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2014 Indie Gems FIlm Festival




Four days of diverse and exciting Australian and international feature films, shorts, documentaries, informative workshops and film networking events showcasing emerging filmmakers from around the world with a spotlight on Western Sydney.

Showcasing the depth and diversity of Australian independent film talent in 2014, the Festival presents three critically acclaimed feature films. Post-apocalyptic western The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, Psychological thriller The Babadook and David Gulpilil stars in Charlie?s Country.
There will be an exclusive special screening of Indian-American thriller Blemished Light on 12th September. This English/Hindi socio-political drama sees four characters come face to face in a battle against unfreedom.

Other highlights of the Festival include the celebrated documentary The Last Impresario directed by Gracie Otto and a test screening of the innovative anthology feature film 11 Stories of Love, including an exciting opportunity for audiences to contribute to its development.

Rounding out the Festival?s program will be a number of networking events, Q&A sessions with directors, a student film competition and a panel discussion on how to raise money to make your next film.

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Starts:
Thursday 11th September, 2014 @ 7:00 PM


Location:
Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, NSW






Foodie Friday Food Trail, Farm Tours and Workshops




Paddock to Plate, Culture and Cuisine Experience
Live: 3 Legged Dog

& Tasting Plates

The hugely successful inaugural Foodie Friday Food Trail, held in Wharf St Murwillumbah, is back again with a food extravaganza to delight the senses!!

Local cafes, restaurants and food businesses will showcase the fresh local produce of the Tweed offering & tasting plates that showcases their individual style of cuisine.

Enjoy the ambient atmosphere with live music and market stalls. Bring your own picnic table and relax with friends.

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday offer a range of culture and cuisine experiences with farm tours, cooking demonstrations, organic gardening workshop, photography field trip and a weekend sculpture retreat.

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Starts:
Thursday 14th August, 2014 @ 9:00 AM


Location:

Murwillumbah NSW






Live and Direct




Part of the Rich Mix Youth Takeover.
Live: Max Da Cab Driver, Stormzy, Kojey Radical, Levelle London, Che Lingo, Jon3z, D?Edge

This August we're hosting another amazing Rich Mix Youth Takeover! Three weeks of live events on fashion, music and dance plus free creative workshops from Futureversity. From 1 - 22 August you can expect Rich Mix to be packed full of fantastic events and activities dedicated to young people aged 16 - 25.

Live and Direct UK we?re back bigger and better than ever!

Live and Direct brings raw, energetic acts from all over the UK, varying from the sweet sounds of soulful R&B to alternative rock, contemporary dance and underground grime.
The show has exciting interaction with a variety of talents as well as fun filled games, gut ranching jokes & the hottest multi genre DJ that?ll have you dancing all night to accompany the flow.

So with comedy and live entertainment flowing all night there's no better place to sample the best in vibrant aspiring UK talent.

Hosted By: Max Da Cab Driver
Act on the night Inc:
- Stormzy
- Kojey Radical
- Levelle London
- Che Lingo
- Jon3z
- D?Edge
+ More!

ATTRACTIONS INC:
- Wildcard Gameshow
- Drews Cakes
- Krispy Kremes Giveaway
- Luxor Clothing
- Open Mic Segment
- Raffle Prize Draw

Twitter: http://atnd.it/14133-1

Free
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Starts:
Tuesday 19th August, 2014 @ 7:00 PM


Location:

RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, E1 6LA






Smile Acoustic Youth Takeover Special




Part of the Rich Mix Youth Takeover
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Part of the Rich Mix Youth Takeover

This August we're hosting another amazing Rich Mix Youth Takeover Three weeks of live events on fashion, music and dance plus free creative workshops from Futureversity. From 1 22 August you can expect Rich Mix to be packed full of fantastic events and activities dedicated to young people aged 16 25.

Taking place on the last Sunday of every month, Smile is a night with free cake, free entry, original songs to make you think, and a good bar in case you need a drink.

Each month sees three different artists take the stage for two intimate short sets, as well a featured collaboration with local music groups, put together in workshops on the same day.
With performers hailing from the local area and beyond, genres diversify in a cosy acoustic setting: Colombian guitars to beatbox stars, poets to pianists to programmers ? all making you hum along to that tune, you know, that song?

It's that song you had in your head though you never heard it before
It's those words that couldn't be said cos they needed a little bit more
It's something new and though you haven't a clue you hum along all the while
Cos you feel in tune with others in the room and it's starting to make you SMILE

You might have seen the players before, on a big stage rocking the floor, but Smile is where they come to chill out, to play songs that say what it?s all about. Some of them may still be plugged in, but acoustic is where we begin. We play to the room, whether it?s Mars or The Moon, because we like to draw you in?
It's diverse, pleasant, thoughtful and fun, with new music from everyone. Sometimes it gets you deep inside, a song that speaks what's on your mind, it takes you to a different place, where melodies creep across your face, telling tales of woe that make confess, a smile of bittersweet happiness.
We keep the sets short so the music stays fresh, there?s always something coming up next. But they all get up and play a little more.

URLs:
Facebook : http://atnd.it/14119-1

Twitter : http://atnd.it/14119-2

Free
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Starts:
Sunday 17th August, 2014 @ 6:00 PM


Location:

Rich Mix, 35 - 47, Bethnal Green Road, London






Sydney Reinvent Your Career Expo




If you are seeking expert advice on careers, jobs, bored in your current job, need new challenges, returning to the workforce, looking to upgrade, re-skill or totally reinvent your career, then this event is for you.

DATE: Saturday and Sunday 30th and 31st August 2014
LOCATION: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
TIME: 10am to 4pm each day
COST: | 2 day pass. Under 18 free.
WEBSITE: reinventyourcareer.com.au

With job cuts everywhere there has never been a better time to explore career options.

If you are seeking expert advice on careers, jobs, bored in your current job, need new challenges, returning to the workforce, looking to upgrade, re-skill or totally reinvent your career, then this event is for you.

It's Victoria?s largest adult careers and employment event for 2014.

This event is designed to help people find their passion whilst providing them with the knowledge to turn that passion into a reality.

Once inside you will gain access to:

? Real jobs
? Career Counsellors
? Resume services
? Employers
? Government Departments
? Universities, TAFEs, private educators and trainers
? Dynamic seminars
? Interactive workshops
? Recognition of Prior Learning
? Construction and Property Services Hub

Meet face-to-face with employers, educators and trainers who will all assemble to offer you practical career insights into skills shortage industries, educational options for career transition, the latest training available to upgrade your career and meet companies on the move with real opportunities.

Purchase tickets at the door or online at https://register.eventarc.com/24630/sydney-reinvent-your-career-expo-2014

Don't waste another year, reinvent your career.

| 2 day pass. Under 18 free.

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Starts:
Saturday 30th August, 2014 @ 10:00 AM


Location:
1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127






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Building the Culture Bus – with Monkey Marc and friends – Stage One – Getting it on the Road
Monkey Marc is at it again with another cutting edge idea using sound system culture in the outback in a positive way with this great new project to preserve and archive and promote the continuing wisdom of indigenous knowledge in remote communities in Australia. I just chucked in a twenty, help get this get on the dirt road. Check out the site and chuck a nugget in the bucket..

https://www.indiegogo.com


Building the Culture Bus

The bus will also be used to inspire indigenous youth to reconnect with their elders and culture through remote music workshops.
Australia has one of the richest living indigenous cultures in the world yet it is disappearing faster than most would like to admit. The Culture Bus will attempt to reach remote indigenous areas across Australia to document and archive indigenous knowledge, culture, language and ancient dreaming stories. The bus will be set up as a 4 wheel drive fully mobile sound proof recording studio that can travel where its needed most. The bus will also be used to inspire indigenous youth to reconnect with their elders and culture through remote music workshops. The bare bones of the bus is a 4×4 Toyota Coaster which is in dire need of a facelift. The bus has been purchased but needs work. Stage one will see the bus transported to a mechanic and have a new engine and gearbox fitted to get it on the road. After the bus is roadworthy stage two of the project will commence. Stage two will turn the bus into a mobile sound/dust proof studio. A fully functional studio will be built by a team of specialists once further funding has been raised. Help keep indigenous culture alive!

Check out the video overview this great project

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www.tapgallery.org.au/

2 months ago
Sydney Korean Photographic Society (SKPS) (Sydney Korean Photo Club) 12 – 21 August, Opening function Tuesday 19th August 6-8pm
Sydney Korean Photographic Society (SKPS) (Sydney Korean Photo Club) is a non-profit organisation composed of people who love photography and enhance their lives through photography. The members of the society range from professional photographers, enthusiast, amateurs, as well as beginners. Our main focus is to pursue photographic excellence by improving artistic aspects of photography as well as hand-on techniques. We also embrace the need to share friendships among members through group discussions, tutorial courses and workshops. Outdoor/studio shoots and participation in regular exhibitions are good opportunities to showcase creativity and individualism. We have had 1st & 2nd SK Photography Exhibition at Brush Farm, Eastwood and this is our 3rd Exhibition opening at Tap Gallery. Our objective of this 3rd exhibition is to show and share beauty of photography in many ways with viewers. We are based in Sydney, although the society is dominated by Korean Australians we encourage anyone from different states or countries around the globe to join our community and share photographic enthusiasm with us. Open daily 12-6pm from 18 – 21st August Opening function Tuesday 19th August 6-8pm


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"Dave Plowman (News)"

via Rec.audio.pro

3 months ago
SSM 2017
I have a home made amp in the workshop which gets heavy use. Since the end
of the last century.

It has balanced inputs, and for some reasons lost in the mists of time, I
used SSM 2017. Probably because I had loads.

On powering up at the end of last week, both had died. It has a +/- 15v
regulated PS entirely separate from the power amp - which appears fine. It
also feeds the pre-amp, and that is ok.

Only odd thing was heavy lightening we had on Thursday night - quite the
most spectacular I've seen in London. But the amp was switched off during
that - and nothing else in a house full of electronics seems to have
suffered.

Bit of a mystery.

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*Gravity is a myth, the earth sucks *

Dave Plowman dave@davenoise.co.uk London SW
To e-mail, change noise into sound.


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3 months ago
AmpSession Offers Jean Grae Music Biz Class, Joins Techstars Risingstars Program

Ampsession-logoAmpSession launched in 2014 as a music industry community platform featuring on and offline classes as well as events. Tonight at 8 pm ET (apologies for the late notice) they're offering a one-hour workshop with Jean Grae on breaking into the music industry. They also joined the Techstars Risingstars Program which is a selective education and mentorship program for demographics underrepresented in tech entrepreneurship designed to prepare them for tech startup accelerators.



AmpSession says they were founded in 2014 to transform "isolated & frustrated do-it-yourself music-makers into a community of empowered music entrepreneurs through online and offline classes and events."


Class With Rapper Jean Grae


The classes seem to be the biggest feature of AmpSession and tonight they're offering Breaking into the Music Industry with Jean Grae.


The one-hour session is $25 plus a small ticketing fee but AmpSession's site says they're also developing free resources and classes for musicians who want to learn more about the industry.


Unfortunately I encountered some reasonably serious glitches. Neither the "Join Community" tab nor the "Sign in" buttons seemed to be working in Firefox or Chrome on a Mac. Hopefully that's a temporary glitch cause it's hard to build a community if people can't join.


Techstars Risingstars Program


AmpSession also recently announced that they were accepted into theTechstars Risingstars Program that "extends technology company startup opportunities to demographic groups that are currently underrepresented in the technology startup community."


It's basically a mentorship program which can last for up to a year. Founders stay where they are. There's no funding for equity involved.


The process builds to application to one of Techstars accelerator programs or eventually to other programs. That's a great opportunity to get support and introductions to the networks that matter for music tech startups taking the accelerator route.


More:



Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch) also blogs at DanceLand. Send news about music tech startups and services, DIY music biz and music marketing to: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.




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Cabaret Cweeeeen Christa Hughes presents a night of deluded divas,sloshed sirens and neurotic nudist
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



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The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Don?t let their good looks fool you. Quasimodo Blues Band (QBB) are a serious blues band. They?ve been around for quite a while and honed their skills to a point where they?re quite sharp. (Hence the reference to an edge.) They get fan mail from places like Korea and Denmark.

You?ll be hearing some classic blues and a fair amount of bloody good original material. Some of it is soft and jazzy, some is seriously crunchy and some is damned depressing. (It?s blues after all.)

Guitars, keyboards, blues harp, lots of singing. It gets pretty emotional at times.

The sound is a mix of Chicago and Delta blues tempered by an ingredient that makes it Oz blues.

You can sing along to 'One Two Baby Blue', add up the cliches in 'Soul To Sell', shed a tear in ?Findin? My Way In The Blues?, click your fingers to ?Believer?, stomp you feet to ?About You and go right off with ?Chaser.? There?s heaps more.

There?ll be classics too, like Hoochie Coochie Man, Drop Down Mama, Dust My Broom and Got My Mojo Workin?.

Don?t hesitate, reserve your tickets now.

Bring yourself, friends, relatives and forgiven enemies.



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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Christian Howes (USA)


The Christian Howes Quartet

Christian Howes - violin

Michael Azzopardi - piano

Brett Hirst - bass

Tim Firth - drums


"Howes's solo violin pieces were quite fascinating, as he brought loops and jazzy sensibilities to bear on both the blues and Bach... Playing solo, the violinist made Paul McCartney's Yesterday sound like a folk song, extracting a little kernel of sadness that has generally remained buried. A solo Isn't She Lovely eased from simplicity, charm and warmth to leaping excitement, the latter mood sustained in a second rapid country-rock number with the band."
by John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

Jazz violinist/producer/composer/educator Christian Howes returns to Australia following his highly successful performances in 2012.

Howes has been widely recognized as a path-finding figure on the contemporary violin. Named the #1Downbeat Critics Poll "Rising Star Jazz Violinist" (2011), nominated for ?Violinist of the Year? by the Jazz Journalists Association (2011), recipient of Chamber Music America?s ?Residency Partnership Award? (2012), a top three ranking in the Jazz TImes Critics Poll (2013), he recently toured Ukraine as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy.

A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian?s collaborations in recent years feature an array of jazz stars including Les Paul, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Richard Galliano, David Binney, Greg Osby, Joel Harrison, Dafnis Prieto, D.D. Jackson, Steve Turre, Lewis Nash, Scott Colley, Tamir Hendelman, Bruce Forman, Linda Oh, Allan Harris, Rez Abbasi, and many more...


Jazz Violinist/Educator Christian Howes To Visit Australia In Conjunction With Australian National University?s Winter Jazz Week

On August 4-12, Christian Howes, one of the world?s leading jazz violin performers and educators, will be headed to Australia to lead a week full of live performances and educational activities. The trip will be anchored with Christian?s multiple clinics and headlining performances at the Australian National University?s annual Winter Jazz Week.

In addition to Christian?s work with the Australian National University, he will be performing in many local venues and working with other area string students, including collaborations with the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, Monash University, a showcase performance at Bennetts Lane jazz club in Melbourne, and more.

The Winter Jazz Week, according to ANU?s website, ?will bring together internationally and nationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos and educators with ANU School of Music students to deliver masterclasses and create combined bands, culminating in a thrilling showcase concert.?

In December, 2012, Howes traveled down to Australia to present workshops for jazz string players and perform in the ?Jazz at the Gallery? series, which was broadcast nationally on ArtSound FM.

Says Howes, ?In addition to raising awareness for the virtues of jazz among classically trained musicians, I hope to empower classical string players to be more creative, through improvisation, composition, arranging, and in the development of their careers, in any styles of music they wish to pursue?.

A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Howes founded the 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Camille Catherine Inc., to support music educational activities and performances, including visits to approximately 50 school orchestra programs per year, an annual week-long intensive ?Creative Strings Workshop? in Columbus, Ohio, and the ?Creative Strings Academy? online home study course, which is subscribed to by thousands of string players worldwide pursuing his innovative improvisation and contemporary music curriculum.

Howes has won nominations and awards since 2011 in the Downbeat Critics Poll, Jazz Times Critics Poll, Jazz Journalists Association, and the Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. He was invited by the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine to perform several orchestral and jazz concerts and workshops in June

2014 as a cultural ambassador, underscoring U.S. support for a free and democratic Ukraine.


Schedule for Christian Howes? 2014 Australia Tour

August 5

6:00PM - Educational workshop at Bennetts Lane (open to the public)

8:30PM - Performance at Bennetts Lane

August 6

10:00AM-12:00PM - Educational workshop at Monash University

August 7

10:00AM-12:00PM - Educational clinic at Australian National University?s Winter Jazz Week

August 8

6:30PM - Performance with Australian National University ensembles (open to the public)

August 9

6:30PM - Performance with Australian National University ensembles (open to the public)

August 10

11:00AM-1:00PM, 2:00-4:00PM - Workshops with Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra

August 11

8:30PM - Performance at The Foundry616

More information:

Christian Howes? website:http://ChristianHowes.com

Videos"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux1rPJJ7QaE&authuser=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3B855Lsqk&authuser=0



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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Jazzgroove presents ......

8.00pm - Blind Hot Gems

Sydney grunge-jazz band the Blind Hot Gems play filth. Sounding at times like Cornelius and at others like QOTSA, there are plenty of big beats and pounding riffs. The trio rip through differing styles from shuffles to dance grooves, even frolicking in the world of electro before reaching some lush experimental plateaus. If the Blind Hot Gems were a video game, they'd be Street Fighter, only played with a Guitar Hero controller instead of a joystick.

Ross Stavrou - Guitar
Eduardo Delos Reyes - Bass
Neel Shukla - Drums

9.30pm - The Venusians

Straight from the funky planes of Venus direct into your ear lobe, The Venusians bring you synth driven tunes and face melting ray beams of Jazz infused licks at speeds high enough to charm any earth dweller. Come see them in the flesh and you?ll understand why this band is one to keep in your radar.

Meklit Kibret - Vocals
Christian Hemara - Vocals
Andrew Bruce - Synths and Vocals
Harry Sutherland - Keys
Ben Panucci - Guitar
Pat Harris - Bass
Daniel Saddleton - Drums and Electronics


What is Jazzgroove?

Jazzgroove is a not for profit organisation presenting high-quality original and improvised music from various jazz related cannons. Our focus is on musicians who are in the early stages of forming a national and international career. Jazzgroove's purpose is to nurture upcoming musicians by allowing a platform and performance opportunity to an established audience through our weekly Tuesday double bill events, marketing/ promotion support while also providing a dialogue and mentorship between past Jazzgroove performers and more experienced musicians.

Jazzgroove at Foundry616

Rising Stars + Targeted Performer Series



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Cabaret Cweeeeen Christa Hughes presents a night of deluded divas,sloshed sirens and neurotic nudist
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



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The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Don?t let their good looks fool you. Quasimodo Blues Band (QBB) are a serious blues band. They?ve been around for quite a while and honed their skills to a point where they?re quite sharp. (Hence the reference to an edge.) They get fan mail from places like Korea and Denmark.

You?ll be hearing some classic blues and a fair amount of bloody good original material. Some of it is soft and jazzy, some is seriously crunchy and some is damned depressing. (It?s blues after all.)

Guitars, keyboards, blues harp, lots of singing. It gets pretty emotional at times.

The sound is a mix of Chicago and Delta blues tempered by an ingredient that makes it Oz blues.

You can sing along to 'One Two Baby Blue', add up the cliches in 'Soul To Sell', shed a tear in ?Findin? My Way In The Blues?, click your fingers to ?Believer?, stomp you feet to ?About You and go right off with ?Chaser.? There?s heaps more.

There?ll be classics too, like Hoochie Coochie Man, Drop Down Mama, Dust My Broom and Got My Mojo Workin?.

Don?t hesitate, reserve your tickets now.

Bring yourself, friends, relatives and forgiven enemies.



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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Jazzgroove presents ......

8.00pm - Blind Hot Gems

Sydney grunge-jazz band the Blind Hot Gems play filth. Sounding at times like Cornelius and at others like QOTSA, there are plenty of big beats and pounding riffs. The trio rip through differing styles from shuffles to dance grooves, even frolicking in the world of electro before reaching some lush experimental plateaus. If the Blind Hot Gems were a video game, they'd be Street Fighter, only played with a Guitar Hero controller instead of a joystick.

Ross Stavrou - Guitar
Eduardo Delos Reyes - Bass
Neel Shukla - Drums

9.30pm - The Venusians

Straight from the funky planes of Venus direct into your ear lobe, The Venusians bring you synth driven tunes and face melting ray beams of Jazz infused licks at speeds high enough to charm any earth dweller. Come see them in the flesh and you?ll understand why this band is one to keep in your radar.

Meklit Kibret - Vocals
Christian Hemara - Vocals
Andrew Bruce - Synths and Vocals
Harry Sutherland - Keys
Ben Panucci - Guitar
Pat Harris - Bass
Daniel Saddleton - Drums and Electronics


What is Jazzgroove?

Jazzgroove is a not for profit organisation presenting high-quality original and improvised music from various jazz related cannons. Our focus is on musicians who are in the early stages of forming a national and international career. Jazzgroove's purpose is to nurture upcoming musicians by allowing a platform and performance opportunity to an established audience through our weekly Tuesday double bill events, marketing/ promotion support while also providing a dialogue and mentorship between past Jazzgroove performers and more experienced musicians.

Jazzgroove at Foundry616

Rising Stars + Targeted Performer Series



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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Christian Howes (USA)


The Christian Howes Quartet

Christian Howes - violin

Michael Azzopardi - piano

Brett Hirst - bass

Tim Firth - drums


"Howes's solo violin pieces were quite fascinating, as he brought loops and jazzy sensibilities to bear on both the blues and Bach... Playing solo, the violinist made Paul McCartney's Yesterday sound like a folk song, extracting a little kernel of sadness that has generally remained buried. A solo Isn't She Lovely eased from simplicity, charm and warmth to leaping excitement, the latter mood sustained in a second rapid country-rock number with the band."
by John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

Jazz violinist/producer/composer/educator Christian Howes returns to Australia following his highly successful performances in 2012.

Howes has been widely recognized as a path-finding figure on the contemporary violin. Named the #1Downbeat Critics Poll "Rising Star Jazz Violinist" (2011), nominated for ?Violinist of the Year? by the Jazz Journalists Association (2011), recipient of Chamber Music America?s ?Residency Partnership Award? (2012), a top three ranking in the Jazz TImes Critics Poll (2013), he recently toured Ukraine as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy.

A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian?s collaborations in recent years feature an array of jazz stars including Les Paul, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Richard Galliano, David Binney, Greg Osby, Joel Harrison, Dafnis Prieto, D.D. Jackson, Steve Turre, Lewis Nash, Scott Colley, Tamir Hendelman, Bruce Forman, Linda Oh, Allan Harris, Rez Abbasi, and many more...


Jazz Violinist/Educator Christian Howes To Visit Australia In Conjunction With Australian National University?s Winter Jazz Week

On August 4-12, Christian Howes, one of the world?s leading jazz violin performers and educators, will be headed to Australia to lead a week full of live performances and educational activities. The trip will be anchored with Christian?s multiple clinics and headlining performances at the Australian National University?s annual Winter Jazz Week.

In addition to Christian?s work with the Australian National University, he will be performing in many local venues and working with other area string students, including collaborations with the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, Monash University, a showcase performance at Bennetts Lane jazz club in Melbourne, and more.

The Winter Jazz Week, according to ANU?s website, ?will bring together internationally and nationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos and educators with ANU School of Music students to deliver masterclasses and create combined bands, culminating in a thrilling showcase concert.?

In December, 2012, Howes traveled down to Australia to present workshops for jazz string players and perform in the ?Jazz at the Gallery? series, which was broadcast nationally on ArtSound FM.

Says Howes, ?In addition to raising awareness for the virtues of jazz among classically trained musicians, I hope to empower classical string players to be more creative, through improvisation, composition, arranging, and in the development of their careers, in any styles of music they wish to pursue?.

A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Howes founded the 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Camille Catherine Inc., to support music educational activities and performances, including visits to approximately 50 school orchestra programs per year, an annual week-long intensive ?Creative Strings Workshop? in Columbus, Ohio, and the ?Creative Strings Academy? online home study course, which is subscribed to by thousands of string players worldwide pursuing his innovative improvisation and contemporary music curriculum.

Howes has won nominations and awards since 2011 in the Downbeat Critics Poll, Jazz Times Critics Poll, Jazz Journalists Association, and the Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. He was invited by the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine to perform several orchestral and jazz concerts and workshops in June

2014 as a cultural ambassador, underscoring U.S. support for a free and democratic Ukraine.


Schedule for Christian Howes? 2014 Australia Tour

August 5

6:00PM - Educational workshop at Bennetts Lane (open to the public)

8:30PM - Performance at Bennetts Lane

August 6

10:00AM-12:00PM - Educational workshop at Monash University

August 7

10:00AM-12:00PM - Educational clinic at Australian National University?s Winter Jazz Week

August 8

6:30PM - Performance with Australian National University ensembles (open to the public)

August 9

6:30PM - Performance with Australian National University ensembles (open to the public)

August 10

11:00AM-1:00PM, 2:00-4:00PM - Workshops with Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra

August 11

8:30PM - Performance at The Foundry616

More information:

Christian Howes? website:http://ChristianHowes.com

Videos"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux1rPJJ7QaE&authuser=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3B855Lsqk&authuser=0



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FOSS4G (Workshops)

FOSS4G (Workshops)

through
Portland State University
1633 SW Park Ave
Portland , OR 97214
US
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Siege Engine Workshop

Siege Engine Workshop

through
Periscope Books & Tutoring
1920 Pacific Ave.
Forest Grove , OR 97116
US
(map)

Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

  • Cost: $250
  • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
  • Instructor: Markus Roberts
  • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com

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Research Club Summer Camp at Silver Falls State Park

Research Club Summer Camp at Silver Falls State Park

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Silver Falls State Park
20 miles south-east of Salem, Oregon
Silverton , Oregon 97381
US
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It€™s happening again!

Join us for three days of activities, hiking, workshops, storytelling, brunch, and misbehavior. We€™ll have a gourmet dinner on Sunday night, and activities throughout the week.

At night we€™ll gather round the big fire pit and tell stories RC style €” nerdy and enthusiastic. Field trips and movie nights TBA!

Got a talent to share or a group activity you€™d like to run? Get in touch! info@research-club.org

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:50am.


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