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The 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship nominees have been announced, and this year there are a number of unique changes to the final performance.

The annual Freedman Jazz Fellowship, hosted by The Music Trust, is designed to assist Australian jazz musicians already on a pathway to building their career. Based on an invite-only process, nominees aged 35 and under are selected by senior industry figures in each state.

Those nominated compile a project proposal, and following that, three finalists will be selected to perform at The Studio, Sydney Opera House on August 1. There will also be a performance from a past-fellow, before the judges announce the winner to close the event.

The 2016 Fellow will be awarded $20,000 in prize money from the Freedman Foundation to help fund their projects. Additionally, ABC Jazz is proud to announce that the winner will be offered three days studio time in the ABC Jazz Sydney recording studios.

The 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalists are:

Luke Sweeting (piano), Joe O'Connor (piano - pictured) and James McLean (drums).

The 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship nominees are:

- James Ball (piano)
- Steve Barry (piano)
- Evan Dorrian (drums)
- Daniel Gassin (piano)
- Lyndon Gray (bass)
- Lauren Henderson (voice)
- Alf Jackson (drums)
- Josh Kyle (voice)
- James Macaulay (trombone)
- Ricki Malet (trumpet)
- James McLean (drums)
- Carl Morgan (guitar)
- Joe O’Conner (piano)
- Mike Rivett (saxophone)
- Luke Sweeting (piano)
- Sam Anning (bass)

Listen back to the 2015 finalist performances


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On Mar 4, 2016. 2:05pm
JN said

Looking forward to the final performances - best of luck to all! Jim

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