Canberra jazz

Recent press and international radio play

Leading up to our gig at Canberra's Capital Jazz Project in June Jenna was interviewed about our performance there with Miroslav Bukovsky as our guest in an article in The Canberra Weekly. See a copy here. Our performance at the Capital Jazz Project was reviewed on local blog CanberraJazz.net

We've had some international radio play recently. In April our debut album  The Opening Statement  was featured on Flagler College Radio, in St. Augustine, Florida, alongside a recording of Jenna's String Quartet no. 1. In June we received an email informing us that our album was featured on Chicago's jazz Radio www.WDCB.org

 

Divergence @ Capital Jazz Project Canberra

Divergence Jazz Orchestra are thrilled to announce that we will be performing at this year's Capital Jazz Project in Canberra. The Capital Jazz Project features a diverse range of international, national and ACT-based artists. The 2015 line-up includes: virtuoso piano-bandolim duo of Stefano and Hamilton (Italy/Brazil), jazz-rock icons The Bad Plus (USA), Grammy-award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano with Paul Grabowsky (USA/AUS), sublime vocals of Katie Noonan and Elixer (AUS), hard bop combo Hammerhead (AUS), master drummer Eric Harland (USA) and big band Divergence Jazz Orchestra(AUS) (that's us!).

This performance will feature music by Jenna Cave, who grew up in Canberra, with a guest appearance by her former composition teacher, Canberra-based Australian Jazz legend Miroslav Bukovsky.

When: Monday 08 June 2015 4pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra
Tickets: $25  book here

 

CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER Jenna Cave

TROMBONES Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead) Brendan Champion Tim Coggins Luke Davis(bass)

TRUMPETS AND FLUGELHORNS

Paul Murchison Rob Campbell Paul Meo Will Gilbert Will Endicott Miroslav Bukovsky (guest soloist)

SAXOPHONES AND WOODWINDS Justin Buckingham (lead alto, soprano, flute) Loretta Palmiero(alto, clarinet) Evan Harris (tenor, soprano, flute) Louis Klassen (tenor) Tim Clarkson (baritone/clarinet)

RHYTHM Luke Liang (guitar) Andrew Scott (piano) David Groves (bass) James McCaffrey (drums)

 

TAKE IT IN COLOUR- Digital Release

This digital release is an EP version of Take it in Colour which was released on CD in 2006. The new EP version features three compositions by Jenna Cave (composed at the age of 21) and three works by Sally Greenaway from the original album on its 6 year anniversary. Take it in Colour was a collaborative project spearheaded by Sally Greenaway in 2005, who at the time was a jazz piano student at the Australian National University. Funded by grants from the ANU Fine Arts Student Association and the Friends of the ANU School of Music, the album was comprised of jazz compositions by Sally Greenaway, Jenna Cave, Fionna Tamin and Phoebe Juskevics. It featured performances by 24 then jazz students of the ANU School of Music (including stand out performances by Michael Azzopardi and Niels Rosendahl) and was beautifully recorded and mixed by Niven Stines.

Download individual tracks, the new 6-track EP version or order the physical CD here: Take it in Colour Band Camp Page

"I found this album fascinating in its diversity and accomplishment but also just plain entertaining."- CanberraJazz.net, 2006