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Review Stonnington Jazz Festival on us

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Apr 29, 2011 Updated May 20, 2011

The 2011 Stonnington Jazz Festival happens in Melbourne between May 19 - 29 and ABC Jazz is looking for a budding reviewer...

ABC Jazz is offering one lucky person an opportunity to review gigs at the Stonnington Jazz Festival, with an unlimited festival pass - the ultimate Golden Ticket.  Plus, you will be able to take a guest to each show. 

Artists performing at the Festival include Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, Allan Browne, Elixer featuring Katie Noonan, Stu Hunter, Tina Harrod and many more.  Here's a link to the complete program guide.

The prize is for tickets only, the winner and their guest must be able to make it to the venues. 

To be in the running to win this fantastic prize, we want you to briefly review the last live jazz gig you went to. Your entry must be via the competition form below.

This competition has closed. 

The winner is Mel Litchfield with the entry:

World renowed jazz legend saxophonist George Garzone played a few gigs in Melbourne. I caught him at Bennetts Lane. Playing with him were Paul Grabowsky, Phillip Rex and Niko Schauble.

There was a large crowd in Bennetts and it was full of anticipation. We weren't disappointed. The music came hard and fast, the musicians bounced off each other perfectly.  Garzone's ideas came out of his horn so freely. After the first set I was excited to see what the second set would bring, opening with John Coltrane's Equinox the Garzone train rolled on. A great night and I left in awe of these musicians, even though it did expose my own shortcomings as a trumpet player.

 

Artist Biography

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Paul Atherstone Grabowsky (born 27 September 1958) is an Australian pianist and composer. Biography: Paul Grabowsky is a pianist and composer who was born in 1958 in Lae, Papua New Guinea; his father Alistair had lived in Papua New Guinea with his wife Charlotte since the 1930s working on oil rigs, building roads, flying planes and playing the drums. His older brother Michael took great...

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