Austrailian Jazz Musician Jess Green All Set To Perform At Her Own University

By Kumar Rahul (KR) on Jan 18, 2017 08:38 AM EST

Jazz is one of the peppiest forms of music and it brings an essence of happiness to its listeners. Jazz concerts and festivals are celebrated all around the world every year and out of them, one demands special recognition, the Jazz Concert held at the Gods bar and café situated at the Australian National University (ANU) Arts Center.

According to The Sunday Morning Herald, the show will be inaugurated by a Jess green Quintet: The Tunes that Made Me. Born in Canberra, Jess Green is a well known guitarist in the Jazz fraternity. Along with her, Miroslav Bukovsky on trumpet, John Mackey on tenor sax along with bassist Eric Ajaye and drummer Col Hoorweg will be back to the place where it all started for them.

From the same University: the ANU School of music, Green graduated with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies with Honours in 2001. She currently teaches guitar at the institute and is also the Director of the Sydney Improvised Music Association Young Women's Jazz Workshops in Canberra.

The 37 year old guitarist has been highly inspired by another female guitarist from America, Emily Remler and will be performing Remler's single "Catwalk" at the fest. When asked about Remler's influence on her music, Green said, "I feel instinctively (and) she probably thought quite similarly to me."

According to the Canberra Times, Green has been working as a freelance musician in jazz, blues, afro beat and indie rock. Her upcoming project "Pheno" draws inspiration from something Green calls "Afro-Sci". She has been taking regular classes and is of the opinion that girls should participate more actively in learning and making jazz music."Jazz is freedom!" she said adding, "It's the music that came from oppression and delivered people from that and it can deliver people today. That's what I want the girls to feel."

Green has also been running a pilot course alongside trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky. It includes an all girl team, consisting of 14-year-old newcomers to more seasoned musicians and are merely two weeks away from what is going to be their first program.

Jess Green is not only a famous jazz guitarist but also a pioneer in spreading awareness about jazz music. Her personal life has not always been smooth but that has not dampened her efforts by any means as she has moved from strength to strength with her music thus entertaining the connoisseurs of jazz music to the fullest. Returning as a performer to the same place where she got trained will be nothing short of a home coming.

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