I seem to be on a lucky streak...
On the 25th July I was flown up to Sydney to receive an APRA Professional Development Award in the Jazz Category. The prize includes $15,000 for professional development - I can't wait to start my new project/research/learning! (Updates coming as they occur...)
On the 22nd of August I was again flown up to Sydney, this time because I was nominated for two Art Music Awards (Still Night for Jazz Work of the Year, and me for Excellence in Jazz). The event was staged at City Recital Hall, Angel Place, and I had the opportunity to play one of my pieces with two of my all time favourite musicians, Gian Slater (voice) & Shannon Barnett (trombone) (as well as fill in with Ten Part Invention for their sound check). I was fortunate to bring home the Award for Excellence in Jazz!!
A huge thank you to APRA/AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre for their ongoing support, encouragement and enthusiasm for Australian musicians.