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Mastering now in process with William Bowden in Tassie 

I love this stage, Jim has mixed the album into perfection - what a journey and as always I learn so much from him during the mixes. Now William is mastering the ten tracks in Tassie - only heard a few so far - stunning! Then Heidi and I will work on the design, and away we gooo....Planning launches in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Byron starting in late November. Bit excited!

Concert at Brisbane Jazz Club  

Thursday 11th Feb
My parents were weavers; my father the repairer of broken toys, car engines and skinned knees, my mother weaved wools, fabrics and healing words, and weaved her magic in the soil. Much like them I too weave - melody and word, and together David, Thierry and Steve we weave songs. Joni Mitchell wrote we are 'condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel'. Please come to an evening of music weaving combining wood, metal, muscle and wire - plus new songs from my new album! 

DAVID SANDERS (WOOD, METAL, PEDALS, SKINS 'N' STICKS) 
THIERRY FOSSEMALLE (WOOD and LONG WOUND WIRES) 
STEVE RUSSELL (WOOD, PLASTIC, WIRES, SPEAKERS and PEDALS) 
LEIGH CARRIAGE (METAL, WIRE, SPEAKERS and MUSCLES)

RECORDING 

Ten new tunes recorded last week with the brilliant Niko Schauble and an epic group of musicians: 
Rhythm Section: Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Frank Di Sario (bass), Steve Russell (piano) and Danny Fischer (drums). 
Horns: Julien Wilson, Carl Mackey, Phil Noy, Angela Davis, Tony Buchannan and Carlo Barbaro. 
Strings: Lizzy Welsh, Charlotte Jack, Natasha Conrau and Anna Webb. 

Mixing, mastering to go...Lx

International Jazz Voice Conference October 

..in Helsinki is the first event of its type, organised for jazz singers by jazz singers. The first edition of the IJVC comes from the acute need for international specialists in the field to connect and interact. IJVC aims to raise awareness of the importance and significance of jazz singing among vocalists, musicians and the general public. IJVC is also a platform for connecting professionals.


Keynote speakers are

CARMEN LUNDY  jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator (USA)

MICHELE WEIR arranger, jazz pedagogue, singer and pianist (USA)
 

The conference will focus on artistry, education and research in the field of vocal jazz. The activities of the conference include lectures, presentations, workshops, panel discussions and concerts - all related to jazz voice. IJVC is envisioned to become an annual event.

IJVC Presenters and panel speakers:

Petra Ahlmark (Sweden),

Leigh Carriage (Australia),

Ineke van Doorn (The Netherlands), 

Louise Gibbs (United Kingdom),

Trydy Kerr (United Kingdom),

Giedre Kilciauskiene (Lithuania),

Emma Larsson (Sweden/United States),

Lee Ellen Martin (United States), 

Susanna Mesiä (Finland), 

Elena Mîndru (Romania/Finland)

Maria Naranjo (Ecuador), 

Michelle Nicolle (Australia),

Judy Niemack (Germany/United States),

Lina Nyberg (Sweden),

Sanni Orasmaa (Finland), 

Argarita Palavicini (United States),

Kate Reid (United States), 

Kat Reinhert (United States),

Jenny Robson (Finland),

Vita Sasnauskiené (Lithuania),

Kate Skinner (United States),

Deborah Tanguy (South Africa),

Amanda Tiffin (South Africa), 

Gunilla Törnfeldt (Sweden), 

 

For more information:

www.jazzvoiceconference.com

 

Recording...soon 

Almost there about to record with Matt Christensen and Bodhan Davison a horn arrangement I have written in tribute to David Ades entitled 'Catapult'. David Sanders on drums, Steve Russell on Keys and Thierry Fossemalle Bass. Fingers crossed!

Project: Weave 

My parents were weavers; my father wove wire in broken toys, car engines and cassette machines, and weaved healing on skinned knees, my mother weaved fabrics, wools and weaved her magic in the soil.  Much like them I too weave - melody and word, and together with David, Thierry and Steve we will weave songs.  Joni Mitchell wrote we are 'condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel'. 

Please come to an evening of music weaving combining wood, metal, muscle and wire.

18th August
Platinum Lounge
Lismore 
7:30pm

 
David Sanders (Wood, Metal, Pedals, Skins n Sticks)
Thierry Fossemalle (Wood and Long Wound Wires)
Steve Russell (Wood, Plastic, Wires, Speakers and Pedals)
Leigh Carriage (Metal, Wire, Speakers and Muscles)

Here we go 2015 - words and music 


The year ended with an inspiring Jazz Symposium at the Sydney Conservatorium, a few concerts and teaching. Now time to complete a score of one of my tunes Catapult. The arrangement changes have taken a little while but it is shaping up now. It features an exquisitely passionate solo by David Ades from a live concert at Byron. Steadliy writing my Ph.D., chapter by chapter, and grabbing every moment to practice and compose.

Looking forward to some collaborative songwriting projects and recording my arrangement this year. 

All the best everyone,

Leigh


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