Jazz musicians have always had their place in music as one of the most influential artists of all time. Their raw talent and classic performances will always be remembered, and the genre will continue to reach new heights. The influence and impact that it has over Australia is another significant aspect that one needs to consider and explore. For that purpose, we have a list of Jazz Australian artists that you need to know about.
Paul Grabowsky is a considerable name in Australian Jazz music, and his impact stands to be visible through more than 30 albums that he has recorded. Thanks to all that, Grabowsky has around six ARIA Awards out of the 15 nominations that he has received so far. Apart from that, Grabowsky has also shared the stage with American legends like Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, and others. As a distinguished musician, he has enriched the culture of music and provided all that it requires.
James Morrison and Jazz are one and the same. The talented musician has been blessing the industry with records ever since people came to know about him. With his main instrument being the trumpet, Morrison goes on and on to produce some of music’s most memorable moments. Apart from being the first Australian to play with Quincy Jones, Morrison has also played with Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Arturo Sandoval, and so on. Thanks to his beautiful music, he has also been nominated around 13 times with the ARIA Award for best jazz album and managed to win it twice in 2010.
After hearing Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain at the age of 14, Vince Jones went ahead and taught himself the trumpet. Thanks to that, jazz fans from around the world were bestowed with a talented man whose tremendous career went on for several decades. He is one of Australia’s leading jazz vocalists and has also taken the genre to a whole new level. Both his original compositions and contemporary take on Jazz has enriched everyone’s lives with a fresh breath of music.
As a pianist, composer, and bandleader, Graeme Bell was an integral part of Australian Jazz. The talented musician has impacted the genre to the extent that the Australian Jazz Bell Awards and Graeme Bell Hall of Fame are named after him. Yes, that’s right. Graeme Bell has inspired a whole generation so much so that people went ahead to bring out awards under his name. By beginning his career in the 1940s, Bell made more than 1,500 recordings and also performed thousands of concerts in Australia. Die to all that, he was and will always remain a considerable figure in the Jazz music industry.