Testimonial from Jamie Oehlers

* "Aizen pieces are incredibly clear and easy blowing. From the bottom of the horn all the way through to the altissimo, they produce an even, rich tone that you can choose to bend or manipulate in so many ways. I've never played such a consistent mouthpiece."



Biography

Now based in Perth, Western Australia, Jamie was the winner of the 2003 White Foundation World Saxophone Competition, was named Australian Jazz Musician of the Year at the 2007 Bell Awards, as well as winning the Best Jazz Release category and is now coordinator of Jazz Studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
He has performed with leading international jazz artists in the United States, Asia, India, UK, Europe, New Zealand and throughout Australia and frequently performs at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the world.

Education

Western Australian Conservatorium of Music
Berklee College of Music, Boston
Private Study in US with Dave Liebman, George Garzone, George Coleman, Hal Crook.

Awards

Winner of the 2003 White Foundation World Saxophone Competition
Winner of 2007 Bell Award for Australian Jazz Musician of the Year
Winner of 2009 Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Cd Release gLost and Foundh
Winner of 2007 Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Cd Release gYou R Hereh Vol 2
Winner of 2006 Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz CD Release gAssemblersh
Winner of James Morrison Scholarship

International Festivals

JVC Jazz Festival (New York), BBC London Jazz Festival, Jazz Yatra Festival (India), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Galway Jazz festival, Bray Jazz Festival (Ireland), Manila Jazz festival (Philipines), Villa Celimontana (Italy), Jazz Alive Festival (New Zealand).

Australian Festivals

Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Fremantle Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Darwin Fringe Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Sydney Festival, Festival of Perth, Glenelg Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, Half Bent Music Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, Adelaide Festival and many more

Performances

Jamie has performed in the United States, Asia, India, UK, Europe, New Zealand and throughout Australia with leading international jazz artists like Charlie Haden, Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers, George Garzone, Cindy Blackman, Ronnie Scott, John and Jeff Clayton, Curtis Lundy, Paul Grabowsky, Dale Barlow, Bernie McGann, Barney Mcall, Scott Tinkler, Joe Chindamo and James Morrison, and with groups like the Australian Art Orchestra, Sam Keevers Octet, Paul Grabowsky Quartet/Qunitet and Sextet, Blowfish and the Paul Williamson Sextet.

Teaching

Currently Co-ordinator of Jazz Studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne)
Monash University (Melbourne)
Workshops in the UK, Ireland and throughout Australia and New Zealand

www.jamieoehlers.com/

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