Announcement: ABC Jazz is partnering with Generations in Jazz in 2016, and will contribute a prize, offered to the winner of the James Morrison Scholarship - 2 days recording time in Sydney Studio 227. Details below.
Generations in Jazz is all about learning, sharing, performing and celebrating music, and shines a spotlight specifically on young jazz students. It runs in Mount Gambier, SA from May 6 to 8. Over 4500 students from more than 100 schools will participate in this year's festival to participate in clinics and jam sessions and compete in the stage band awards. Plus, there are opportunities for individuals to shine with the James Morrison Jazz Scholarship and the Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship.
A number of jazz icons will be visiting Mount Gambier over the weekend, including the famous 'One O'Clock Lab Band' out of the University of North Texas, as well as US saxophonist Jeff Clayton. Aussie heavyweights in attendance include Kate Ceberano (vocals), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Troy Roberts (sax), Carl Mackey (sax) and, of course, James Morrison himself.
Scholarships and Competitions
Over the years, the James Morrison and GIJ Vocal scholarships have helped establish the careers of many young musicians, including the likes of Olivia Chindamo (vocals), Liam Budge (vocals), Ken Allars (trumpet), Harry Sutherland (piano) and Oli Nelson (drums).
- James Morrison Scholarship: solo jazz instrumentalists, under 19 years old ($10,000 Scholarship & 2 days studio time at the ABC Jazz studios in Sydney)
- GIJ Vocal Scholarship: jazz vocalists, under 21 years old ($5,000 Scholarship)
- The Stage Band awards are also an important device for high-school bands to cut their teeth, offering students performing opportunities in front of their peers and family, and there are a number of divisions catering to different ensembles.
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James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole; 13 August 1984) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Derby. In 2006, his debut single "You Give Me Something" became a hit in Europe, Australia, Japan and Iran peaking in the top five in the UK and claiming the number 1 spot in New Zealand. His debut album, Undiscovered, debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart. In 2007 Morrison won...
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