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2016 ACDGP grantees

James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra Tour of USA 2017

Project summary

James Morrison and the James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra. Credit: James Morrison Academy of Music

Sector: Arts and Culture

Art form or genre: Music

Country location: United States of America

Grantee: James Morrison Academy of Music Pty Ltd

Project Description

The James Morrison Academy of Music is a dedicated Jazz school in partnership with the University of South Australia. The James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra will embark on the first of many annual tours to the USA in January 2017. Led by James Morrison himself, highlights of the tour include: participating in and performing at the internationally acknowledged Jazz Educators Network Conference (New Orleans), performing at world leading Jazz at Lincoln Centre (New York City) and the Australian Embassy (Washington, DC), collaborating on projects with the pre-eminent Juilliard School (New York City) and world renowned University of North Texas (Dallas). The tour is precursor to an exclusive exchange partnership with the Juilliard School planned for 2017.

Social media accounts: Facebook (James Morrison Academy @ UniSA, #JMA

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program grant offer: $20,000

Total project value: $224,207

Last Updated: 19 August 2016
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