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Parliament House - 2016

A performance which followed a week long residency with artists from WA, Qld, NSW, Tas, Vic, NSW and ACT which 


'Many worlds - One Heart'


Some of the best youth artists from across the country performing at Parliament House - jazz will be improvised for a fusion of contemporary and Indigenous dancers, exquisite singing, including a song from Phantom of the Opera, 4.15pm on Wed, 10 Feb.



open movement improvisation by Ursula Tayler.


L'heure exquise, sung by Isobel Latimer, with Linus Lee accompanying.


'Belonging' by Kaelee Hamlett, a dance about belonging and connecting to our land, nature and its spirit.


'Wishing you were somehow here again', sung by Danica Lammertsma, with Linus Lee at the keyboard.


Come to my Garden, a duet by Danica Lammertsma and Isobel Latimer.


Final Concert was a Jazz Improvisation, with Dance


Jonah Johnston.



Digital Arts Jean Philippe Demarais

A staff member at the School of Art, The Australian National University, and is a specialist in Photography and Media Arts. He has been in the Information Technology and Digital Art industry for 10 years, and has recently completed his postgraduate study in Computer Science at the ANU. Jean-Philippe has a particular interest in video and interactive work, projection and building mapping. He constantly shares his technics and skills with new talents and upcoming artists. He regularly presents his work at festivals and exhibitions, including: Random Exhibition; ANU School of Art, 2014; Digital Feast Projection, A.Baker 2014-2015; Enlighten, Canberra, 2015; Son et Lumiere, Belconnen Art Center, 2015; Art Not Apart, Canberra, 2015; Twilight Festival, ANU School of Art, 2015; Rendered Experience, Nishi Gallery, New Acton, 2015.


Jazz Miroslav Bukovsky

Born in Czechoslovakia, Miroslav graduated with Honours (Absolutorium) from Leos Janacek State Conservatorium in Ostrava. Arriving in Australia in 1968 as a refugee after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Miroslav has had a long and established career as one of Australia’s leading jazz trumpeters, composers and educators. He was one of founding teachers of the first Jazz course in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1975.
Miroslav furthered his studies in the USA in 1981-82 in New York, LA and Indiana University, including private studies with William Adam, Dave Baker, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker and Bobby Shew. He has performed and recorded with a variety of groups and orchestras, including Marcia Hines, Ginger Rodgers, Debbie Renolds, Bob Bertles, “Moontrane”, the Bruce Cale Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, KMA Orchestra, the Freeboppers, Renee Geyer, Daly-Wilson Big Band, Monica and the Moochers, Eurogliders, Australian Crawl, Jimmy Barnes, Jump Back Jack, Carl Orr, the Mighty Reapers, Ernie Watts, the Australian Art Orchestra and more recently with John Riley and Benny Maupin. His ARIA winning band Wanderlust performed extensively at many major European and Asian festivals since 1995. He toured major festivals with TPI in Asia and USA.
Miroslav was instrumental in forming Ten Part Invention with John Pochee and Roger Frampton in 1986 and is still active as a composer and a player in this band. He formed Wanderlust in 1991. In 1999 he joined the Jazz faculty at ANU School of Music where he has taught trumpet, composition, arranging, and improvisation.


Danica Lammertsma from Alice Springs - Voice

"Whilst attending the Alice Springs Steiner School I took part in collaborations and performances with: Drum Atweme, Neil Murray, Asante Sana choir, the Darwin symphony orchestra, King Marong, sang live on ABC radio and recorded songs at CAAMA studios. 

Over the years I have participated In the Centralian Eisteddfod for violin (orchestral and duet), recorder and voice (group, choir, trio, duet and solo)

In the 2014 Centralian Eisteddfod I received first place in ‘16 years and under vocal solo’, first place in ‘16 years and under vocal duet in costume’, first place in ‘16 years and under vocal duet modern song’, and won Alice springs Junior Singers Trophy most promising vocalist 18 years and under.

In the 2015 Centralian Eisteddfod I received first place in ‘16 Years and Under vocal solo’, and highly commended in Open Sacred vocal solo, received first place in both ‘Group (5-12 members) 16 Years and Under’ and ‘Group 18 Years and Under’ with the st Philips college choir. I also sung with the st Philips college senior band which received first place in Band Not Rock, Open category."



Isobel Latimer from Hobart, TAS - Voice

"In 2010 I was selected in the leading role of ‘Juliet’ in the Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘The Little Sweep’ for Bel Canto Australia and the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music.

Also in 2010 I was awarded the City of Clarence Eisteddfod ‘Sesquicentenary special award’ for Speech and Drama.

In 2011 I was accepted into the School of Performing Arts program for ‘Speech and Drama at St. Michael’s Collegiate School. I also hold the St. Michael’s Collegiate scholarship for Singing.

In 2012 I was featured soloist for the cancer council’s annual ‘Luminary Ceremony. In that year I was also awarded the City of Clarence Eisteddfod singers award for the ‘Singer showing the most promise’.

In 2013 I was awarded the Celeste Thomsen Quin award for exceptional musical standard in the City of Clarence Eisteddfod.

In 2014 I was awarded the Australian Music Examination Board Australia (A.MusA) diploma in singing and grade five theory of music.

I am currently working towards achieving my ambition of forging an operatic career and hope to study at the Sydney conservatorium of music."


Zeke Guest from Launceston, Tasmania - Dance

"In 2010 I had the opportunity to perform in a show called WeTubeLive which was being presented for the first time by Stompin and after having been in that show I realised that dance was an art form that I belonged in. I have now been with the company for 6 years and have been a core dance in all major and minor shows (bar one) in that time. Through working with the company I have been able to work with many different nationally recognised artists. On of the major aspects that have kept me with the company is that they help regional youths have a chance to participate in major contemporary dance pieces that draw audiences of around 500 people per season and that they also allow the dancers to help choreograph the work under the guidance of a professional artist director."


Kaelee Hamlett from Carnarvon, WA - Dance

"I have started dancing with the Pundara Dance Group at the age of 12 in 2011 which is run by Janine Oxenham. While being a part of this dance group I have performed cultural dances and hip hop dances. 

By being involved in the Australian Talented Youth Project I hope to gain a lot of experience that I can take back home with me. I would like to become a better dancer. I want to make new friends that I can share a bond with during the period of time the project is on. I hope to come out of this project with a lot of knowledge and skills."


Jonah Johnston from Cairns, QLD - Dance

"My Name is Jonah I hold a strong connection to my Culture through my family descending from the Wirdajuri (NSW), Gamillaroy (NSW) & Jumbun (Far North QLD) tribes as well as the Torres Strait Islands. I was introduced to dance both traditional and contemporary at a young age and through this it has enabled me to maintain my strong identity as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

At the age of 15 I have demonstrated been gifted with the natural ability to dance and am seeking to develop my skills through technique and choreography as well as gain further knowledge of my culture to be able to one day in the future be given the role of care taker of these unique stories.

In 2014 I was invited to audition and was chosen to participate in Bangarra Dance Theatre Rekindling Workshops delivered in the schools as part of a Community Education program. This is where I realised my passion for dance and this formed a foundation for me which led to further opportunities."

Jonah would like to acknowledge Pauline Lampton, Charlie Mallie, Patrick Thaiday and Barbara Drummond and of course his Mum, Dad and family for their full support for his dancing.


Oscar Eager from Bellingen, NSW - Trumpet

"I hope to learn from a professional jazz musician and find out what it is like in the music department of a university. I would like to focus and build my keyboard playing and improvisation skills. This is because the piano was my first instrument and it is the instrument I use to compose. When improvising I picture a keyboard. I want to benefit from mentoring and gain a better of understanding of how to mentor well, so I can do a better job mentoring the younger musicians in my band. I would really like to mix with creative people who are around my own age and who are aspiring to high level creative careers and would hope to stay in touch with them afterwards. I wish to gain experience in collaborating with other young talented artists, creating in many different art forms. It would be fantastic to work with other art forms to perform in the Australian Parliament House, and have the opportunity for some of my own composing to contribute to this. My involvement in the project would be a springboard for my further study in composition and jazz performance for the HSC and beyond."

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