Generations in Jazz, Mount Gambier, Australia

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ttf_Graham Martin
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Generations in Jazz, Mount Gambier, Australia

Post by ttf_Graham Martin » Sat May 06, 2017 8:44 pm

This weekend professional musicians and students from all over Australia are assembling in Mount Gambier for the annual Generations in Jazz concerts and competitions that began 25 years ago. Australian virtuoso James Morrison is returning to Generations in Jazz in 2017 with his vast array of instruments to perform an encyclopaedic repertoire of jazz with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. From Armstrong to Zawinul, the 2017 GIJ Saturday Night Gala Concert covers the full trajectory of jazz.

http://www.mountgambierpoint.com.au/eve ... s-in-jazz/

https://www.generationsinjazz.com.au/2016-lineup/

Here are two high school bands rehearsing some of their pieces prior to going to Mount Gambier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8M_3bFm444

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_In_Jazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxo-_io0YJo

This annual jazz festival offers the renowned James Morrison Scholarship and the Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship to the winners of the show.

I think this is a wonderful event to keep the wheels of jazz oiled and a place for jazz in the music education programs for high school students. Image

ttf_bigbassbone1
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Generations in Jazz, Mount Gambier, Australia

Post by ttf_bigbassbone1 » Sat May 06, 2017 10:54 pm

I did Mt. Gambier 6 consecutive years in high school. It is quite an amazing event. I dont think my school band ever won div 1 but we placed 2nd and 3rd a bunch of times when I played in it. To be honest, the main thing I remember was stepping off the bus and seeing this huge tent in a paddock filled with thousands of people.... freezing cold.... and very damp. Amazing music but really uncomfortable.
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Generations in Jazz, Mount Gambier, Australia

Post by ttf_bigbassbone1 » Sat May 06, 2017 10:54 pm

I did Mt. Gambier 6 consecutive years in high school. It is quite an amazing event. I dont think my school band ever won div 1 but we placed 2nd and 3rd a bunch of times when I played in it. To be honest, the main thing I remember was stepping off the bus and seeing this huge tent in a paddock filled with thousands of people.... freezing cold.... and very damp. Amazing music but really uncomfortable.
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