WA Youth Jazz Orchestra have two concerts coming up in Perth 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 celebrating the great female jazz composers such as Carla Bley, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider and Satoko Fuji. They will also include in the program which four of my pieces (two which they commissioned in 2011). Thrilled to be included amongst such company!
Thank you to Ashley Marsh-Croft for the set-up and design.
2011 has been a very busy year for me full of new projects and ventures. To name a few: I was commissioned to compose three new works by the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra as the 2011 composer-in-residence, and they performed 5 of my works at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth. I undertook a Grad Certificate in Screen Music at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and composed and recorded the music for two AFTRS film productions. I am now a represented composer with the Australian Music Centre who are publishing my sheet music, and my string quartet was shortlisted for workshop and performance at the Australian String Quartet's National Composer's Forum.
2012 should be an equally exciting year- to start it off I will be working on my first short film as a commissioned composer, and I am finally getting my act together and will be putting together a big band (with trombonist Paul Weber) to perform my large ensemble jazz compositions around Sydney.