Jazz: The Australian Accent explores the unique developments in Australian jazz over the last twenty years. Through interviews, anecdotes, analysis, and a companion CD, leading music journalist John Shand provides a fascinating insight into the innovative, cutting-edge scene that is Australian jazz. He argues that the jazz has become a defining force in our cultural landscape and that it is as lively and innovative as any overseas.
John Shand is music critic, author, playwright, and librettist. He is the resident critic at the "Sydney Morning Herald" and has written about jazz in more than a dozen publications. He is the author of "Don't Shoot the Best Boy: The Film Crew at Work."