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Jim Chapman

OccupationComposer, Performer, Teacher
CategoriesFusion, Jazz, World

A jazz guitarist, singer, percussionist and composer originally from Brisbane, via Brasil and New York in the 1980's. He completed a Bachelor of Music at QUT and moving to South Africa in 1994, where he played in big bands, experimental jazz groups and South African (Safro) Jazz and world music groups. He wrote and recorded a six part radio documentary series in 1999 for ABC radio National entitled "When the West Met the South, the music of South African history". From 1998 he taught world music, music technology and jazz at QUT and he completed his PhD in African Syncretic composition in 2007. He released a CD based on his African experiences entitled "Afro No-Clash" in 2008 and is currently a senior lecturer in music at the University of Newcastle

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