My composition Forty Days has been selected as the theme song for the new ABC drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity which will premiere on Thursday 13th April.
Thrilled to be the Musical Director for the Queensland Music Festival's 'The Isaac Project'.
This year I have been working with an incredible creative team and talented groups from the local communities of Middlemount, Dysart, Clermont, Moranbah, Glenden and Nebo. We have been giving workshops, gathering stories, histories, dreams and aspirations to weave together a production that will be unique to Isaac, culminating in two large and free spectacular outdoor concerts in Moranbah in July, 2017
The highlight of the year was a season as Musical Director with Opera Queensland, in association with La Boîte Theatre Company, presenting a new take on Snow White, with new music by Zulia Kamalova, and featuring Silvia Colloca and Kanen Breen. This was followed by another joyful season with Women In Voice. I’ve been involved in some wonderful recording projects - Leigh Carriage’s Weave, and soon to be released CDs from Jack Thorncraft and Thierry Fossemalle. In response to the sad decline in the health of…Read more
More Steve Russell Quartet gigs this year with the formidable Trav Jenkins in the guitar chair. Already booked as MD for Season 22 of Women In Voice at the Judith Wright Centre. Looking forward to another year with JMI in Brisbane and a new cohort of students. Ongoing gigs with The Bella Reunion (Brooklyn Standard and the Broadbeach Blues Festival in May), Lateo, Russell Family, Martha Baartz, Byron Bay Community Centre Steinway fundraisers.
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The usual broad array of creative engagements to keep me musically nourished throughout the year: Creative Jazz Club, Auckland New Zealand with Roger Manins and Leigh Carriage. Brisbane International Jazz Festival with Leigh Carriage, Paul Hudson and Helen Russell. Jazz Music Institute (JMI) Live performances with Brendan Clarke, Roger Manins, Lauren Lucille, Dave Sanders, Helen Russell and Trav Jenkins.
- 21st season of Women In Voice at the Judith Wright Centre including regional…
This weekend the Dubbo Jazz Festival is featuring Leigh Carriage. I'm looking forward to playing her beautiful original material with Brendan Clarke and Andrew Gander.
Friends on the Sunshine Coast are invited to my show at The Piano Bar, Maroochydore. Legends OJ Newcombe and Joe Marchisella will be assisting. Should be a swinging night!
Thrilled to receive a Honourable Mention in the Jazz category for A Ticket Out O' Here, from When The Light Comes.
Two great rehearsals this weekend and looking forward to Brisbane gigs this week with Ben Hauptmann and Leigh Carriage.
Looking forward to launching 'Dark Matters' with with Ben Robertson, Dave Beck and James Sherlock at Bennetts Lane in August.