Ballarat Clarendon College is thrilled to be welcoming James Morrison and the James Morrison Academy Orchestra to Ballarat. Our students will have the unique opportunity to play on stage with world class musicians, offering them a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The name “James Morrison” is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer. He is constantly on the move, touring everywhere and anywhere fine music has an audience. His recordings are best sellers and James works with the cream of the world’s best performers. Ray Brown called him “The Genius” but Wynton Marsalis said it best: “Man, James Morrison can play!”
Bursting onto the international stage at age 16, James debuted in the USA with a breathtaking concert at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Following this were appearances at Europe’s major festivals including Montreux, Pori, North Sea, Nice and Bern – playing with many of the legends of jazz. Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. There were also gigs in the world’s most famous jazz clubs – The Blue Note, Village Vanguard and Dizzy’s in New York, the New Morning in Paris, The Tokyo Blue Note and Ronnie Scott’s in London.
The JMA Orchestra is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed James Morrison Academy program. Outreach is a large part of the JMAJO touring schedule and the group enjoys workshopping and performing with primary and secondary schools all around Australia. The Orchestra is made up of university students who are currently studying jazz at the James Morrison Academy in South Australia.
This concert is open to the public with tickets available at www.trybooking.com/305861.
We hope to see you for what promises to be an extraordinary evening.