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Joe Chindamo

Joe Chindamo, twice recipient of the Australian Entertainment 'MO' Award for Instrumental Jazz Performer of the Year (2002 and 2004) makes his Israeli debut with two performances in November.

Pianist and composer Joe recorded his first record on his 14th birthday, playing the accordion. But he switched to the piano soon after, and hasn’t looked back. His playing has adorned more than 60 films, including ‘Pharlap’, ‘Man from Snowy River 2’, ‘The Sound of One Hand Clapping’, ‘Evil Angels’ and ‘Babe’. He has accompanied Shirley Bassey, recorded with Vince Jones, Olivia Newton John, Christine Sullivan and Yvonne Kenny, orchestrated and conducted a string orchestra for Peter Andre and played with Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Caroline O'Conner and Don Burrows. He has toured extensively through Europe, the US, Japan and Argentina and recorded and played with international jazz artists such as the late Ray Brown, Billy Cobham, Lee Konitz, The Brecker Brothers, Frank Morgan, Mark Turner, Ernie Watts, Ravi Coltrane, Larry Coryell and James Morrison. Joe has to date recorded 10 CDs as leader, including ARIA nominated ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ (and which won the ABC Listeners’ Choice for Best Australian CD of 1997) and ‘Joy of Standards’ (which reached number 1 on the HMV modern jazz charts in Japan, the first Australian to have achieved this distinction). In June 2002, Joe was awarded the Australian Entertainment 'MO' Award for Instrumental Jazz Performer of the Year, a feat repeated in 2004 – the year he was also the recipient of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival Bell Award for Jazz Artist of the Year. ‘Two pianists in particular have demonstrated their sublime talent, Brad Mehldau and Joe Chindamo...Chindamo astonishes audiences immediately with his extreme virtuosic technique, directly derived from one of the greatest jazz pianists, Art Tatum.’ Aldo Gianolio, Umbria Jazz Winter, Italy Tuesday 15 November 2005 at 9:00pm
Enav Cultural Centre, Gan Ha’Ir, Tel Aviv, Israel
Joe Chindamo plays the Paul Simon songbook Thursday 17 November 2005 at 8:00pm
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Jazz arrangements to music by Ray Charles, Charlie Chaplin, Paul Simon and film soundtracks Tickets:

Tel Aviv: Castel: (03) 604 5000: Concert eve (03) 521 7766
Jerusalem: Israel Museum, Jerusalem (02) 670 8985

Joe Chindamo’s concerts are presented in partnership with:


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Joe Chindamo

14 November - 19 November 2005

‘Israel is a life force and I can’t wait to go back’ says renowned Australian jazz pianist Joe Chindamo following his visit to Israel. Read the very personal account of his trip.