Five new Monash Sessions releases from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Jazz and improvisation students at Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music can take a bow following the release of five stellar releases for the latest instalment of Monash Sessions.

The Monash Sessions, a remarkable experience the School of Music offers, gives music students the opportunity to create alongside a number of highbrow and established jazz musicians and composers from all over the world.

Monash’s jazz and improvisation team, Paul Williamson, Rob Burke, Jordan Murray and Johannes Luebbers all worked tirelessly from 2016 to 2019, guiding students in their collaboration with big names such as Linda May Han Oh, Ralph Alessi, Andrea Keller and Sandy Evans, Ben Monder, and Judy Bailey.

Check out the albums here.

Each release was delegated to a musician or duo, enabling students to fully immerse themselves in a sound completely unique to their musical collaborator.

The program, which serves to mentor students through workshops, rehearsals, performances, and recording, has long been lauded for its ability to inspire the next generation of jazz and improvisation musicians.

With this release being no exception, the Monash Sessions boasts an incredible ensemble of contributors over the years such as Hermeto Pascoal, Enrico Rava, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Kate Ceberano, Mike Nock, Tony Gould and Vince Jones.