Jazz musician Monique diMattina now has a regular spot on ABC radio writing a song in an hour.
The segment on Lindy Burns show on ABC 774 starts with listener suggestions at the start of the hour with diMattina completing the song by the end of the hour.
Monique is also going to write a song during the break of her concert of Melbourne’s Recital Hall this week.
The Melbourne jazz performer was the recipient of the Fullbright and Queens Trust awards for Masters study in New York. Over four years in New York City, she worked with Lou Reed, Bjork and Jimmy Cobb and the bands of Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega and Norah Jones.
Monique is signed to Joe Camilleri’s JazzHead label. She is also a teacher in improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music
Monique diMattina will perform twice the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday November 29.
1pm Solo Piano: piano miniatures from acclaimed albums Senses and Sun Signs
8pm Songs & Stomps from New Orleans: with all-star band showcasing the cream of the local jazz/roots scene, including guitar virtuoso Doug de Vries and R&B sax legend, Paul Williamson. Featuring material from Monique’s critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘Monique diMattina in New Orleans: Nola’s Ark’ – recorded in New Orleans, with musicians from the bands of Harry Connick Jnr and Dr John.
Lindy Burns can be heard on ABC 774 between 7pm and 10pm weeknights.
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