I only managed a few gigs this year at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The festival itself is quite an overwhelming intense torrent of creativity squeezed into a week. The jazz junkies were there in full, so were those just busting their improv music cherries. Shooting jazz at festivals like this is a tricky business. Some […]
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David Goldthorpe’s production on the life and music of Chet Baker is touring. The show is emotionally intense and musically wonderful. Its no impersonation of Chet Baker, yet David’s voice has the sweetness of Baker and the band is definitely cool. Check out some shots from the production on my Jazz photo site: http://www.lakisideris.com/melbournejazzphotos/2013/07/chet-baker-like-someone-in-love-david-goldthorpe/ For touring […]
Online is good. Print is better. I have a few spreads in the current issue of literary and art journal :etchings published by the good folk at Ilura press. The issues features articles by Peter Sculthorpe and Harry James Angus. I share the space with legendary Meg Evans of Bennetts Lane. Check it out here.
Sax player and all round nice guy Paul Van Ross released his CD earlier this month. I took the cover shot. This got me thinking about the other jazz covers I have shot and also about how really really good the Melbourne jazz scene is. Carl Mackey’s first CD proved to be stella, Ben Winkelman’s last 2 […]
Belinda Woods plays in several ensembles. She plays soft and she plays loud. At the CD launch of Voyeur with her band Low Res, she played kicking loud (though probably not as loud as when she plays in Bohjass….) I know its not all about volume, but there is definitely something visceral about her and […]
Well apparently Lady Gaga was next door. Anyway I just happened to drop into Bar 303 on a cold Northcote night and luckily Hetty Kate was there to sing some nice songs and thus I avoided an unessasary confrontation with the said Lady. Anyway check out some happy shots of Hetty and her band doing […]