Best in the Business Share All That Jazz
On the 9th of November, a quartet of well-known Sydney jazz musicians appeared at Wesley Institute to lead an industry music forum for the students of the School of Music.
Australian drumming institution John Morrison, an inspired Kevin Hunt on piano, saxophonist Con Campbell and award-winning bassist Peter Kohlhoff led the audience through a number of hits, including Summertime (voiced by producer Ian Pav), Caravan (where John Morrison stole the show by taking the beat for a walk) and a sparkling reimagining of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desire.
The forum was part of Wesley Insitute’s programme of masterclasses and workshops run throughout the year for the creative and professional development of students.
Four students in particular aren’t likely to forget the day. James Callaghan, Terrence Maxwell, Hafren Jones and Shawna O’Neill were invited to play with the band, stepping up to the challenge of improvising with the quartet in front of their peers. Hear Hafren and Shawna reflect on the experience here.
Producer Ian Pav also led a Q&A session, where the quartet shared insights and stories gained from years in professional jazz in Australia and overseas, as well as from their individual Christian faith journeys.
For the students of Wesley Institute’s School of Music, it was definitely a day to remember. Thank you John, Kevin, Con, Peter and Ian for brilliant music and advice!
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