Moderator: Adam Rudegeair – Pianist/PBS 106.7FM Broadcaster
Adam Rudegeair is a prolific composer, performer, filmmaker, and educator based in Melbourne. His music is rooted in jazz and funk, with significant influences from the sounds of New Orleans and Minneapolis. His current projects as a leader include Lake Minnetonka, The Bowie Project, and the ongoing collaboration with jazz legend Bob Sedergreen ‘Bourbon Street to Brunswick Street’. The fourth album by the Bowie Project, ‘Strange Changes’ was recorded as part of his Master’s studies, and is launching as part of the 2021 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Since 2008 Adam has presented the weekly jazz radio program Black Wax on PBS 106.7FM.