“I have always been intrigued, amazed, challenged and – to be frank – totally gassed by his restless artistic nature and his consistently questing music, both as a composer and as a soloist” – australianjazz.net
The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke album release
The Vampires new album ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’ will be released 5 May on Earshift Music/MGM. Many thanks to our pozible supporters, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth Jazz Festivals and Lloyd Swanton for producing the album. We are also excited to be partnering with Herbie Martin music for distribution of Earshift Music releases in Germany.
Within and Without feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel
Recorded in April 2016 in Berlin as part of APRA’s inaugural Song Hub for Jazz, ‘Within and Without’ features American guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, arguably the most influential guitarist from his generation, alongside pianist Jackson Harrison, bassist Andreas Lang and drummer Tobias Backhaus. Some of the ideas and themes explored include recent travel experiences, relationship breakups, the creative process and inter-art references. The title track ‘Within and Without’ suggests simultaneous opposing forces; attraction and repulsion, enchantment and anguish, hope and despair. The title is also inspired by James Turell’s skyspace installation at National Gallery of Australia, ‘Within Without’, which transforms in colour with varying angles of fading natural light.
‘Within and Without’ will be released 2 June on Earshift Music/MGM/Herbie Martin Music
The Vampires upcoming shows
The Vampires new album will be launch at Foundry 616, Sydney on Friday 12 May.
Purchase tickets here
We are also appearing at the Street Theatre, Canberra, Friday 2 June. Tickets and info here.
Jan 2017 Update
This year will see the release of two new albums: ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’, and ‘Within and Without feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel’. I am also busy writing some new music for a festival at the Sydney Conservatorium, where I will be guest artist with their Jazz Orchestra, writing and performing a new suite I am writing. I will also be travelling to Germany again in April, ahead of visiting Jazzahead, and performing in Berlin in Vienna. Later in the year I will be undertaking a residency at OMI International Arts Centre in Ghent, New York, and hope to be visiting New York City and LA. Can’t wait!
Upcoming Quartet Shows
Saturday 28 January
Uptown Jazz Cafe Melbourne, Australia
Jeremy Rose – alto/soprano saxophone + bass clarinet
Joseph O’Connor – piano
Marty Houlobek – bass
Danny Fischer – drums
more info here
New releases on EARSHIFT MUSIC!
Check out two great new albums out now on Earshift Music –
Cameron Undy’s 20th Century Dog – BONE
Bassist Cameron Undy’s first album with his band 20th Century Dog in nine years, recorded live at his iconic jazz club, Venue 505
“Booty shaking but mind bending at the same time” J. Hardaker, wordaboutmusic blog
“Irresistible while also being brilliantly unpredictable. Mighty! – J. Shand, Sydney Morning Herald jazz critic
featuring Cameron Undy – bass, Simon Barker and Jamie Cameron – drums, Ben Kidson – percussion, Greg Coffin – keyboards and piano, Ben Hauptmann – guitar, Jeremy Rose – tenor sax and bass clarinet
Mister Ott – SINGLE SHOT
Mister Ott’s second release on Earshift Music, following the crtically acclaimed Ethio-inspired Drop it Like it’s Ott
Featuring Matthew Ottignon – tenor & baritone sax, Ellen Kirkwood – trumpet, Daniel Pliner – keyboards, Ben Panucci – guitar, Eden Ottignon – bass, Carlos Adura/Dan Kennedy – Drums and Percussion
We’ve been busy uploading the entire Earshift Music catalogue to our bandcamp label page, including the Vampires’ four albums and two JR albums – Chiba and Sand Lines. Take a browse and join the Earshift community: www.earshift.com
National Jazz Awards 2016
At the start of November, I was fortunate to play at the National Jazz Awards as part of the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in Victoria, Australia. It was great to be a part of this prestigious annual competition, which showcases ten semi-finalists from across Australia and overseas, and features a different instrument each year. Congratulations to Mike Rivett and Troy Roberts who took out 1st and 2nd – I was thrilled to take out 3rd place! Read about and watch the finals streamed from the ABC website here.
Jeremy Rose Quartet
Live at Cave du 38 Riv’, Paris
Wed 2 Nov 2016, 20:30
venue and ticket info here
Modern Music Ensemble guest performance and commission
I had a great time working with Daryl Pratt and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Modern Music Ensemble, premiering my new work ‘Liminality’ and performing ‘Bons’ by Theo Loevendie. For program notes on Liminality click here
AAO 2016 Creative Music Intensive
I was fortunate to be part of the Australian Art Orchestra’s Creative Music Intensive at Tarraleah in Tasmania’s mountains this September. The CMI is a 10 day workshop with selected musicians from around Australia and overseas in a collaborative and learning environment. This year included guests Bae Il Dong and Sunny Kim from Korea, David and Daniel Wilfred from Arnhem Land, Christopher Hale, Simon Barker and Peter Knight. The workshop included a performance at Hobart’s MONA museum.
‘Iron in the Blood’ reviews
Iron in the Blood: A Musical Adaptation of Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore has received a 5-star review in the Australian newspaper:
“Australia’s early history is expertly portrayed in 11 tracks of uniquely blended narrative documentary and jazz composition. From the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 through until Hughes’ words of summation, this documentary holds the attention on both musical and descriptive levels…. The music enlivens and dramatises the narrative, which at times is fearful and cruel and is occasionally uplifting, but the orchestrations always add depictions and dramatic illustration to this absorbing documentary.”
THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER – John McBeath
“Harrowing history told by a bold, emerging Aussie voice. Individual performances and sound are excellent, and the narrations are enjoyable both on a theatrical and educational level. Rose has really honoured this awful chapter in our country’s history.”
★★★★½ LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE – Andrew Aronowicz
“To create his eleven-part tribute, Rose has assembled The Earshift Orchestra, an ensemble of seventeen musicians, nearly all of whom are youthful, like the composer. Two accomplished actors, Philip Quast and William Zappa, perform short excerpts from Hughes’s book (which are sometimes excerpts from original documents themselves).These are cleverly and movingly integrated into the work as a whole. Rose’s composition and orchestration here is reminiscent not only of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans but, at times, of Igor Stravinsky and Peter Sculthorpe. It is a powerful mélange to which Rose has added much of his own as well.”
THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW – Geoff Page
“Jeremy Rose has incorporated some of Hughes’ best prose and a few convict songs, into a long, dramatic, foreboding and sometimes dissonant and chilling series of brilliantly orchestrated fragments and longer themes played by The Earshift Orchestra.”
THE MUSIC TRUST – John Clare
Read the full reviews here.
You can listen to the full album with an introduction from myself on ABC Jazz for the next weeks here.
Jeremy Rose Quartet – Melbourne
Thursday 18 August I will be performing at Uptown Jazz Cafe, presented by the Melbourne Improvisers’ Collective with my quartet featuring pianist Joseph O’Connor, bassist Marty Holoubek and drummer Danny Fischer.
Uptown Jazz Cafe – 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
10pm. First band at 8:30pm
More info here.
Liminality Premiere and Guest Soloist in Bons with Modern Music Ensemble
My new work for chamber orchestra, Liminality, will be premiered by the Sydney Conservatorium’s Modern Music Ensemble, with Daryl Pratt conducting, on Friday 2 September. The new work takes impetus from the tragic events to emerge from the refugee detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, as well as being inspired by the music of John Adams, Ryuchi Sakamoto and Syrian music by Hossam Ramzy & Farid Al-Atrash. I am also performing as guest improvising soloist with the ensemble in a work by Dutch composer Theo Loevendie, Bons.
Iron in the Blood on ABC JAZZ
Iron in the Blood: A Musical Adaptation of Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore is officially out now on ABC JAZZ. You can listen to it on Itunes Music, purchase it on Itunes and CD format here.
Read the Media Release on Iron in the Blood here.
Read more about the recording of Iron in the Blood on my blog here
Lionel Loueke + The Vampires
Thanks to everyone who came out to our SOLD OUT tour with Lionel Loueke, as well as our show at the Brisbane International Jazz Festival with guitarist Matt Smith. We had an amazing week spending time with Lionel and can’t wait to hear the new album, which is being mixed this week with Lloyd Swanton producing. Special thanks to everyone that contributed to our Pozible campaign too, we will be sending out rewards as soon as the album is completed. If you missed our performance on ABC RN’s Music Show, you can catch up on it here.
The Strides ‘No Drama’ Video Clip
Had fun putting together The Strides new video clip with our friends from Paste Studios, Sydney. Take a peek at some of the behind the scenes videos up on The Strides on facebook here.
Berlin APRA Song Hub with Kurt Rosenwinkel
Next week I will be travelling to Berlin to curate and perform in the very first APRA Jazz Song Hub. This will involve a collaboration between myself, pianist Jackson Harrison, US guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, and two German artists, bassist Anders Lang and drummer Tobias Backhaus. I am extremely excited about the project and can’t wait to work with these incredible musicians. We will also be performing at B-Flat Jazz Club, details below:
Monday 18 April
B-Flat Jazz Club
Rosenthaler Str. 17, Berlin
Lionel Loueke + The Vampires tour announcement
I am thrilled to announce that Lionel Loueke + The Vampires will be touring Australia in June. Originally from Benin, West Africa, Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise on the jazz scene, performing with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Robert Glasper. We will be touring and recording our fifth studio album with him this June. More info here:
2016 Jan update
I have plenty of exciting musical things coming up this year. Over the summer I’ll be touring nationally with The Beautiful Girls, recording with Bernard Fanning, and touring the east coast and performing at Womadelaide with The Strides. I’ve got a new composition in the works for the Sydney Conservatorium’s Modern Music Ensemble, which will feature myself as special guest, to be premiered in September. I will be touring nationally and recording our 5th album with The Vampires in June with special guest guitarist Lionel Loueke. In April I will be travelling to Germany with pianist Jackson Harrison, performing in Berlin on 18 April. Here’s a few pics from the summer
Summer tour with The Beautiful Girls
Recording for Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning in Byron Bay
‘Sand Lines’ Album Reviews
“Rose has assembled a group of players perfectly capable of understanding and interpreting these elegant works.” – 4 1/2 stars The Australia
“This latest recording demonstrates Rose at his best and perhaps marks a watershed moment in his composing and jazz career…. his writing is melodious, textured and considered.” – cutcommonmag
“I have always been intrigued, amazed, challenged and – to be frank – totally gassed by his restless artistic nature and his consistently questing music, both as a composer and as a soloist… it is a delight to hear Rose back in the arms of (almost) straight-ahead Jazz – an added delight is to hear him rocking so sweet and heavy in those arms.” – australianjazz.net
“The forms here quite often depart in original ways… and the jazz focus allows perhaps more licence for some high virtuosity.” – The Music Trust
Read more here
APRA Professional Development Award
Thanks so much to APRA AMCOS – such a generous award and congrats to all the other winners and finalists. The money will be a great help towards writing some new music and heading to NYC next year. Inspiring to see so many great people in the music industry working across genres! The other winners included Jack Carty, Timothy Carroll, Ngaiire, Briggs, Ruby Boots, Marcus Corowa, Aaron Kenny and Peter McNamara.
Read about the other winners here.
Read an article in Music Australia
Jeremy Rose Quartet ‘Sand Lines’ out now!
I’m proud to be releasing my new album SAND LINES on Earshift Music. The album features my longstanding Sydney quartet with pianist Jackson Harrison, bassist Alex Boneham, drummer James Waples and special guitarist Carl Morgan. There will be launches in Sydney and Melbourne Nov 12 and 15, hope you can make it!
Purchase through earshift music
Purchase album on bandcamp
Purchase album on itunes
Jeremy Rose Quartet ‘Sand Lines’ Album Launches
Thursday 12 Nov
280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills, Sydney
Jackson Harrison – piano
Thomas Botting – bass
James Waples – drums
Carl Morgan – guitar
Sunday 15 Nov
Uptown Jazz Café – presented by MJC
177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Joseph O’Connor – piano
Marty Holoubek – bass
Hugh Harvey – drums
APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Award Finalist
I am thrilled to be a jazz finalist in the 2015 APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Award. To be amongst such a strong field of musicians is humbling. I truly admire and respect the work of the other finalists – Christopher Hale, Gian Slater, Joseph O’Connor and Kristin Berardi, so it is a real honour to be a part of this group.
Read more here
The Vampires @ Foundry 616
w / Ben Hauptmann guitar
Jonathan Zwartz bass
Friday 16 October
Mike Nock and Jeremy Rose Duo
Looking forward to performing with one of my musical heroes, jazz pianist Mike Nock, in an intimate duo setting in Sydney
Tuesday 9 June 2015
Presented by Jazzgroove
@ Foundry 616
616 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
8:00pm, followed by the Matt Keegan Band
*under 18’s allowed if accompanied by an adult
Jeremy Rose Band @ SIMA
I’ll be performing for Sydney Improvised Music Association @ The Sound Lounge with some of my favourite Sydney musicians.
Saturday 20 June 2015
The Sound Lounge
Seymour Centre, cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
8:30 and 10:00 pm
Ben Hauptmann (guitar)
Tom Botting (bass guitar)
Tim Firth (drums)
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
more info online or call 9351 7940 for bookings
The Vampires Europe Summer Tour
Vivid Music: Musify + Gamify Concerts
I will be playing a wonderful collection of game pieces by Julian Day, Cor Fuhler, Damien Ricketson, Steffan Ianigro with Ensemble Offspring as part of Vivid Music: Gamify + Musify at the Seymour Centre, Sydney
Friday 29 May 2015 – 7:30pm
Robbie Avenaim and Chris Abrahams
Alon Ilsar plays airsticks, joined by Lucas Abela’s Mini Duelling Guitars.
Recording Iron in the Blood – blog post
I’ve documented some thoughts and experiences of recording the major work Iron in the Blood: Music Inspired by Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore. You can read all about it here
The Vampires to perform at Love Supreme Festival (UK)
The Vampires are excited to announce that they will be performing at the Love Supreme Festival in the UK July 2015. We will be sharing the bill in fine company. Program details on their website here
The Strides – album launch and tour March 2015
The Strides are releasing their third album The Youth the Rich & The Fake on Earshift Music March 6 2015 with an east coast tour and album launch at Sydney’s Basement on Sat 7 March. Check out details on the poster below or click here to got to the Strides website.
Developed during a residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2013, the album was recorded in a studio set amongst the rainforest of Ocean Shores near Byron Bay. The album was mixed by in Sydney by Ross Ferraro and in Brisbane by Paulie B, as well as being mastered in Los Angeles by Dave Cooley. The album features the vocals of band members Barbatian Ras Roni and Fijian Ltl Gzeus alongside special guests Ngaiire and Sierra Leonian Blacker Conteh.
Here is an instrumental track from the album – Arnhem Land
ABC Recording of Time Immemorial
I’m happy to release the video of my performance with the Sydney Conservatorium’s Modern Music Ensemble, performing music from my major work Iron in the Blood: Music inspired by Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore.
The full recording of this work, which will be performed by a jazz orchestra, will take place in January 2015.
READ MORE ABOUT THIS WORK HERE:
Cairns Creative Music Intensive wrap-up
Read my wrap up of the Cairns Creative Music Intensive on my blog here.
Ensemble Offspring Hatched Performance Thurs October 30 2014
I am excited to announce the premiere of two new works as part of the inaugural Ensemble Offspring’s Hatched Academy. For the past year I have been mentored by the Artistic Directors Claire Edwardes and Damien Ricketson and worked hands on with the ensemble in the development of these two new works.
Thursday October 30, 8:00pm
Music Workshop, L2
LISTEN AND READ THE PROGRAM NOTES TO THIS CONCERT HERE
Iron in the Blood – music inspired by The Fatal Shore
My extended work ‘Iron in the Blood’ will be getting some preliminary performances ahead of a recording in Jan 2015.
Friday 29 August 6:30pm
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Jazz Orchestra
Music Workshop – Level 2
conducted by yours truly
Press Release here
Saturday 6 September 2pm
Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble
conducted by Daryl Prattfeaturing Steve Barry, Peter Koopman and yours truly.
*recorded for ABC Classic FM
You can listen back to the recording for a limited time on the ABC website here
Between Worlds – album launch
I am thrilled to announce that my work for string quartet and classical saxophone Between Worlds is featured as the title track on Nick Russoniello’s new album with Acacia String Quartet and will be toured nationally. Album launch details are below:
Thursday 28 August 7pm
150 Elizabeth St Sydney
Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive Sept 2014
I am excited to be taking part in the Australian Art Orchestra’s inaugural Creative Music Intensive at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns, north eastern Australia. This will include workshops with Australia’s foremost improvisers including Simon Barker, Scott Tinkler, Peter Knight and Korean p’ansori singer Bae Il Dong.
More information, including applications to attend are on the AAO website
The Strides play Fela Kuti @ The Basement 12 July 2014
The Strides and Special Guests Vocalists pay homage to the father of Afrobeat, the Nigerian singer, saxophonist and political activist, Fela Kuti. The late Kuti has been receiving some publicity in recent years following the hit Broadway musical Fela! and the release of the Alex Gibney documentary ‘Finding Fela!’.
facebook event here
Zorn’s Game piece ‘Cobra’ and a new trio @ Sizzle 2014
I will be performing John Zorn’s game piece ‘Cobra’ with a host of top shelf improvisers including Jim Denley and Clayton Thomas at Ensemble Offspring’s annual ‘Sizzle’ event at Petersham Bowling Club (Sydney). I am also very excited to be launching a new improvising trio with drummer Laurence Pike and pianist Jackson Harrison.
Jeremy Rose Quartet @ Jazzgroove 20 May
I am performing at Sydney’s Jazzgroove Association with my longstanding quartet featuring Jackson Harrison (piano), Alex Boneham (bass), James Waples (drums). REALLY looking forward to playing with these cats again. We will be playing music from my suite – Manifesto – ahead of a new recording.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
616 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
9.30pm – following the Casey Golden Trio
$8 members $15 general
link to more info here
Bali – Gamelan study
Earlier this month I spent a week studying Gamelan Music in Ubud in the mountains of Bali at Cudamani Music School. I watched rehearsals and performances of their orchestra and took lessons with Balinese musicians and Australian ethnomusicologist and musician Doug Myers. Doug has been collecting field recordings of music throughout the Indonesian archipelago since the 1970s. Some of the recordings document songs that have been lost through development and loss of traditional customs.
Blog entry, videos and pics here
The Vampires Germany Tour wrap-up
If you ever want to see the jazz industry in full swing (pardon the pun), Jazzahead in Bremen is the place to be. Jazzahead brings together key industry representatives from every corner of the world, including festival directors, record labels, booking agents, publicists and most of all, artists, which seem to be in an ever expanding supply thanks to the efficiency of jazz schools and universities. The Vampires show there was documented in this HD video for you to enjoy.
Performing at our (sold out!) show at B-Flat in Berlin with Berlin drummer Tobias Backhaus and trombonist Shannon Barnett.
Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy 2014
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as the composer for Ensemble Offspring’s inaugural Hatched Academy. I am really look forward to working with this incredibly talented group of composers and performers. The Academy is a specially designed creative program culminating in a public event on 26th October 2014. More information here: ensembleoffspring.com/education/ensemble-offspring-academy/
The Vampires to open Jazzgroove Summer Festival, Jan 16 2014
I will be performing at the 2014 Jazzgroove Summer Festival on Thursday 16 Jan. Sydney residents should check out the great lineup of local acts: http://www.jazzgroove.com/summerfest
The Vampires to perform at Jazzahead! in Germany April 2014
The Vampires have been selected among a staggering 321 entries from 33 countries to perform at the 2014 Jazzahead! international jazz showcase in Bremen, Germany on April 25. The Vampires will be touring neighbouring cities so stayed for meet deets. For more information you can visit the Jazzahead website here
The Vampires ‘Tiro’ album release, Australia Tour and new video
The Vampires are proud to release our fourth studio album ‘Tiro’ Sunday 6 October 2013. It is available now for preorder from our website or order directly from paypal to be shipped to your home here. The band is getting set to tour Australia (NSW, QLD, VIC, NT, SA, TAS) throughout October, with appearances at the Manly Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Festival of Jazz with special guest Shannon Barnett. The Sydney album launch will be on Thurs Dec 5 at the Basement with Danaides and Slo Poke Rodriguez. For tour dates visit the Vampires website – www.thevampires.com.au
From our press release:
The band’s saxophonist/composer Jeremy Rose describes the new album as “taking a new direction for the group.” “This album casts a wide net of influences but particularly draws from my recent travels and musical studies in Greece and Cuba. The album was also influenced by Nick Garbett’s travels to the Pacific island of Palau and Colombia, and Alex Boneham’s sojourn in Rome over the past year. These diverse musical ‘postcards’ come together conceptually well.” The album also features a debut for Jeremy on tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and clarinet, as well as Alex Masso’s work on cajon and additional percussion. The album also features two remixes by former George bass player turned producer Paul ‘Tanuki’ Bromley.
Heres a video of the opening track from the album “Mandala”
Compass Quartet on ABC JAZZ
Compass Quartet with Jackson Harrison on the new cd Oneirology is featured on ABC Jazz this week – August 12 2013.
Check it out online here.
Albums are available for purchase through the following:
2013 Freedman Jazz Fellowship Finals
I am honoured to be part of this years Freedman Fellowship Finals concert again. The fellowship concert showcases the enormous jazz talent in this country, with four finalists performing at the Sydney Opera House Studio Theatre.
The finalists this year include Marc Hannaford, Rajiv Jayaweera, Aaron Flower and myself.
Freedman Jazz Fellowship Finals
Monday 5 August, 7.30pm
Sydney Opera House, The Studio
More information on the Freedman Fellowship here
Tickets to the concert here:
New Choral Work Premiere: ‘Scenes of Wild Solitude’
The second movement of my new choral work ‘Scenes of Wild Solitude’ will be premiered by Leichardt Express Chorus at the Italian Forum Theatre, Leichardt, on Sunday 4 August at 2pm.
The new work takes its libretto from Watkin Tench’s account of the first colonial settlement in Sydney in 1788.
More info from their website:
Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference ~ Lecture
** Recent blog post featuring the full lecture now available here
I will be giving a lecture/demonstration on my work Oneirology Suite inspired by the Christopher Nolan film Inception, including a discussion of concepts of improvisation within contemporary saxophone quartet repertoire with Compass Quartet and pianist Jackson Harrison at the Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference. We will be performing music from our latest album Oneirology out now on Earshift Music. Deets below :
Thursday 10 July 2013
Recital Hall West
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
more information click here
Compass Quartet – Oneirology CD Launch 28 June at the Sound Lounge
Following on from their critically acclaimed 2009 debut album Abrazo Tango (Tall Poppies), and the APRA/MCA Art Music Award nominated Jazz Work of the Year from their 2011 album Ode to an Auto Rickshaw (Earshift Records/Fuse Music), the group now presents an intriguing collaboration with jazz pianist Jackson Harrison.
The new album Oneirology (~ study of dreams), features Rose’s new suite for the ensemble Oneirology Suite, based on the Christopher Nolan film Inception. The work explores themes taken from the film in a musical context such as dream within a dream, deja vu and subconsciousness. The work forms part of Rose’s PhD studies at the Sydney Conservatorium under the supervision of Matthew Hindson. Jackson Harrison also contributes his piece Charcoal Chorale to the album, creating a unique collection of Australian compositions.
The Strides support set for Julian Marley
Backstage post-gig – big thanks to indigenous brother Maz who performed a welcome to country for our song “My Mother My Land”
This gig was one of our biggest shows, performing to a sell out crowd of die hard reggae fans. It was a real inspiration seeing Julian Marley perform and a true indication that Bob Marley lives on in his Sons through the spirit of Rastafari!
ABC Radio Broadcast for new string quartet and saxophone work ‘Between Worlds’
Well done to saxophonist Nick Russoniello (pictured above) and Sydney Camerata Quartet on doing a great job of performing my new work ‘Between Worlds’ last weekend on ABC Classic FM.
If you missed out and want to hear it (or want to listen to it again!) visit my blog post where you can watch a video of the performance and read the program notes. click here
New work premiere: “Between Worlds” for saxophone and string quartet
This week I had the first rehearsal for my new work ‘Between Worlds’ for string quartet and saxophone. The title is inspired by the experience of second generation immigrants – commonly described as ‘being caught between two worlds’ – as they face challenges of an ever shifting sense of self whilst facing pressure to conserve their country of origin’s culture. The music explores these themes whilst tracing the development of a folk melody I learnt whilst studying Balkan music in Greece – read my blog on the workshop I did last year here.
More information on the work from my blog here
The work is in three movements and is approx 13-15 minutes. It will be performed by Sydney Camerata Quartet and Nick Russoniello on the following dates:
Thursday 11 April: Newcastle Conservatorium lunchtime series
Sunday 28 April: ABC Sunday Live broadcast from Penrith Joan Sutherland PAC, 3pm. More info on ABC website.
Jeremy Rose Quartet @ Jazzgroove Tuesday Mar 26
I’m really excited to be playing with these guys again. The last gig we had at The Sound Lounge in Feb was amazing!!! We have just workshopped a whole new suite of music of mine and are planning to hit the studio later this year. Not to be missed.
Recording The Strides new album – Byron Bay March 2013
The Strides hit the studio just outside of Byron Bay this week for seven days of solid recording – and I’m talking 14-16 hour days!!! It was a pretty hectic week, especially when we backed it up with shows in Byron, Collangatta (for the Quicksilver Pro), Maroochydore and Coffs Harbour. We had a great time getting the new music down and it was a pleasure to be working with Eric Coehlo, who did a fine job capturing the spirit and sound of the band. Look forward to getting the new album out in August!!!
Campbelltown Arts Centre Residency with The Strides
I was in lock-down mode with The Strides this week at Campbelltown Arts Centre in Sydney’s west. The band was collaborating to write material for our third album, to be released August 2013. We went in with just a few sketches and came out with 13 new tracks. Plenty of jamming, late night sessions and extended musical discussions continued throughout the week.
We also undertook several mentorship workshops with local high school students, including some kids from the local juvenile detention centre and kids at the Claymore Community Centre (the subject of an ABC Four Corners documentary). The students proved an undying love for Bob Marley and hip-hop, with students stepping in to improvise and come up with their own arrangements and lyrics to some new songs. Check out the photo with our lead singers Ras Roni and LTL Gzeus above with Thomas Reddal High School. More photos from the week on facebook.
Ive also put up a rad video of our drummer (who is sadly moving to London with his band Deep Sea Arcade) – carlos drumming
Compass Sax Quartet recording with Jackson Harrison
Compass Quartet hit the studio on Jan 16 to record my epic 30-minute suite inspired by the film ‘Inception’. The piece uses notation from aleatoric music and inspiration spans from typical Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, to Ethiopian modes, Morton Feldman and Antonin Dvorak. The title ~ ‘Oneirology’ ~ comes from the study of dreams and all is revealed in the ‘Dream within a Dream’ movement, as well as ‘De Ja Vu’ where all the material comes folding back in on each other. Recording on a Steinway was a real experience for Jackson, who told me that the piano gives the player an enormous dynamic range, with potential for both subtlety and power. We also recorded Jackson’s new piece ‘Charcoal Chorale’ and my ‘Interplay’ composition. Look out for the album release on April 27 on Earshift Music. Vist www.compassquartet.com for more photos.
Jeremy Rose Quintet @ The Sound Lounge Friday 8 February
I’m back at the Sound Lounge (presented by SIMA) with some new music with my Quintet. Workshopped and premiered at the Rocks Pop-Up in August 2012, the music forms part of a suite – Manifesto – of original compositions written for my current PhD studies in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium. The night will also feature music from Chiba.
The Sound Lounge
Seymour Centre, Corner City Rd and Cleveland st, Chippendale
Jackson Harrison – piano
Ben Waples – bass
James Waples – drums
Hugh Stuckey – guitar (Melbourne)
The Strides New Work Residency: Campbelltown Arts Centre February 18-23
The Strides residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre is fast approaching. The band will be in lock-down mode as we prepare music for our third album. As part of the residency we will also be undertaking several workshops with local emerging artists and high schools. The Arts Centre is also on the lookout for a local support act for the public concert (its free!) on Saturday 23 Feb at 6pm. Bookings for the concert and workshops are essential. Please visit the website for more info:
News for 2013:
- I will be composing a new work for classical saxophonist Nick Russoniello (winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer Award), with Sydney Camerata String Quartet for an ABC recording in April and possible release
- 8-piece reggae powerhouse The Strides will be undertaking a residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre Feb 18-22 with a free public concert of the new work on Saturday 23 February at 6 pm. We will also be undertaking workshops and mentoring with local high schools and emerging artists. Bookings for the public concert and the workshop are essential.
- The Strides will be undertaking a recording and national tour in 2013.
- The Vampires will also be undertaking a recording and national tour in 2013.
University of Sydney News Article
Read an article on my current PhD studies and upcoming projects for 2013.
on my website
on the University of Sydney website
Dominican Republic Volunteer Trip – Sept 2012
In September, Alice and I took a trip to the Dominican Republic for some volunteer work. Read about AcquaNegra, Haitian villages, a benefit concert, watch a video of school kids dancing to Ornette Coleman and giving a real life ‘adjustment’ in this blog entry.
Chiba Quartet Norway Tour – Sept 2012
Brown cheese, liver patee, practicing in the sculpture park and Oslo drug culture. Chiba Quartet tour of Norway Sept 2021.
Music Village with Hayden Chisholm – Mount Pilion, Greece – Aug 2012
Balkan Brass Music, Greek dancing in 11/8, midnight till dawn playing in the town square – welcome to Agios Lavrentios.
Jeremy Rose Quartet – open rehearsal and concert of new music
My quartet will be conducting an open rehearsal and concert at the Rocks in Sydney this weekend, Saturday 4th August. We will be rehearsing brand new material that I have been developing over the past six months as part of my studies for a Masters in Music at the Sydney Conservatorium. This will be a rare chance to see the creative, collaborative and development processes that go into framing improvisation platforms in jazz composition, as well as the dialogue between composed/improvised material, and composer/performer.
Date: Saturday 4 August
Band: Jeremy Rose Quartet: Jeremy Rose (alto + soprano saxophone) Jackson Harrison (piano) Abel Cross (bass) James Waples (drums)
Time: 1-3pm Open rehearsal; 4-5pm concert
Cost: Recommended donation $10
Venue: 75 1/2 George St, The Rocks
The 2012 Freedman Fellowship – in concert
I am honoured to be selected to compete in this years Freedman Fellowship finals. This is an annual event in which four nominated finalists compete in a concert at the Studio at the Sydney Opera House for a cash price of $15 000 to forward their careers. I will be performing with The Vampires and have proposed to put the money towards a new album inspired by an upcoming workshop in Greece and a European tour. Other finalists include one of my favourite Australian saxophonists Zac Hurren, bassist Chris Hale and drummer Evan Manell. It will be a great night of music – hope to see you there!
2012 Freedman Fellowship Finals
Friday August 10
Sydney Opera House
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The Vampires – Melbourne + Albury shows announced
“Garfish is a fine addition to the Vampires evolving originality” – 4 stars – John McBeath, The Australian“The Vampires take what they want and use what they want, to great effect… Garfish will have you shaking your ass while bright jungle flowers grow between your ears.” – John Hardaker –The Orange Press
Friday 20 July -The Jazz Basement, Shop 5, 48-52 Lincoln Causeway,Wodonga Vic www.jazzalburywodonga.com