The organizers of the 2012 Capital Jazz Project (L-R): Head of Jazz at the ANU Mike Price, Caroline Stacey, and Head of Bass at the ANU Eric Ajaye, out the front of the Street
Theatre. Photo: Colleen Petch
When the term ''hot jazz'' was coined, it referred to a music which developed in New Orleans in the early 20th century. Now, albeit in a different style, Canberra has its own season of hot jazz to warm an unusually cold winter this year. It's the Capital Jazz Project, a joint initiative between the Street Theatre and the Australian National University School of Music, which will be held at the Street Theatre between August 3 and 12.
Capital Jazz Project, the second in the series, follows a highly successful inaugural season last year. ''Canberra possesses a brilliant jazz incubator in the ANU jazz faculty,'' chief executive and artistic director of the Street Theatre Caroline Stacey says. ''And, in The Street, there's a venue with the perfect situation and sensibility as well as an audience which hungers for ideas-rich arts events. It just felt right to commit to growing an idea into a solid event and to be in it for the long haul.''
The initiative also has ongoing significance for the wider Australian jazz landscape.
If you like Jazz, then get yourselves to Canberra between August 3 and 12.
Capital Jazz Project at the Street Theatre from August 3 to 12.