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Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra to embark on national tour

11 September 2018
Sydney Conservatorium of Music continues its touring commitment
The Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra will leave their home at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and hit the road, to bring their energy and passion to the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales this September.

Audiences in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Griffith will have the opportunity to see the Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra (CJO), Australia’s most celebrated jazz orchestra, perform live, led by Artistic Director David Theak.

The annual tour will run from 15 to 25 September.

Artistic Director David Theak said the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is committed to ensuring metropolitan and regional communities have access to quality artistic and cultural opportunities, and these tours also provide the musicians with an invaluable experience.

“Touring is such an important part of a musician’s life, they get to experience something different and connect with audiences in areas that may not be able to access such performances otherwise.

“The Jazz orchestra is presenting highly sophisticated and dynamic repertoire from the world’s leading jazz composers. We aim to continue impressing audiences whenever we perform with a level of sophistication normally reserved for professional jazz,” said Mr Theak.

The CJO’s 19 musicians - combining the exhilarating sounds of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, piano, bass and drums - will tour a magnificent program. Featuring the incredible music of Andrew Murray, Josh Kyle, Georgie Darvidis, Jim McNeely, Bert Joris, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Australian guitarist James Muller and more, the pieces perfectly capture the energetic and brilliant spirit of the orchestra.

Touring is such an important part of a musician’s life, they get to experience something different and connect with audiences in areas that may not be able to access such performances otherwise.
Artistic Director, David Theak

Since its inception in the early 1970s, the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra is renowned for its artistic excellence and has formed alumni that features many of the leading lights in Australian jazz.

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Jazz Orchestral studies has developed rapidly with an emphasis on collaborating with and performing the music of leading international composers. Students are exposed to outstanding music and contemporary techniques required to perform Jazz Orchestral music at its highest level.

Tour Dates:

15 September -  4pm                Smiths Alternative Book Store, Canberra ACT

17 September - 8pm                 Jazz Lab, Brunswick VIC

18 September - 8pm                 Jazz Lab, Brunswick Vic

20 September - 7.30pm             Norwood Live, Norwood SA

21 September - 7.30pm             Prince Alfred College, Kent Town SA

22 September - 3pm                 Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith NSW

25 September - 8pm                 Foundry 616, Ultimo NSW

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