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2011 Freedman Jazz finalists

Freedman Fellowship 2011
Jun 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011

This year's Freedman Jazz Fellowship finals will be held at the Sydney Opera House on July 8. See a late change to the finalists here...

The annual scholarship has announced this year's finalists, who will compete for a prize of $15,000 cash and ongoing support from the Music Council of Australia.

UPDATE: July 5, 2011

Due to a family bereavement, Sydney drummer Evan Mannell has pulled out of the 2011 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Evan will receive an automatic nomination for the 2012 fellowship and will now be replaced by a fifth finalist, John Parker.

2011 Finalists

Ben Vanderwal: drums (WA)
Matt Keegan: saxophone (NSW)
Tom O'Halloran: piano (WA)
John Parker :drums (QLD)

Evan Mannell: drums (NSW)

All finalists will perform publically with their own bands at the Sydney Opera House Studio on July 8, 2011.  The fellowship will be adjudicated live at the event by musicians Mark Isaacs, Toby Hall and Stu Hunter.

Artist Biography


Tom O'Halloran leads his own original jazz piano trio outfit and conducts orchestras from time to time, composes experimental music, and plays analogue synthesizers. In 2016 he won the Best Jazz Artist award from WAM, in 2017 and 2012 was nominated for an APRA Australian Art Music award and in 2011 was a finalist in the Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship – where he was featured at the...

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On Jul 9, 2011. 12:21pm
Anonymous said

What a fabulous night of jazz we were treated to at the Sydney Opera House Studio. Matt Keegan's composition and performance were extraordinary - so deserving of the Freedman Fellowship.

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