by paddonm
posted 06/02/2017

Trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood in her own words and music

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Composer and trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood is this week’s focus in Changing the Face of Jazz . This is the regular feature in the hour long program devoted entirely to Australian musicians Jazz Made in Australia. Ellen draws on a rich variety of musical styles and genres for her compositions, and finds her inspiration from sources as different as science fiction and Greek mythology. The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur gave her the theme for her CD with that name composed and recorded with the support of her Jann Rutherford Award in 2012. In this profile, Ellen talks about when she started playing music, and about playing in a range of ensembles in her teenage years. We hear music from her Theseus and the Minotaur recording, made with her band Captain Kirkwood, as well as a track from from the CD I Don’t Carerecorded by one of her other projects, Fat Yahooza,
Ellen’s full profile from Changing the Face of Jazz is available here

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