Sound Series 2008 (School Of Music Conservatorium - Monash University)
Sound Series 2008 is the first in a series of releases featuring the highly talented students of the Monash University’s Jazz Studies program.
This is a culmination of a year’s work which is based on the African American Jazz idiom as a language for learning but also embraces a wide selection of musical styles, which includes world music, Latin, Brazilian, Indian, blues and more. The philosophy of the course is to offer a strong technical and musical foundation to allow the student to develop a personal voice. Students have opportunity to study and perform with renowned guest artists such as Brazilian guitar genius Yamandu Costa, composer Lula Galvao, Mauricio Carrilho, George Garzone (USA), Debasis Chakroborty (India) and from Australia, Kate Ceberano, John Hoffman, James Black and Don Burrows. Performances have been held at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and at jazz clubs in Melbourne such as Bennett’s Lane and Paris Cat. We hope you enjoy this recording by these inspired musicians who are already making a contribution to the Australian Jazz scene.