Lucy Lorenne – February 19

Lucy is performing February 19 alongside a stellar jazz band. This is a great opportunity to hear renowned Geelong saxophonist Keith Wilson who stole the show last season. We’re thrilled he has come back!

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Phillipa McQuinn – February 12

In this show, some of Geelong’s best artist will come together to perform a swinging selection of jazz arrangements of folk tunes and popular jazz standards – perfectly complementing the garden surroundings.

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Suspects – February 05

The “Suspects” are a loose collective of musicians. This multi-generational band has a wealth of experience, an extensive repertoire of jazz, soul, gospel, country, Americana, R&B – whatever feels good.

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Callum Watson – Jazz Piano Live Stream

Missing your fix of live jazz? Join award-winning Surf Coast jazz pianist and host of Geelong Jazz Soirees Callum Watson for a live jazz piano session every Thursday night 8pm on YouTube and Facebook. Hear some of your favourite jazz standards performed in unique solo piano arrangements with a new…

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An Australian Symphony – orkest de ereprijs

About this performance:

‘An Australian Symphony’ by Callum Watson performed by orkest de ereprijs.

This work explores a soundscape of Australian orchestral colours and textures that are then overshadowed by modernity. It questions whether we are losing cultural values recognised by Australian poet George Essex Evans in 1906.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Geelong Jazz Soirées Is Moving!

Having listened to your feedback, we are making some big changes to Geelong Jazz Soirées to make it the best possible experience for you. You wanted a quiet performance venue with top quality food and drink…we are delivering! As such, we are taking a brief hiatus for three months, then…

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Danny Boy – Ensemble Epiphany

About this performance:

Callum Watson’s arrangement of Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) is here performed by Saxophone Septet Ensemble Epiphany live in the Geelong Library as part of Geelong After Dark 2019.

Ensemble Epiphany includes: Joel Hands-Otte, Eleanor Moller, Bridget Black, Julia Curl, Allanah Coldwell, Ryan Lynch, Zebulun Lea.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Callum wins Geelong Youth Award

Callum is delighted to win the Geelong Youth Award for Arts & Music presented by the City of Greater Geelong. The awards recognise the positive impacts young people aged between 12 and 25 years have made in Greater Geelong across areas such as social justice, care, sport and the arts.…

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Playing With Division – Callum Watson

About this performance:

Playing With Division is composition exploring the potential of jazz and classical fusion in the most overt – yet cohesive way possible. The work features a prominent opening theme fusing elements of classical Mozartian harmony with with moments of syncopated quartal jazz harmony. This is then contrasted by a virtuosic B section section reminiscent of Philip Glass-style minimalism which segues decisively into a conventional jazz improvised section .

This semi-improvised performance was recorded live-to-air by Callum (Piano) on 3MBS Melbourne. There is also an arrangement of this work for flute, clarinet and piano which is included in my album ‘Echoes Of Earth’.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Boombox Requests – Geelong After Dark

About this performance:

Boombox Requests was hit at Geelong Regional Libraries this year at Geelong Library!

If you missed it, check out some snippets in this video featuring: Joel Hands-Otte, Eleanor Moller, Bridget Black, Julia Curl, Allanah Coldwell, Ryan Lynch, Zebulun Lea and Lucy Head.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).