The first in our April 2014 Jazz Piano Master Series - featuring entrants, finalists, and the winner of the Wangaratta jazz award.
This week, Harry Sutherland and Barney Wakeford. Two excellent piano players, and very fine human beings.
Barney Wakeford is an endlessly inventive improvisor, a free, intuitive player whose open approach was born from decades of intense study. In full flight, his playing is mesmerising. He had some beautiful new compositions at his last trio gig, I'm looking forward to the solo versions.
Harry is a very versatile player. You can see him playing trad jazz at the RSL, new music at the Foundry, hip hop grooves at festivals. You can hear him around town almost every week in a trio, a large ensemble, or a big band - and this week, solo. He won the James Morrison scholarship in 2010 - come and decide whether he should have won the Wangaratta prize.