Judy Bailey

From the CD "Notwithstanding"

Judy Bailey is constantly involved in and committed to a wide and varied range of musical activities. She has extensive teaching experience, having given numerous lectures, tutorials and workshops, and·continues to teach at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she is Musical Director of the Sydney Youth Jazz Ensembles Inc. She has amassed performances both as soloist and member of various ensembles featuring local and overseas artists, and has toured throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia for Musica Viva.

Judy has a wide studio and recording experience including numerous albums and CDs. She was the Winner of the inaugural APRA Award for Jazz Composition, Winner of the Australian Entertainment Industry's "MO" Award for female Jazz Performer as well as having served as a Member of the Music Board of the Australia Council, and as a Jazz Co-ordination Association of NSW Committee Member.

A long and diverse career has given Judy the experience to successfully develop the composition and orchestration skills necessary to extend from previous small Ensemble and Jazz Big Band writing to larger orchestral works. Total fascination with the challenge of endeavouring to integrate the Classical and Jazz musical genres has produced, (in addition to three smaller choral pieces, a solo clarinet piece and a string quartet) the following (since 1994):

"Two Minds, One Music" (2 movements) For Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Big Band
"Australiana" Suite (6 movements) for Jazz Big Band
"Out of the Wilderness" (3 movements) for Symphony Orchestra and Two Soloists
"Four Reasons" (4 movements) for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Soloist

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