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Conversation on Tradition vs Progress


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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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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. His creative curiosity has led him to incorporate disparate elements of early jazz and contemporary classical exploration, establishi... Read more

Allan Browne
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. In the 1990’s Allan performed with the Paul Grabowsky Trio, Onaje, The Paul Rettke Quar... Read more

Adrian Jackson
Adrian Jackson

Adrian Jackson is the artistic director of the prestigious Wangaratta Jazz Festival. Jackson’s love of jazz began at age 14 when, together with his parents and older brother Martin, he went to a Giants of Jazz concert featuring some truly great international jazz names: Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious... Read more

Sophie Brous

Sophie Brous is the Program Director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and having studied at the New England Conservatorium in Boston, Sophie, has made her mark within Melbourne’s jazz scene. A vocalist, she has own band Courage Brous! an... Read more

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 Bar... Read more


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