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The Necks – Just Hitting Their Stride 30 Years On

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One thing the Necks never have to cope with is audience members shouting out requests. Their fans across the globe understand their recorded works were all one-off improvisations, never to be replicated; that every concert is a new adventure. The band has suffered the odd heckler, however, with one gentleman storming towards the stage at […]


Closing the Gap between Learning and Performing

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David Theak and Simon Barker didn’t just want to put on a jazz festival, they wanted to curate something unique. Their solution – to prioritise master-classes and collaborations – dovetails neatly with the festival in question taking place at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The inaugural Sydney Con International Jazz Festival compresses performances by 100 […]