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International Jazz Day 2017

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Apr 28, 2017 Updated May 12, 2017

Celebrating International Jazz Day with a live broadcast from the Adelaide Festival Centre, featuring James Morrison and Gordon Goodwin.

On International Jazz Day 2017, we crossed to the Adelaide Festival Centre for a special #JazzDay Gala showcasing the virtuosic trumpet player James Morrison alongside both the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as well as his Academy Jazz Orchestra and students from the Juliard School of Music. Also appearing on stage was the GRAMMY Award-winning US saxophonist and big band icon Gordon Goodwin - who conducted his new jazz concerto, written specifically for James Morrison. Adelaide is a UNESCO city of music - so a rather fitting location for the Australian iteration of the global UNESCO International Jazz Day celebrations.

On the bill

The first set will kick off at 8:30pm AEST (8pm Adelaide time) and will feature James Morrison, Gordon Goodwin and the ASO presenting Goodwin's new work, as well as a mix of other Gordon Goodwin hits. To close out the set, James will perform alongside a violin and piano duet with Julian Ferraretto and Bruce Hancock.

During the set break, we're spinning a new recording from the 2016 Generations in Jazz James Morrison Scholarship winner Matthew Nicholls - who made the album with us here at ABC Jazz as part of his prize. Matthew will be joining the Jazz Orchestra for the second set of this broadcast. His CD has a quirky name - Ordinary to Extraordinary: My Thoughts on a Tea Cup - and his sextet includes other members from the Academy in Mount Gambier, SA. ABC Jazz will also be offering a recording to this year's GIJ Vocal Scholarship winner in 2017.

The second set will feature the James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra with special guests from the Juliard School of Music in New York City. Soloists on the bill include guitarist James Muller, trumpet player Mat Jodrell, Gordon Goodwin on sax and Darren Percival on vocals.

In the lead-up to our April 30 broadcast, you can also catch Jessica Nicholas on ABC Jazz from 12pm AEST and Jazztrack with Mal Stanley from 5pm AEST as they bring you the latest music from Australia and around the world.

How to listen to ABC Jazz

This performance will be broadcast live on ABC Jazz, Sunday April 30 at 8:30pm AEST (8pm ACST and 6pm AWST) on Digital TV (channel 201), online and on the ABC Radio App, or 8:30pm local time on Digital Radio (DAB+).

International listeners can stream ABC Jazz via the ABC Radio Player or TuneIn. The two sets will also be available to stream online for 1 month after the broadcast.

You can also catch the 2017 IJD Global Concert live stream from Cuba here at 11am AEST on Monday May 1.

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James Lloyd Morrison AM (born 11 November 1962) is a multi-instrumental Australian jazz musician. Widely known for his trumpet playing, he has also performed on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, flugelhorn, bass trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass, guitar and piano. He is a composer, writing jazz charts for ensembles of various sizes and proficiency...

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