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In Memory of Steve McKenna, 1958-2017 

Steve McKenna Quartet, Fri 2 June 2006, The Sound Lounge in Seymour Theatre Centre, Sydney for SIMA.
L-R: Dave Goodman (drums), Dale Barlow (saxophone), Brendan Clarke (bass), Steve McKenna (guitar). Original higher resolution copy of this photo lost in a…

October 2015

Dear friends, 

This month I have some exciting news to tell you about the Dave Goodman Quartet, including discount ticket offers, but first I want to congratulate Australian jazz legends Mike Nock and John Pochée for each reaching their…

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September 2015

Dear friends, 

I trust all is well with you and yours!

Today marks five years since the day that I sent my doctoral thesis away to be marked. It took nearly six years to write, and the final product wound…

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August 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you're well, and that life is good for you and your family. I'd like to welcome you to the new look and feel of my website. My website now features updated banner photos taken by the…Read more

July 2015 - A Tribute to Allan Browne

Dear friends,
I hope you enjoyed June as much as I did! The fun, however, was not enjoyed without loss. The passing of Melbourne's Allan Browne - drummer, improviser, band leader and poet par excellence - cut deeply through Australia's…Read more

June 2015

Dear friends,
May brought with it the opportunity to once again ask the eternal question: "where does the apostrophe go?" Ella and I had a nice time celebrating a happy day for Ella's mummy, and I celebrating a happy day…Read more

May 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you enjoyed April and that it was a successfully productive month for you. If you're in Sydney, I hope you weren't adversely affected by the recent storms.

I celebrated the completion of my 38th orbit around…Read more

April 2015

Dear friends,


I hope you're well, and that life is good for you. It's been an unprecedentedly productive and successful month for me, which has made me extremely busy with work. As such, I'm extremely grateful for being able…

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March 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you, your friends and your families are well, and that life is good all around. Our gorgeous little Ella turned two years old in February. Patrice and I are still scratching our heads wondering how those…Read more

Review: David Ades & Friends Live

Venue 505, 4th July 2012

Reviewed by Andrew Gander on Jazz & Beyond, published 6th April 2013

Andrew Gander's High Five

...1. DAVE ADES - Venue 505: (David Goodman, drums; Cameron Undy, bass; Dave Ades, alto; Zach Hurren, tenor)
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