The Australian Accent

“Is there such a thing as Australian jazz, or is there just jazz made in Australia? Australian jazz would have once been considered an oxymoron but in Jazz: The Australian Accent, leading music journalist John Shand observes that Australia has become a creative centre of jazz, rivalling the Scandinavian and Western European countries that have steadily diluted New York’s pre-eminence over the last three decades.”

Extract from Peter Wockner, Jazz and beyond

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