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Does Big Band Jazz have to be so loud?

After adjudicating at a “stage band” festival in Sydney earlier this year and listening in at some combined concerts where several school bands all played short sets, the ringing in my ears left me asking the painfully obvious question: Why does it always have to be so loud? First, as a quick aside, let’s deal […]

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Richardson to adjudicate at Yamaha 2012

JWA Principal Saul Richardson will once again be adjudicating jazz ensembles (stage bands/big bands) at the 2012 Yamaha Festival. He is looking forward to hearing from a big range of groups and is anticipating some truly polished performances this year. Here are a few tips from Saul for doing well. Bands that do very well […]

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