Jann Rutherford (piano)
Jann Rutherford is one of the most distinctive voices in Australian jazz. A young New-Zealand-born pianist, this is her first solo CD. It contains only original compositions, and was funded by the Emerging Artists Scheme of the Australia Council. Australia's greatest jazz pianist Mike Nock writes this introduction to Jann Rutherford:
'Jann Rutherford is a wonderful pianist. With this beautifully recorded debut solo CD, I would hope a much larger audience, who might otherwise never have the opportunity to delight in her music, can now get to hear for themselves why she is so highly respected among her fellow musicians. Playing a variety of original compositions and improvisations, Jann explores many moods in which her beautiful sound, sensitive ear for harmonic nuance and warm expressiveness are heard to full advantage.'