Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative
Youth Jazz Initiative was formed to give an opportunity for young musicians to work first hand with two of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians Bob Sedergreen and Gordon Pendleton with a view to giving public performances wherever possible. They have performed at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2007 â€“ 2014), at the Stonnington Jazz in the Park series (2006 â€“ 2014), at the Melbourne International Womenâ€™s Festival (2008 â€“ 2017) and the Eltham Jazz Festival 2009 & 2014. This project is made possible through and annual grant from Stonnington Council.
Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative (SYJI) was formed in order to give an opportunity to young musicians to work first hand with two of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians—Bob Sedergreen and Gordon Pendleton—with a view to public performances wherever possible.
Participants are not screened or auditioned the only requirement that they attend school or live in Stonnington. They have performed at Wangaratta Jazz Festival on The Reid Street stage in 2007-14.
Stonnington Jazz in the Park series at Central Park 2006-14 Stonnington Jazz Festival with Don Burrows in 2007-2011. The Melbourne International Women’s Festival 2008-2017, Eltham Jazz Festival 2009 and 2014-2017.
The current group comes from a range of schools in Stonnington/live in Stonnington or have links with Stonnington. Where possible we have other well known musicians guest with them, so for this performance it will be Gareth Hill, bass, Ian Dixon, trumpet, Peter Harper and Mal Sedergreen, saxophones. This project was made possible originally through an annual grant from Stonnington Council.