Other Projects and Links
Browse this page for information and links to some of the projects important to my performing and composing career
I have always enjoyed playing songs from the 'Great American Songbook', as well as the classic repertoire by the jazz greats: Charlie Parker, Mingus, Monk etc.
The Sydney Jazz Trio is my favourite 'chamber jazz' combo, ideal for corporate engagements and weddings, as well as intimate concert settings.
The AMC is a great website to visit for information on Australian music of many styles. You can borrow or buy scores and parts to a range of my works, as well as a selection of CDs on which I feature.
Good friends, collaborators and gifted musicians, The NOISE have a huge part of my recent musical journey. They recorded my first string quartet Merge/Emerge on their recent album Composed Noise.
Sydney based big band directed by Jenna Cave
The story of the Beat Generation of poets in 1950s America and the music which inspired them. Performed by actor John Turnbull with musicians Paul Cutlan, Steve Arié and Fabian Hevia.
Commissioned by Sydney Festival, with subsequent seasons in Edinburgh and Germany. Produced by Ideas Australia.
The Mara band has been one of the most formative groups in my career. Since I joined in 1997, Mara has taken me on countless European, North American, Asian and national tours. The Mara band has performed thousands of concerts for Musica Viva in Schools.
With a foundation in music of the Balkans, especially Bulgaria, Macedonia as well as Greece and Turkey, we also compose much of our own music. Many albums are available here as well as news of upcoming projects.
Andrew and I have developed a special rapport as performers over the years in groups such as The Original Otto Orchestra and Mara! Check out his prolific output as composer and leader/coleader.
I am honoured to be commissioned to write a new work to this excellent ensemble, dedicated to performing new original compositions.