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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 31 JULY 2015 - Jef Neve/John Mackey in Concert at the Belgium Embassy 

This is the second of our exclusive concerts featuring Belgian pianist Jef Neve.  Tonight Jeff presents a solo performance in the first set, and is joined by local saxophonist John Mackey for the second set in a memorable duo performance.   Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM. 

FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.



FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 24 JULY 2015 - Mike Dooley's Band in concert at the Canberra Grammar School Gallery

Mike Dooley initially studied classical composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the early ‘80’s. He then spent nearly 3 decades abroad, doing a combination of musical and humanitarian activities in South East Asia and later in the Middle East. That included  performing at a number of festivals in the middle east region. He also composed songs and music in a wide range styles, including world music, jazz, classical and pop.  Mike also toured India and recorded with Fleetwood Mac founding member and Rock and Roll hall of fame inductee, blues slide guitar legend Jeremy Spencer.  Since returning to Canberra in 2010, he has been active in the local music scene, playing regularly, teaching, and composing professionally, for screen and in both classical and jazz genres, including being commissioned to compose 2 CDs of original piano music by 2 time Emmy award winning screen composer Art Phillips, for his music library.  Mike is very active in the Canberra Jazz scene including headlining at a number of regional festivals.

Mike Dooley (piano), Richard Manderson (sop/alto), Daniel Bray (tenor), Dan McLean (tpt), Mike Bukovsky (tpt), James Luke (bass), Mark Sutton (drums), Nick Dooley (guitar, voc), DJ Gosper (voc, harp), Ruth Brian (voc).  Recorded at the Canberra Grammar School Gallery.  Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.  

FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine. (Pic courtesy


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 17 JULY 2015 - Big Band Blast!

THE BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA is a Belgian jazz orchestra with big band line up founded in 1993 by saxophonist and composer Frank Vaganée.  It has established a reputation both at home and on relevant jazz stages abroad: Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York - USA), Concertgebouw Amsterdam (NL), Jazz à Vienne (FR), Paris Jazz Festival (FR) and many others. The BJO regularly works with well known musicians from all over the world.  BJO invited Joe Lovano (US), Maria Schneider (US), Kenny Werner (US), Dave Liebman (US), Dave Douglas (US), McCoy Tyner (US), Maria João (PT), Kenny Wheeler (GB), Lee Konitz (US), Toots Thielemans, Enrico Pieranunzi (I) and others.

BJO’s projects receive international acclaim: In December 2013 the Brussels Jazz Orchestra topped off its anniversary year with two Grammy Award nominations for its album Wild Beauty featuring Joe Lovano.

Tonight we take you back to a superb gig they performed at Nick Vollebregt's Jazzcafe in the Netherlands in 2002 as part of the famous "Sesjun" jazz recordings courtesy of our international partner Radio Netherlands.  Features Belgian trumpeter Bert Joris.

Produced by Dick de Winter, Kirsten Szameitat; hosted by Cees Schrama (TROS)

Post production and presentation by Chris Deacon OAM. (Pic and modified text courtesy Wikipedia.)


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 10 JULY 2015 - Alex Gibson in Concert

One night in November last year,  local singer-songwriter, star of TV's "The Voice", and resident of Bungendore, Alex Gibson presented a concert to a packed Bungendore Woodworks Cafe.  Co-sponsor ArtSound FM was there to record it and you can hear two sets of that memorable gig on tonight's program. 

Inspired by artists like Paul Simon, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, his music is extremely melodic, soulful and energetic.

Pic: Ollie Savy (perc) , Alex Gibson (guitar/vocals), Josh Munn (bass)

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM; introduced by Stan D'Argeaval. 

FNL is sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 1 MAY 2015 - Jef Neve in concert

Jef Neve has become one of Europe's most acclaimed composer/performers, combining jazz and classical influences into a piano style of his own. He has appeared twice at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and also visited ArtSound in 2013 to record a concert for FNL.  Since 2003, Jef has released several albums with his Trio, and has also performed as guest soloist and composer with several leading orchestras in Europe.

This week, Jef will be playing music from his new CD ONE in a concert presented in January by the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Cafe WoodWorks and Artsound FM in association with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium. 

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.


FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.