MIJF’s Jazz Talk podcast

In December 2021 we hosted a series of talks, masterclasses, workshops, industry roundtables and networking opportunities for artists and industry, providing a platform for the national sector to congregate and navigate the future of Australian jazz.

Listen to recordings of these fascinating discussions below. You can also find MIJF’s Jazz Talk on Apple Podcasts.

Beyond Words

Some of Australia’s most exciting artists examine the historical and cultural influences that have shaped modern jazz, blues, Latin jazz, desert blues and more. Presented in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria.

A Salute to the Great Allan Browne OAM

In this special panel conversation, hear from Allan’s collaborators, friends and family on his musical life and incredible contribution to the sector, reminding us how we can all learn something from his legacy.

Chart a Course: Navigating the Industry

This highly informative panel presents a map of the music industry, navigating income streams and essential tools for artists building sustainable careers. Presented in partnership with APRA AMCOS.

Perspectives on Jazz Piano

Hear from four masters of jazz piano, Luke Howard, Monique DiMattina, Barney McAll and Adam Rudegeair in a lively conversation about their chosen instrument and sources of inspiration throughout their storied careers.

Accessing International Markets

Australia is the 6th largest music market in the world with incredible local talent, but how do we ensure audiences abroad hear our music? This discussion investigates what opportunities Australian artists can explore in other territories, including touring, promotion, publishing and marketing.

Your Brain on Jazz

What actually happens inside your head when you improvise or witness a mind-blowing solo? Experts from the Clinical and Music Neuroscience Lab (University of Melbourne) discuss fascinating research that explores the relationship between our brains, music and improvisation. Presented in partnership with the Clinical and Music Neuroscience Lab (University of Melbourne).

Panic at the Distro

This panel asks record labels, distributors, managers and media the big questions; what is the best way to release music? Singles or albums? Digital or vinyl? How do I promote my music? Do I need a label? Do I need a publicist?

In Conversation with Paul Grabowsky AO

Multi-award-winning composer, pianist and MIJF Artist in Residence Paul Grabowsky AO shares his thoughts on jazz, and his extensive career in the music industry. This conversation is hosted by his friend and long-time collaborator, Steve Vizard.

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