of Louis Armstrong, but it is the man’s vibrant charm and purpose that saw him halt a bloody civil war. True story.
The saxophone has endless appeal, so to honour it, we thought we’d wrap our lips around it. You know where I’m going with this, daddy-o.
We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricty to the garden variety guitar?
We’re all familiar with the big (big) band leaders, but for every Glenn Miller or Duke Ellington is a female name lost to history. Today we right wrongs, and salute the big women of big band.
Never has the term ‘include your brother’ been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.
International Jazz Day is upon us, so let the expertise of the local jazz scene explain why you should care about not just the day, but the art of arts.
Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
Friday. Yew! What happened while you were asleep? Well Ryan Lochte’s robbery got stranger, Trump’s veiny erection was sighted in the US, and a Sumatran orangutan went all Miles Davis.
The transformative, yet oft-ignored Jazz wizard Thelonius Monk is in the google chair this week. Get better acquainted with genius, daddy-o.
Australian pianist Casey Golden talks to TBS about his musical upbringing, The Casey Golden Trio, their new EP and the strange process of creating jazz.
From mere mortals to the top of the musical hierarchy, everyone’s a fan of Ella Fitzgerald. Get re-acquainted with her honeyed vocals.
When we think of jazz and talent passed too soon, we think of Loretta Barnard; she’s back with KWYG this week with her bae, Bix Beiderbecke.
TBS (and Australian) jazz royalty Loretta Barnard has had enough of the standard Christmas fare, so Mama’s cooked up a gumbo of festive toe-tappery.
Loretta Barnard looks into the polarising performances of the beboppin’ Charlie “Bird” Parker who clipped his wings far too soon.
Resident cool guy Grant Spencer has a discovered a cool new hangout – on a school night! – so hop to LazyBones Lounge in Marrickville, daddy-o.
In this week’s Know who you’re Googling, Loretta Barnard unfurls the crushed genius of Billie Holiday.
Loretta Barnard comes from a proud jazz family, and while visiting the Australian Jazz Museum she was awed and proud of what the museum has achieved.
We plunged resident bibliophile Loretta Barnard into a pickle. Her library is on fire and there’s only time to save three books. The horror!
Celebrated Australian jazz musician Bob Barnard has played at hundreds of jazz parties and festivals all over the world, but his favourite is the Noosa Jazz Party, running from Friday 28th August to Sunday 6th September.
Welcome back the TBS fortnightly Top Five, care of Corey Farrell. This week’s is the Top Five Music genres bound to fail…yeah there are plenty more but these are a given…