Conversations on Jazz

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at The Wheeler Centre

Conversation on Tradition vs Progress

The panel for Conversation on Tradition vs Progress includes one of the new leading voices in American jazz, the acclaimed pianist Jason Moran, Australia’s most respected improvising jazz trumpeter Scott Tinkler, and program director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Sophie Brous.

Panel: Adrian Jackson (festival director/journalist, Australia), Jason Moran (artist, USA), Sophie Brous (artist/festival director, Australia), Scott Tinkler (artist, Australia)

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Portrait of Jason Moran

Jason Moran

Internationally acclaimed as a ‘modern master’ of music (Jazztimes), pianist Jason Moran’s significance as a leading voice in jazz must be heard to be believed.

Allan Browne

Allan Browne is one of Australia’s most acclaimed jazz drummers and band leaders, having collaborated with many of the great names in jazz. In the 1960s he established the Red Onion Jazz Band internationally.

Adrian Jackson

Adrian Jackson is the artistic director of the prestigious Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

Portrait of Sophie Brous

Sophie Brous

Sophie Brous is the Program Director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Portrait of Scott Tinkler

Scott Tinkler

Australian trumpeter Scott Tinkler has been performing professionally since 1983 and is well known for his many brilliant incarnations as an ensemble player, recording and touring with such groups as the Australian Art Orchestra, Mark Simmonds Freeboppers, The Paul Grabowsky Quintet and The Dale Barlow Quintet as well as with international artists such as Mark Helias, Joe Lovano, Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, Han Bennink, Billy Harper, Arthur Blythe, Cindy Blackman and Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani.

Conversations on Jazz

For the first time, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in association with The Wheeler Centre, presents Conversations, a series of panel discussion forums featuring leading musicians, journalists and industry chums who will explore topics relating to the social and creative space of jazz in the context of its rich history and ever-evolving development.

An audience Q&A session will follow each forum.

For more information of the 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (May 1 to 8), visit, visit


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