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Freedman Jazz Fellowship Concert

Artist: Nick Garbett, Ellen Kirkwood and Emma Stephenson
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Date: 30 October 17

The Freedman Jass Fellowship Concert presents jazz luminaries performing competitively in a showcase to decide the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellow. The 2017 finalists are trumpeter Nick Garbett, trumpeter, composer Ellen Kirkwood and pianist, composer Emma Stephenson.

Ellen Kirkwood Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist Photo: Karen Steains
Ellen Kirkwood Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist Photo: Karen Steains

Each performs a set of music to contend for the prestigious $20,000 award. Past winners read like a Who’s Who of Australian jazz – guitarist Ben Hauptmann, saxophonists Julien Wilson, Andrew Robson and Matt Keegan, pianists Andrea Keller, Matt McMahon, and Tal Cohen, trumpeter Phil Slater, bassist Christopher Hale and vocalist Kristen Berardi.

 

Presented by Sydney Improvised Music Association. Tickets from $38 at sydneyoperahouse.com

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