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BeBlog Part II: Major Pain

by Andrew McNaughton Major Pain The dominant 7 chord function seems to get all the attention in jazz with its flashy flat fives, bodacious upper body structure and all its possibilities for tension and extension. But what do we do with all that pent up jazz … more often than...
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BeBlog – A Grain of Salt Peanuts

By Andrew McNaughton – lecturer at JMI & Qld Conservatorium When JMI put out the called to arms for a jazz-related blog with an educational aspect, I responded with an enthusiasm borne out of a deep sense of duty and the passion of a dedicated teacher. Ask not what JMI...
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JMI Blog: My Top 5 favourite Bass Players

by Nick Quigley – CEO of JMI There are many jokes that go around about bass players… such as; what do you call it when two upright bassists play in unison? A minor second… But in my opinion, the bass plays an integral role in all styles of music and...
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JMI Blog – What is ‘Jazz Language’?

by Dan Quigley – Head of School at JMI In order to understand what “Jazz Language” is we need to listen to lots of jazz music. If Jazz is different to other styles of music, what makes it different? Many believe that improvisation is Jazz, as if to say that...
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Brisbane’s new live jazz gig guide

Live jazz in Brisbane seems to be going from strength to strength with a multitude of regular gigs and venues supporting live jazz music throughout the city.  To support all the live jazz music happening in Brisbane at the moment, JMI has started up a free gig listing for all...
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In the Spirit of Swing – Essentially Ellington Down Under

New York-based jazz organisation Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) directed by Wynton Marsalis is partnering with JMI again this year to bring out two of New York’s finest jazz musicians and educators, Vince Gardner and Jerome Jennings, out to Australia in August 2017 as part of the Essentially Ellington Down...
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JMI Live Concert Series is back in 2017

After running over 100 concerts in 2016, the JMI Live concert series is back in 2017 presenting live jazz in Brisbane featuring the finest of local, interstate and international jazz artists.  JMI has been presenting jazz gigs in Brisbane for over 10 years now and have featured some jazz legends...
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Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival

JMI and US jazz organisation Jazz at Lincoln Center, directed by Wynton Marsalis, are excited to announce that the 2017 Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival will be coming to all capital cities of mainland Australia in August 2017! Essentially Ellington is a completely FREE program designed by Jazz at...
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