Category: Concert Reviews

June 14, 2020 / Concert Reviews

Johnston St Jazz, May 14 6/10 What an apt name for a band. Anoesis refers to attaining a state of pure sensation or emotion, devoid of cognitive input – which is pretty much the improvising musician’s Holy Grail. This quintet of University of New South Wales music students was deemed…

June 8, 2020 / Concert Reviews

Johnston St Jazz, May 7 9/10 In a brief interview at this concert’s conclusion, the bewilderingly versatile percussionist Jess Ciampa said that in the year prior to the lockdown he suspected he’d only had one day off. In the seven weeks since, by contrast, this was his first interaction with…

May 24, 2020 / Concert Reviews

April 30 8/10 International Jazz Day (April 30) has celebrated jazz’s role in helping unite people the world over since 2011. This year, when the host nation was to have been South Africa, it was, instead, another reminder of a community splintered into an epidemic of isolation. But, thanks to…