from Wangaratta: National jazz awards for 2011 (drumming) are as follows:
1. Tim Firth from Sydney
2. Ben Falle from Perth
3. Dave Goodman from Sydney.
Tim wins $8000, a studio recording session for Jazztrack with Mal Stanley on ABC Classic FM and an invitation to appear at Stonnington Jazz Festival in 2011. Ben wins $5000. Dave wins $2000.
Congratulations to the winners, finalists and all who almost made it.
Here’s a look at Tim Firth’s style in the final play-off:
Some great shots here (once again) Roger. Interesting comparisons between selections by three critics I know: Jessica Nicholas went for Barney McAll’s Graft as top gig this year; you went for Barre Phillips & Mike Nock; and I opted for Josh Roseman with Aust Art Orch. Just shows that diversity is in the soul of the jazz critic. When is day three going to appear?
It is interesting that there is such diversity, but not really surprising. I need to add a couple of posts, and then I will have my full list of highlights, but that will probably not be either Graft or the Roseman AAO gig. I thought the Roseman Unit’s best was on Sunday. Graft did not work that well for me, though I appreciate it must have taken a lot of work and dedication.