Freedman Music Awards 2017 NEW THIS MONTH! Freedman Classical Fellowship nominees announced Classic FM Freedman Classical Concert & broadcast, December 9 Freedman Jazz Fellowship nominees announced Freedman Jazz on October 30, Sydney Opera House Amazing Freedman New Jazz Series concert on August 26 Freedman Classical Fellowship Concert 2017 Hosted and broadcast by ABC Classic FM Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC, Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney Saturday September 9, 7.30pm Broadcast live on ABC Classic FM The concert will be a performance by the three Fellowship finalists, followed by a performance by a special guest artist, a former Freedman Classical Fellow. Stefanie Farrands, violist, Freedman Classical Fellow 2016 These are the nominees for the Freedman Classical Fellowship 2017 Matthew Kneale – bassoon Tamara Kohler – flute Jaan Pallandi – double bass Alex Raineri – piano Thea Rosen – percussion Phoebe Russell – double bass Emily Sheppard – violin Katie Yap – viola The nominators for the Freedman Classical Fellowship 2017 are distinguished members of the classical music community: Lina Andonovska (Vic) Frank Celata (NSW) Tobias Cole (ACT) Paul Dean (Qld) Melissa Farrow (NSW) Julia Fredersdorff (Tas) Iain Grandage (Vic) Zoe Knighton (SA) Karin Schaupp (Qld) Ashley Smith (WA) Freedman Jazz 2017: the concert that decides the winner of the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship The Studio, Sydney Opera House Monday October 30, 7.30pm Produced by SIMA and The Music Trust Broadcast by ABC Jazz The concert will be a performance by the three Fellowship finalists, followed by a performance by a special guest artist, a former Freedman Jazz Fellow. James McLean, drummer, Freedman Jazz Fellow 2016 Nominees for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship 2017 Sam Anning – bass Georgina Darvidis – vocals Angela Davis – sax Nick Garbett – trumpet Martin Charli Holoubek – double bass Dave Jackson- alto sax Raphael Karlen – sax Damien Kingston – guitar Ellen Kirkwood- trumpet Aiden Lowe – drums Ross McHenry – piano Ed Rodriguez – drums, percussion Daniel Ross – piano Emma Stephenson – piano Harry Sutherland – piano Allira Wilson – vocalist The nominators for the Freedman Classical Fellowship 2017 are distinguished members of the jazz community: Matthew Boden (Tas) Dr Sylvan Elhay (SA) Ben Hauptmann (NSW) Matt Keegan (NSW) James McLean (Vic) Dr Steven Newcomb (Qld) Tom O’Hallorahan (WA) Gian Slater (Vic) Mark Sutton (ACT) Freedman New Jazz series AT 9PM! CHRISTOPHER HALE & MINYOUNG WOO (AUSTRALIA/KOREA) “RITUAL DIAMONDS” Saturday 26 August “You know a show is special when the audience jumps to its collective feet as soon as the last note is played… one of 2014’s highlights.” – Jazzwise UK Chris Hale and Minyoung Woo Bass guitarist and 2012 Freedman Jazz Fellow Christopher Hale and virtuoso percussionist Minyoung Woo have been collaborating since 2012. The rhythmic language they’ve developed draws on ancient Korean shamanic drumming, original composition and improvisation. Joined by the highest calibre of improvising musicians in Australia, this concert presents the debut of a new suite of music that is mysterious, complex and beautiful. CHRISTOPHER HALE acoustic bass guitar, percussion MINYOUNG WOO changgu, gongs, percussion SIMON BARKER drums, percussion SCOTT TINKLER trumpet JAMIE OEHLERS tenor saxophone ANDREA KELLER piano. AT 8PM! BEN HAUPTMANN “Ben Hauptmann is blessed with one of those restless imaginations that makes his music impossible to contain.” – Sydney Morning Herald Ben Hauptmann is a nationally recognised jazz guitarist and winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Ben has played with Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Katie Noonan, Jack Ladder, Justine Clarke, Bertie Blackman, Lior, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld. For Winter Jazz, he will be performing original compositions in a solo setting. THE FREEDMAN NEW JAZZ SERIES PRESENTS SPECIAL PROJECTS BY FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWS IN CONCERT VENUE: The Sound Lounge Seymour Centre Corner of Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale NSW 2008 BOOK: Online at www.sima.org.au, or by phone to the Seymour Centre Box Office 02 9351 7940 TICKETS: Standard: $38, SIMA Member/Concession $32, student $25 The Freedman New Jazz series is produced by SIMA and supported by the Freedman Foundation and The Music Trust.