Here are some recent pieces written for entertainment website Scenestr. First is an interview with Stanley Jordan, and the second is an interview with “Jazz On The Beach” founder and festival organiser, jazz singer Catherine Summers. Continue reading
Photography 📷 @le_akira Last year I reviewed Chong Ali at The Flamin’ Galah for Scenestr, but I never put it on my blog. In these Covid lock-down times I thought it would be good to relive some of that. I’ve reshaped it and have included more photos. Akira Le took all the photos, and it… Continue reading
Just picked up my media pass for Arts Ablaze, which runs from October 1 – 6 at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley. Hope to listen to great music and write a nice piece for Scenestr. Check out the Arts Ablaze website to find out what’s on. There are a lot of big tents and artistic… Continue reading
This review was first published in Scenestr and the Brisbane Jazz Club website. Fancy some wine at a Parisian brasserie, or sharing tapas at a café in Rio? We packed suitcases, headed for the Brisbane Jazz Club on Thursday July 11, and got on a plane with Estampa for a musical sojourn of samba, gypsy… Continue reading
Originally published in Scenestr. Blues Arcadia guitarist Chris Harvey said before the gig, “At Lefty’s, they’re there to party, and we’re there to help them. So that’s what we do. Bang bang, it’s quite electrifying. We’re there to work the audience. Get them to that bar, get them on to the dance floor. So it’s… Continue reading
[Originally published in Scenestr] How sweet it was to be blown away by the sheer exuberance of the Chris Poulsen Trio on Friday (June 17) at the Brisbane Jazz Club. With Poulsen on keyboards/synth, Jeremy O’Connor on electric bass and ukulele bass, and Dan Smith on drums, these musicians delivered a stellar night to a… Continue reading
Joanna is British Australian. She worked mainly in financial news in London. In her forties she moved to her parents’ birthplace, Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, where she became a pianist in a hotel and wrote a blog about musicians. The blog became a book before Joanna came to Australia in 2012. In this blog she writes mostly about music, gardening, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.
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