Live Music Review

Van Morrison’s MasterpiecesVince Jones and The Astral OrchestraBlue Mountains TheatreFriday, 14 February 2020 Written by Barry O’SullivanIllustrations by Lyndon Pike Australia’s foremost jazz vocalist Vince Jones is currentlyinterpreting the classic albums Astral Weeks and Moondance onstage in a series of concerts throughout Australia. Accompaniedby the musical director Matt McMahon and his own AstralOrchestra containing some […]

Jazzed About Your Birthday

Celebrating the great musicians of jazz on their special day! May Birthdays Shirley HornMay 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005 “Let me whisper it. Let me sigh it. Let me sing it, my dear or I will cry it.” Shirley Horn was an American jazz singer and pianist. She collaborated with many jazz greats including […]

Jo’s Savoury Salmon Parcels

Gosh, it’s all rapidly changing now! Last week we looked forward to an easing by the weekend, this week it almost seems back to normal. Families have been visiting, school is going back next week and of course we can start entertaining at home. These salmon parcels are easy to put together and taste great. […]

Meet Robert Albert AO, Fine Music Donor

About RobertI am 83 years old, and have been married to my beautiful bride Lib for 51 years. I have 3 married children (2 girls and a boy) and 11 grandchildren. My family has been in the Music Publishing business for over 130 years. I learnt piano from the age of 4 and have loved […]

Between Two Worlds

Tchaikovsky’s orchestral works Written by David Ogilvie Despite being one of the most well-documented composers in history, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is arguably one of the most misunderstood. Invariably popular with the general public, largely because of his more emotional works, the almost hypnotic effect that he was able to induce led to serious questioning of […]

Meet Sue Jowell, Fine Music Donor

About Sue I emigrated from South Africa in 2007 at which point I “retired”. I have a degree in languages and a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations. As a PRO I worked for non-government organisations in the sphere of politics (SA Institute of Race Relations) and did voluntary work for schools in Soweto. I also […]