The Art Of Jazz

1 Raymond Street, Mount Martha VIC 3934, Australia
1 Raymond Street Mount Martha Vic 3934 Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 32.61 mi // 0432 534 // 0432 534 484
401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 32.64 mi
9670 40209670 4020
14/26 Edgevale Road, Kew VIC 3101, Australia 32.65 mi
0413 135 1460413 135 146
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 32.65 mi
358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 32.74 mi

Founded by Paul Grabowsky in 1994, The Australian Art Orchestra has built an unparalleled reputation for the breadth and quality of its output. Initially conceived as a contemporary jazz orchestra the group was soon recognised as a serious commissioner and interpreter of new notated works. It also developed a reputation for cross-cultural collaborations that were more ambitious than anything seen in Australian music previously and it delved into hybrid forms well before the terminology for such approaches became commonplace.

The AAO’s work constantly seeks to stretch genres and break down the barriers separating disciplines, forms and cultures. It explores the interstices between the avant-garde and the traditional, between art and popular music, between electronic and acoustic approaches, and creates works that traverse the continuum between improvised and notated forms.

In January 2013, the AAO entered a new period of artistic leadership under the guidance of Artistic Director, Peter Knight. Knight is an internationally acclaimed composer, trumpeter and sound artist who has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, garnering wide acclaim for an eclectic approach that integrates jazz, world music, and experimental traditions.

With its multi-faceted programming initiatives, the AAO fosters and supports a strong and vibrant local contemporary music scene drawing inspiration from Australia’s cultural diversity. Central to this is an ongoing dedication to nurturing and deepening its dialogues with Australian indigenous cultures as well as maintaining strong connections with artistic collaborators in India, Korea, China and Indonesia. The Orchestra has a record of commitment to the notion of a future in which truly new music that integrates Asian and Western influences is part of the cultural fabric of our region.

The Australian Art Orchestra regularly tours both locally and internationally with recent cities including Hong Kong, Toronto, Paris, London, Brisbane and Chennai.  It has won numerous awards for its work including three Australian Jazz Bell awards (most recently in 2014), the 2014 AMC/APRA Art Music Award ‘Excellence by an Organisation’, 2013 AMC/APRA Art Music Award ‘Performance of the Year’, a 2010 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards (Group Award), the H C Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship (2010), a Helpmann Award (2004), and a 2009 Classical Music award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in a Regional Area’.

Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia 32.75 mi
0429 331 5190429 331 519
Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia 32.75 mi
2 Saint Andrews Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia 32.75 mi
Edgevale Road, Kew VIC 3101, Australia 32.8 mi
Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia 32.81 mi
Inner West Medical Centre, Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia 32.81 mi
132 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 32.92 mi
PO Box 6833 Melbourne Vic 3004 32.92 mi
25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 32.96 mi

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier Jazz Club, Bennetts Lane is open 7 nights a week and features the best of local, interstate and international musicians.

Contact Person: Michael Tortoni

Kew VIC, Australia 33.13 mi
1300 783 4461300 783 446
30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 33.17 mi
(03) 9417 6420(03) 9417 6420
6/108 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 33.19 mi
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053 33.31 mi
34 Dight Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 33.34 mi
0410 718 2690410 718 269
497 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia 33.39 mi
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