Mr Col Loughnan

Lecturer in Saxophone

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney


Website Col's personal website

Biographical details

Saxophonist Col Loughnan is well known in Australia as a soloist, composer/arranger and teacher. He has been a member of the jazz faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 1978 and has toured the USA, Australia and Asia as a soloist and educator. He has appeared on numerous recordings, and his latest, Ellen St, was released on the Newmarket label in 2007.

Over the years, Col has worked with artists and ensembles as varied as Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, Sammy Davis Jr, Natalie Cole, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Toshiko/Tabakin Orchestra, The Daly/Wilson Big Band, Georgie Fame and Eberhardt Weber. He toured and recorded in the USA with his own group, Ayers Rock, from 1975-76 and with the Judy Bailey Quartet throughout Australia and Asia from 1981-86. He studied in the USA with Joe Allard, Victor Morosco and Eddie Daniels.

Col is also an accomplished arranger and music director for television. He was musical director for Rick Burch’s ABC Productions of the Marcia Hines and John Farnham TV Specials, a part-time staff arranger for TCN Channel 9 and musical director for Australia in the Ottawa and Christchurch Pacific Song Contests.

More information about Col including links to downloads of his music can be found here

In the media

Writing and research appears in the the following articles:

Deborah Smith, “Secrets of sax appeal revealed”,Sydney Morning Herald,February 8, 2008

For further information on this project, see also http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/SaxTract.html

Col Loughnan, "The Joe Allard Legacy" Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Vol 2:2 (1999), 21

Col Loughnan, "Reed Adjustment Tips", Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Vol1:3 (1998), 15

SELECT DISCOGRAPHY:

Ellen St - Col Loughnan - Newmarket 5240.2

Feel The Breeze- Col Loughnan and Steve Murphy - La Brava LB0060

Beyond -Ayers Rock- A&M SP-4565

Big Red Rock- Ayers Rock- Mushroom 32017.2

Live At The Cell Block-The Daly Wilson Big Band- EMI SCX07879

The Exiting Daly Wilson Big Band-Festival- SFL 954453

Reunion – The Australian Jazz Quartet plus One - AEM 25801-2

The Jazz Action Sessions Vol. 1 - MBS Jazz MX207685

No Worries – Georgie Fame - Four Leaf FLC 5099

Morning - The Electric Chamber Orchestra - WEA 255667

Unidentified Spaces- Ten Part Invention [Composer] -Rufus RF056

Whatever it’s Worth- Col Nolan & The Soul Syndicate-CBS SBP233521

Pughmosso – The Con Artists [Arranger]-GU CA3

Pianomente- The Con Artists [ Arranger] -GU CA4

Indigo- JLC Feat. Col Loughnan & Col Nolan - La Brava LB0052

Power Supply – Mirage 01996-2

For a complete discography of Col's works, please visit his website: http://www.colloughnan.com/

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Scott, C., Theak, D., Barlow, D., Bailey, J., Dickeson, A., Alder, W., Philpott, R., Loughnan, C., Biddell, K. (2007). 1. Dat Dere 2. Care For a Waltz? 3. Ki Ki 4. My Funny Valentine, Darn That Dream, My Ideal 5. Theme 3 6. Birdlike. Craig Scott presents the Jazz Faculty of the Sydney Con. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM Music.

2007

  • Scott, C., Theak, D., Barlow, D., Bailey, J., Dickeson, A., Alder, W., Philpott, R., Loughnan, C., Biddell, K. (2007). 1. Dat Dere 2. Care For a Waltz? 3. Ki Ki 4. My Funny Valentine, Darn That Dream, My Ideal 5. Theme 3 6. Birdlike. Craig Scott presents the Jazz Faculty of the Sydney Con. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM Music.

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