John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

January 29, 2013 / Off The Cuff

Much outrage has followed the announcement that The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is scrapping the annual Darling Harbour Jazz Festival in June. That outrage is justified in the context of the replacement entertainment apparently being a light show. Two rallies today will bring together many musicians to protest the decision.…

January 29, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Sound Lounge, December 1  Jazz composition exists to create stimulating improvising opportunities, and therefore an extended piece should offer a shifting landscape of improvisational areas. The composition becomes an enticing itinerary, with activities at each destination varying considerably on each trip.  For Mike Nock’s hour-long Suite SIMA (commissioned by the…

January 28, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Clarendon Guesthouse, January 27. Just as each flashing turn of a flamenco dancer reveals another facial expression or a fresh splash of coloured skirt, so nearly every appearance by Bandaluzia Flamenco seems to reveal new performers. This time the core troupe was joined by dancer Francesca “La Chica” Grima and…