12 Jun 2016

Jake Baxendale takes jazz to the next level

From Standing Room Only, 2:38 pm on 12 June 2016
Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale.

Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale. Photo: Ben McNicoll

Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale has recorded with the Rodger Fox Big Band, the Richter City Rebels, as well as his own group, The Jac. Now he’s taking it to the next level, in Sydney and New York thanks to a scholarship from The Edwin Carr Foundation. Simon Morris talks to Jake about music, composition and whether you can differentiate these days between “jazz” and “not jazz”.