Pianist, composer, arranger and educator, Judy Bailey is constantly involved in a wide and varied range of musical activities. She teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is Musical Director of the Sydney Youth Jazz Ensemble. She has amassed performances both as soloist and member of various ensembles featuring local and overseas artists and has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia for Musica Viva. She has won awards for her music including the APRA Award for Jazz Composition and the Australian Entertainment Industry “MO” Award for Female Jazz Performer. She has been a member of the Music board of the Australia Council and is a committee member of the Jazz Co-ordination Association of NSW.
A long and diverse career has given Bailey the experience to successfully develop the composition and orchestration skills necessary to extend from previous small ensemble and jazz big band writing to larger orchestral works. A total fascination with the challenge of endeavouring to integrate classical and jazz music has produced the following works since 1994:
- Two Minds, One Music (for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Big Band)
- Australiana Suite (for Jazz Big Band)
- Out of the Wilderness (for Symphony Orchestra and Two Soloists
- Four Reasons (for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Soloist – James Morrison)
In addition, she has composed three smaller choral pieces, a solo clarinet piece and a string quartet.
For more information, visit Judy Bailey at sounz.co.nz