Monday, November 7, 2011

Tonight 7.00pm JUMP with Holly Norman and Callum G'Froerer

This performance will showcase the skills of musicians Holly Norman (percussion, voice, piano) and Callum G’Froerer (trumpet), both music participants in the Australia Council’s JUMP mentoring program in 2011. Bonnie Davies, also a WA participant in JUMP for stand-up comedy, will MC the evening. Both Holly and Callum hold music degrees from the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and have pursued extensive study and performance opportunities globally over the past few years.
2011 has seen Holly take part in the JUMP national mentoring program working with percussionist and sound artist Steve Richter and developing skills in composition, recording and production. Working under Steve’s tutelage Holly bought a vintage piano and started to make up for two decades of lost time, writing songs for various musical outfits including a duo with her brother, Tom, and gypsy jazz ensemble Joe Black Trio, in addition to solo material. Holly writes and records all material at The Coogee Street Studio for Aspiring Musicians based in Mount Hawthorn, WA.
Callum G'Froerer is undertaking his JUMP mentorship with Melbourne-based trumpet player, Tristram Williams. Together they have been looking at contemporary classical trumpet music, particularly the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. For this performance Callum will present original compositions and improvisations as a duo with Brett Thompson and with trio. Callum's JUMP mentorship has also included many opportunities such as traveling to the USA to attend the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar and to receive lessonsin New York City, and traveling to Europe to take part in the Stockhausen course, where he was a prize winner.

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