Landfill Harmonic – From little things big things grow

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan music group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music […]

Digital Oceans Virtual Jazz Festival

Keith Pettigrew presents Digital Oceans Virtual Jazz Festival on Emergent Jazz on Saturday 15 August, 7pm. Emergent Jazz is committed to supporting new Australian jazz musicians and composers, particularly from our university jazz programs.  But CoViD has seen university campuses turned asunder, with remote learning leading to much improvising in course delivery, as well as […]

Programming in the Time of COVID

Nicky Gluch and Paul Cooke  One of the highlights of working on the Programming Committee at Fine Music Sydney is devising the special anniversary programs that will go to air each month. It’s our opportunity to celebrate birthdays of composers, premieres of works, unique occasions, all guided by the calendar. So, what to do when COVID- 19 threw a spanner into the schedule? Well, […]

Jo and Susan’s Chicken Tray Bake

We had a family birthday celebration here today – 13 adults and 5 small children. So the meal had to be easy to prepare and even easier to serve – just pop on the table with some rice or potatoes and a salad. I’ve made a version of this a few times, but this is […]

Jazzed About Your Birthday

Celebrating the great musicians of jazz on their special day! August Birthdays Josh Nelson1 August, 1978 Josh Nelson is an American jazz pianist and composer. Nelson produced his independent debut album First Stories at age 19. His second album, Anticipation, was released in 2004 with all his compositions. In 2007, Nelson signed with the jazz […]

CD Review – Intertwined

IntertwinedCrossroads QuintetMidwest Crush Music**** Crossroads Quintet debut album features a collection of talented young musicians from around the world including Zachary Finnegan (trumpet), Tyler Bauer (saxophone), Austin Thomas (piano), Brendan Keller-Turberg (bass) and Jameson Scriver (drums). The album highlights the differing musical strengths of the group spanning from straight-ahead swing to the avant-garde and everything […]

Fine Music Sydney will inevitably experience interruptions to our regular broadcast content during the COVD-19 pandemic and the various social distancing measures we are required to implement.

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