Lecturer, MusicPeter McKenzie teaches saxophone, ensemble, improvisation, theory as well as coordinating the Principal Music Studios one-one tuition program within the Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Popular) degree at CQUniversity. Peter holds a Bachelor of Jazz Studies, a Grad Dip. Ed and a Master of Learning Management degree from CQUniversity. Peter is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy degree specialising in regional jazz communities. Peter's other research interests are in the area of beginner jazz improvisation.
Jazz Culture in the North: A Comparative Study of Regional Jazz Communities in Cairns and Mackay, North QueenslandArticlesIntroductionMusicians and critics regard Australian jazz as vibrant and creative (Shand; Chessher; Rechniewski). From its tentative beginnings in the early twentieth century (Whiteoak), jazz has become a major aspect of Australia’s music and performance. Due to the large distances separating cities and towns, its development has been influenced by geographical isolation (Nikolsky;...Read more