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ALAN CORBET SCHOLARSHIP: SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF PERTH JAZZ 

James van de Ven - Alan Corbet Scholarship 2014 Winner

James van de Ven – Alan Corbet Scholarship 2014 Winner

It is nearly time to decide on this year’s winner of the Alan Corbet Scholarship (ACS). The Perth Jazz Society (PJS), in partnership with The Ellington, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and JazzWA are running the ACS for its third year. Established in memory of Alan Corbet, the ACS seeks to support the development of an emerging West Australian jazz artist through the awarding of a $1000 scholarship, to contribute to the artistic development of the chosen applicant.

Alan Corbet (1964-2008) was well known and loved in the Perth jazz community. He brought a sense of purpose and vision and was a driving force of the WA jazz scene. The ACS continues in the same spirit, supporting young emerging jazz artists and helping to ensure a healthy future for West Australian jazz.

Last year’s scholarship winner was James van de Ven, a young an upcoming trombonist from Perth. With the scholarship money, James was able to fund his trip to the Dave Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

The Alan Corbet Scholarship was really beneficial to my studies. I was lucky enough to travel to the U.S.A. last year and attend workshops at the Dave Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. When facing the hefty cost of the program and international travel, the scholarship help me attend and learn from the program. I am very grateful for the assistance of the PJS and the Scholarship in assisting my travel and education.” – James van de Ven

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing him perform, you can see James at our Laneway session on the 25th of October. He will be tributing the great Melba Liston, the defining female trombonist of the big band era.

For details on how to apply for the Alan Corbet Scholarship, go to this link. Applications are due on the 31st of October.

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Free 12 Month Student Memberships – Valid for 14 and 21 June Only!

Hey there uni students! We have an end-of-exams special for you, valid for 14 and 21 June only. We’re giving away free 12-month student memberships to any student non-member that pays for entry to PJS Jazz Tuesdays on 14 and 21 June at Four5Nine Bar!

All you need to do is rock up, pay the door charge and give us the secret password – ‘Mixolydian’. That bit’s really important. No password = no free membership.

THIS SPECIAL IS FOR 14 and 21 JUNE ONLY – the offer expires at 10pm 21 June 2016.

Want to know who’s playing on those dates? Click here for more info.

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