Jonathan Zwartz Animarum
CONCERT 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Verbrugghen Hall. entry with festival pass.
Jonathan Zwartz - contrabass
Barney McAll - piano
Julien Wilson - tenor sax
Stephen Magnusson - guitar
James Greening - trombone
Phil Slater - trumpet
Hamish Stuart - drums
Fabian Hevia - percussion
Apart from being known as one of the major players on the Australian jazz landscape, having played with Pharoah Sanders, Branford Marsalis, Lionel Loueke, Kurt Elling, Andy Bey, Nigel Kennedy, Larry Goldings, Johnny Griffin, Terri Lynne Carrington, Mike Nock, and Katie Noonan, double bassist Jonathan Zwartz is also a composer, arranger and songwriter.
Jonathan has just released his third album as composer and leader, entitled ‘Animarum’. Released in February 2018 it quickly went to no. 1 on the Australian iTunes charts in the jazz category.
His debut Album of original compositions ‘The Sea’ was released in 2009 and won two prestigious Bell awards and his follow up CD entitled ‘The Remembering and Forgetting of the Air’, won best jazz album in the Australian Recording Industry (AIR) awards in 2014.
Jonathan has a Masters Degree in Music from the Australian National University, an Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies from the NSW Conservatorium and also completed a diploma in screen composition at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2012.
He co-produced a ten part series on jazz for ABC TV entitled ‘The Pulse’, which has been rescreened many times since the series’ release in 2000.
Jonathan has composed Music for the documentaries ‘To Spring From The Hand’ (2014) ‘Ka-Ching, a Pokies Nation’ (ABC, 2015), Madhattan (Independent 2017), and a number of short films as well as promotional ads including ‘Man Up’ (ABC TV) that went viral worldwide with 40 million hits.
He is currently working on an Orchestral project with Martha Marlow due for release later in 2018.
Jonathan has been an APRA Ambassador since 2010.