Workshop with Andrew Gander

Andrew Gander is a Sydney based jazz drummer renowned as one of the most devastatingly original and virtuosic drummers in Australia. Gander has left a mark on every musician who ever played, heard or spent time with him and wowed audiences with his completely unique sound, rhythm, touch and approach...
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JMI students in the Queen St Mall

Over the weekend 23rd to 25h May, JMI students performed in the Queen St Mall as part of their ensemble performance assessment.  All the ensembles sounded fantastic and created a great vibe in the centre of Brisbane’s CBD.  Here’s a few pics from the weekend:

JMI students performing at Roma St Parklands

JMI students had a blast performing in the Roma St Parklands with a combination of small ensembles, the JMI New Orleans Jazz Band and the JMI Jazz Orchestra.  It was the debut performance of the JMI Jazz Orchestra and the band sounded great, performing some seriously swingin’ repertoire.  Here’s a...
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Students celebrate International Jazz Day

We had another great celebration of International Jazz Day this year with a march in King George Square.  This is the 3rd year we have celebrated this great day and it just keeps getting better every year.  Great to see some young kids getting involved and really swingin’!  Thanks to...
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JMI students playing for Royalty!

A quartet of JMI students had the honour of performing for the royal couple, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they visited the great city of Brisbane.  It was a great experience for the students and the couple clearly enjoyed the music, Prince William even gave the fellas a big...
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Register now for the Essentially Ellington Teachers Conference

***2-day workshop with Jazz at Lincoln Center members for only $199!*** Opportunity to mix with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Participate through performing and observing rehearsals Gain a deeper understanding of how to interpret Big Band music Registrations are open for the 2014 Essentially Ellington Teacher Conference...
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