Generations In Jazz

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Generations In Jazz
Generations in Jazz logo.jpg
Location Mount Gambier
Country Australia
First awarded 1987
Website http://www.generationsinjazz.com.au

Generations In Jazz is an annual weekend Jazz Festival held in Mount Gambier, Australia.

It is held in May and brings together many young jazz musicians to participate in and compete for awards and scholarships. The weekend in May provides an environment for young musicians to perform and learn, to share fellowship with their peers, and to hear professionals perform. Many schools make this an annual event, with community and high school bands travelling from across Australia to attend.

History[edit]

The Generations in Jazz Festival was first held in 1987. The festival's genesis dates from 1982 when three young musicians performed a tribute for their fathers and grandfathers. Nowadays, an estimated 5,000 young people in bands from all around Australia make their way to Mount Gambier each year. Professional musicians who have taught, performed or judged at the festival include James Morrison, Daryl Somers, Ross Irwin, James Muller, Graeme Lyall, Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band,[1] Take 6, and Jeff Clayton.

Awards and scholarships[edit]

James Morrison Jazz Scholarship[edit]

The 'James Morrison Jazz Scholarship' is open to solo instrumentalists. Six finalists are judged during the Generations In Jazz weekend. The winner receives $10,000 to assist in the development of their career.

Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship[edit]

The winner will receive $5,000 to assist in the development of their career.

City of Mt. Gambier National Big Bands[edit]

The Big Band part of the festival invites secondary school big bands from around Australia to compete for prize money of up to $7000 (Division 1).[2] There are four divisions for big bands to enter in. Bands in division's 1, 2, 3 and 4 compete for prize money and stand-out musicians can be rewarded with a place in their divisions "Superband" (division 1, 2, 3 and 4 only). Several improvising musicians in Division 1 are nominated as potential "Future Finalists" of the James Morrison Jazz Scholarship, and one is selected to win $3,500 to assist their musical education. The Division 1 and 2 superbands and future finalists all play at the Festival Finale. Division 5 (first introduced in 2013) bands are adjudicated only, though one band is selected to win an encouragement award.

James Morrison Academy of Music[edit]

The James Morrison Academy of Music (previously known as the Generations In Jazz Academy) is a Jazz Performance course run by Graeme Lyall catering to young musicians. It is run in Mount Gambier, South Australia, and offers a one-year Diploma of Music through its affiliation with the University of South Australia. The course covers Aural and Theory work, Arranging and Improvisation. All students rehearse together as a large ensemble for 90 minutes, Monday to Friday. The ensemble has the opportunity to play with James Morrison at the Generations in Jazz Festival. In 2015 the academy moved into the Old Town Hall in Mt Gambier.

Results and History[edit]

2017[3]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Blackburn High School (Vic) Marryatville High School (SA) Eltham High School (VIC)
2.1 Wesley College (Vic) St Peter's College (SA) Prince Alfred College (SA)
2.2 Scotch College Melbourne (Vic) Westminster School (SA) St Kevin's College (Vic)
3.1 Eltham High School (VIC) Concordia College (SA) Carey Baptist Grammar (VIC)
3.2 Elizabeth College (TAS) Peninsula Grammar School (VIC) The Geelong College (VIC)
4.1 Temple Christian College (SA) John Monash Science School (VIC) St Michael’s Grammar (VIC)
4.2 Waverley Christian College (VIC) The Knox School (VIC) Ruyton Girls’ School (VIC)
4 Mixed St Paul’s College (SA) Glenunga International (SA) Prince Alfred College (SA)
Vocal Div 1 Large Immanuel College (SA) Wilderness School (SA) Marryatville High School (SA)
Vocal Div 1 Small St Peter’s Girls’ (SA) Princes Hill Secondary (VIC) Ruyton Girls’ School (VIC)
Vocal Div 2 St Peter’s Girls’ (SA) Wesley College (Vic) Marryatville High School (SA)
Vocal Div 3 Aquinas College (VIC) Ruyton Girls’ School (VIC) Viewbank College (VIC)
Vocal Div 4 Waverley Christian College (VIC) Ruyton Girls’ School (VIC) Parkdale Secondary (VIC)
Small Jazz Combo Marryatville High School (SA) Balwyn High School (VIC) Princes Hill Secondary (VIC)
Award Recipient
Mauri Le Doueff Sax Section Award Manly Selective Campus
James Morrison Jazz Scholarship Flora Carbo (Alto Saxophone)
GIJ Vocal Scholarship Amelia Evans
Blanchard Award Emily Gittins

Charlie Lodge

Tom McCracken

Pat Corrigan Future Finalist Award Callum Mintzis (Trombone)
Ron Denning Award Sarah Brownridge (Division 1)

Jazmine Vanua (Division 2)

Izzy Norman (Division 2)

Alexander Gregory Piano Award Marco Callisto (Division 1)

Brad Bellard (Division 2)

Wenger Band Directors Award Mat Noble
Golden Mouthpiece Award Alistair Hardie
P-Bone Trombone Award Elizabeth College
Yamaha Drums & Winston Music Drummers Award Nicholas Costa

2015

Division 1st 2nd 3rd 'Golden Mouthpiece' Award
1 Marryatville High School (SA) Wesley College SKR (VIC) St Leonard's College & Blackburn High School (VIC) Wesley College SKR (VIC) - Lead Trumpet

2014 [4]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd Honorable Mentions
1 Blackburn High School (Vic) Marryatville High School (SA) Northcote High School (Vic)
2 Caulfield Grammar School (Vic) Marryatville High School (SA) Prince Alfred College (SA)
3.1 Prince Alfred College (SA) Marryatville High School (SA) Eltham High School (Vic)
3.2 Yarra Valley Grammar (Vic) Concordia College (SA) Wilderness School (SA)
4 Prince Alfred College (SA) Eltham High School (Vic) Bendigo SE Secondary College (Vic)
Vocal Div 1 Marryatville High School (SA) St John's Grammar (SA) St. Mary's College (SA) St John's Grammar (SA)
Vocal Div 2 Pembroke School (SA) Marryatville High School (SA) Immanuel College (SA)
Vocal Div 3 St Michael's College (SA) The Geelong College (VIC) Marymount College (Vic)
Award Recipient
Mauri Le Doueff Perpetual Award Balwyn High School (Vic)
Schagerl Music Directors Award Nathaniel Poynter, Yarra Valley Grammar (Vic)
James Morrison Jazz Scholarship David Goodwin (SA)
James Morrison Golden Mouthpiece Award Matthew Todd, Blackburn High School (Vic)
City of Mt Gambier Vocal Scholarship Olivia Chindamo (Vic)

2013 [5]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Marryatville High School (SA) Scotch College (VIC) Prince Alfred College (SA), Eltham High School (Vic)
2 Immanuel College (SA) Balwyn High School (VIC) Marryatville High School (SA)
3.1 Trinity Grammar School (VIC) Loreto Mandeville Hall (VIC) The Geelong College (VIC)
3.2 Scotch College (VIC) The Peninsula School (VIC) Lavalla Catholic College (VIC)
4 Tenison Woods College (SA) St Bernard's College (VIC) Yarra Valley Grammar (VIC)
Vocal Div 1 St. Mary's College (SA) Wilderness School (SA) Marryatville High School (SA)
Vocal Div 2 Pembroke School (SA) St Peter's Girls College (SA) Concordia College (SA)
Award Recipient
Mauri Le Doueff Perpetual Award Concordia College (SA)
Schagerl Music Directors Award Leith Sutterd (SA) St John's Grammar
James Morrison Jazz Scholarship Oli Nelson (NSW)
City of Mt Gambier Vocal Scholarship Hannah Cameron (VIC)

2012[6]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd Honorable Mentions
1 Marryatville High School (SA) Scotch College (VIC) Blackburn High School (VIC)
2 Orange High School (NSW) Immanuel College (SA) St Leonards College (VIC)
3.1 St Agnes Parish School (NSW) St John's Grammar School (SA) Prince Alfred College (SA)
3.2 Prince Alfred College (SA) Loreto Mandeville Hall (Vic) Scotch College (VIC)
Vocal Div 1 Princes Hill Secondary College (VIC) Marryatville High School (SA) Wesley College, St Kilda (VIC)
Vocal Div 2 St Ignatius College (SA) St John's Grammar (SA) Ringwood Secondary College (VIC) St John's Grammar (SA)
Award Recipient
Mauri Le Doueff Perpetual Award Concordia College (SA)
Winston Music & Schagerl Music Directors Jazz Spirit Award Alan Geddie - Riverland
James Morrison Jazz Scholarship Chris Travaglini (WA)
City of Mt Gambier Vocal Scholarship Liam Budge (ACT)

2011 [7]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd Honorable Mentions
1 Marryatville High School (SA) Blackburn High School (VIC) Scotch College (VIC)
2 Orange High School (NSW) Immanuel College (SA) St Leonards College (VIC) Prince Alfred College (SA), Concordia College (SA)
3.1 Tenison Woods College (SA) Trinity Grammar School (VIC) St John's Grammar School (SA)
3.2 St Agnes Parish Secondary School (NSW) Loreto Mandeville Hall (VIC) Scotch College (VIC) Riverland Stage Band (SA)
Vocal St Johns Grammar (SA) Princes Hill Secondary College (VIC) Wilderness School (SA)
Award Recipient
Mauri Le Doueff Perpetual Award Concordia College (SA)
Yamaha Music Directors Jazz Spirit Award Mat Duniam and Gemma Horbury (VIC)
Pat Corrigan Musicians & Artists Fund David Goodwin (SA)

2010 [8]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd Honorable Mentions
1 Wesley College, St Kilda Road (VIC) Blackburn High School (VIC) Scotch College (VIC)
2 Blackburn High School (VIC) Wesley College, Glen Waverley (VIC) Scotch College (VIC) Immanuel College (SA)
3.1 Prince Alfred College (SA) Rostrevor College (SA) Immanuel College (SA)
3.2 Wesley College, Glen Waverley (VIC) The Geelong College (VIC) St. Aloysius College (SA)
Award Recipient
Mauri Le Doueff Perpetual Award Yarra Valley Grammar (VIC)
Yamaha Music Directors Award Mary Robbie (VIC)
James Morrison Jazz scholarship Harry Sutherland (NSW)
GIJ Vocal Scholarship Kate Kelsey-Sugg (VIC)

2009 [9]

Division 1st 2nd 3rd Honorable Mentions
1 NSW Performing Arts Unit (NSW) Wesley College, St Kilda Road (VIC) Rostrevor College (SA)
2 Eltham High School (VIC) Marryatville High School (SA) Scotch College (VIC) Blackburn High School (VIC)
3.1 Blackburn High School (VIC) Riverland Stage Band (SA) Brighton Secondary School (SA)
3.2 Yarra Valley Grammar (VIC) Faith Lutheran School (SA) St. Peter's College (SA)
Award Recipient
James Morrison Jazz scholarship Daniel Clohesy (SA)
GIJ Vocal Scholarship Sarah McKenzie (VIC)

List of Set Pieces[edit]

2017[10]

Division Song Composer
1 Back Home Again in Indiana
2 Song for Tuck Graeme Lyall
3 Big Duke Ross Irwin
4 Second Take Nick Mulder
5 Settling the Score Ed Wilson
Vocal Div 1 (Large) Fruitcake Naomi Crellin, Nick Begbie
Vocal Div 1 (Small) Grass Grows Greener Anders Edenroth
Vocal Div 2 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Naomi Crellin
Vocal Div 3 My Boat Andrew Piper
Vocal Div 4 Two Roads Naomi Crellin

2015

Division Song Composer
1 Lucidity Mark Nightingale
2 Boston Strong Boy Ross Irwin
3 How Much Sleeps Nick Mulder
4 The 3D's Bill Broughton

2014

Division Song Composer
1 There's The Rub Gordon Goodwin
2 Hudson Dusters Ross Irwin
3 The Real McCoy Nick Mulder

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Georgia Kelly-Bakker (6 May 2013). "Mount Gambier becomes jazz hotspot with generations of talent on show". The Border Watch. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Generations In Jazz 2013". Generationsinjazz.com.au. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ "2017 Results | Generations In Jazz | Mount Gambier | South Australia". www.generationsinjazz.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Generations in Jazz hits right note with student musicians". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to Generations In Jazz 2013". Generationsinjazz.com.au. Retrieved 2013-05-15. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Welcome to Generations In Jazz 2013". Generationsinjazz.com.au. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to Generations In Jazz 2012". Generationsinjazz.com.au. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Generations In Jazz 2011". Generationsinjazz.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Welcome to Generations In Jazz 2011". Generationsinjazz.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "2017 Set Pieces | Generations In Jazz | Mount Gambier | South Australia". www.generationsinjazz.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 

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