Essentially Ellington Down Under 2018

JMI in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) delivered the 3rd Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival throughout August and September this year.  The festival is a non-competitive high school big band festival held in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, followed by a full day workshop for band...
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JMI Blog: Three Beat Phrases in Jazz Drumming

by Dave Sanders, drum lecturer at JMI Many of the syncopations in Jazz music are created from rhythmic phrases that use  groupings of three. These provide a rolling feel that crosses bar lines and create excitement. A musical example is in bars 5 to 8 of It Don’t Mean a...
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JMI Blog: Jazz Drumming in Odd Time

by Dave Sanders – Drum lecturer at JMI. In this blog series, Dave will look at various aspects of jazz drumming. This blog will focus on playing in odd time. Not all music is in 4/4. It’s a good idea to spend some time practicing in time signatures other than...
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Auditions for JMI courses in 2019 are now open!

JMI has now opened auditions for entry into its accredited music courses for 2019! Auditions are available by appointment from July up until the end of January 2019. In 2019, JMI will be offering the following courses: Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (3-year full-time course) Diploma of Music in...
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