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Mr Jamie Oehlers

Senior Lecturer in Music

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6580, Email: j.oehlers@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.111
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6580  
Email: j.oehlers@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.111  

 

Background

Recognised as one of Australia s leading jazz musicians, Jamie Oehlers was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2003, judged by Charles Lloyd, Bruce Lundvall (Blue Note Records) and Jean Toussaint amongst others. He has won numerous awards in Australia, including Australian Jazz Awards for Best Australian Jazz Artist and Best Contemporary Jazz Album, a James Morrison Scholarship, a Western Australian Music Industry Award for International Achievement, has been nominated for a Mo Award for Best Jazz Instrumentalist, Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Recording Industry Award s for Best Jazz Album. He has performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in New York, BBC London Jazz Festival, Jazz Yatra in India, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, Galway Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz Festival in Wales, Jazz Alive Festival in New Zealand, most major festivals in Australia and jazz clubs throughout the world. In 2004, Jamie performed a week long residency at Ronnie Scott s Jazz Club in London and in the last 2 years has performed in the United States, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Ireland and throughout the UK.

Jamie has released a number of CD s including his most recent recordings “Lost and Found” with Paul Grabowsky and Dave Beck, “You R Here” Sessions 1 & 2 featuring James Muller and Scott Tinkler with his Double Drummer Ensemble, “Assemblers” and “Grace” (all on Jazzhead Records) and also “Blowfish featuring Alison Wedding”, “Velocity” and“Strut”.

Besides being a graduate of WAAPA, Jamie furthered his studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston. He has also studied under some of the world s finest jazz musicians in New York City, including Dave Liebman, George Coleman, Hal Crook and George Garzone. Jamie has performed with leading international jazz artists like Charlie Haden, Ari Hoenig Quartet, The Brodsky Quartet, Jamie Cullum, Geri Allen, George Garzone, Bob Hurst, Eric Harland, Ronnie Scott, Cindy Blackman, Peter Leitch, John and Jeff Clayton, Curtis Lundy, Eddie Marshal, Bobby Shew and Australian jazz icons Dale Barlow, Renee Geyer, Barney Mcall, Kate Ceberano, Bernie McGann, Paul Grabowsky, Scott Tinkler and Joe Chindamo.

Jamie has been a tutor at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University in Melbourne, and has held saxophone and improvisation workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK. In 2008 he became Coordinator of Jazz Studies at WAAPA in Perth.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Creative Works

  • Mackey, C., Oehlers, J., (2013), Carl Mackey & Jamie Oehlers Quintet at Bennett's Lane Jazz Club. Carl Mackey & Jamie Oehlers Quintet at Bennett's Lane Jazz Club, Bennett's Lane Jazz Club (Melbourne).
  • Tarr, C., Oehlers, J., Jeavons, P., Cohen, T., (2013), Tal Cohen Quartet Live. Tal Cohen Quartet at the Perth International Jazz Festival, The Perth Cultural Centre.
  • Oehlers, J., Williamson, P., Grabowsky, P., Fischer, D., Robertson, B., (2013), Far Away Here., Uptown Jazz Cafe.
  • Oehlers, J., Keevers, S., Aravena, R., Fischer, D., Williamson, P., (2013), The Assemblers., Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.
  • Wood, G., Oehlers, J., Jeans, S., Abbey, N., Vanderwal, B., (2013), Graham Wood Trio + 2 Remembrance CD Launch. Graham Wood Trio + 2 Remembrance CD Launch, The Ellington Jazz Club .
  • Oehlers, J., Noy, P., Sherlock, J., Bates, S., Elton, M., (2013), "Bopstretch" featuring Jamie Oehlers., Uptown Jazz Cafe.
  • Oehlers, J., Slater, G., Beck, D., Robertson, D., Cohen, T., (2013), Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers., Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Vanderwal, B., Hekselman, G., Anning, S., (2013), Gilad Hekselman with the Jamie Oehlers trio., Perth International Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
  • Oehlers, J., Cohen, T., Guilfoyle, R., Guilfoyle, C., Ehlers, R., Aravena, R., (2013), International Collaborations Tour., JJ Smyths, Jazz Bar, Blaagaards Apotek, Bb Flat Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Abbey, N., Vanderwal, B., Cohen, T., Robertson, B., Fischer, D., Keller, A., Magnusson, S., (2013), Alison Wedding with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet., Ellington Jazz Club (Perth) and Bennetts Lane Jazz Club (Melbourne).
  • Oehlers, J., Hurst, R., McMahon, M., Firth, T., Cohen, T., Evans, J., Beck, D., (2012), Robert Hurst with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet - Australian Tour. Robert Hurst with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Bennetts Lane, Ellington Jazz Club, The Promethean, 505 Jazz Club.
  • Tinkler, S., Oehlers, J., Jeavons, P., Evans, J., (2012), Scott Tinkler at the Ellington August 2012. Scott Tinkler, The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Cohen, T., Undy, C., Firth, T., Vale, C., Russell, H., Evans, J., Robertson, B., (2012), Tal Cohen Quartet Tour. MJC: Tal Cohen Quartet featuring Jamie Oehlers, Bennetts Lane, 505, Turnaround Jazz Club, Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Keevers, S., (2012), Jamie Oehlers and Sam Keevers Duo - Grace. Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Promethean, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Oehlers, J., Slater, G., Grabowsky, P., Beck, D., Robertson, B., (2012), The Differences. The Differences (Slater/Oehlers) 2012, Melbourne.
  • O'Halloran, T., Oehlers, J., Vanderwal, B., (2012), Beaufort Bop - O'Halloran, Oehlers, Vanderwal. Beaufort Bop, Defectors Bar, Mount Lawley, Western Australia.
  • Oehlers, J., Cohen, T., Evans, J., Stack, P., (2012), Jamie Oehlers Smoke and Mirrors CD Release Tour. Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Ellington Jazz Club, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Jazzworx Club, 505 Jazz Club, The Loft.
  • Oehlers, J., Field, K., Bennett, O., Gibson, F., Manins, R., (2012), Jamie Oehlers NZ Quartet at Creative Jazz Club and Auckland University., Britomart 1885 and Auckland University.
  • Jeavons, P., Vanderwal, B., Wood, G., Oehlers, J., (2012), George Garzone - Perth Winter Arts Festival. George Garzone, The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Vanderwal, B., Jeavons, P., Goldberg, A., (2012), Jamie Oehlers and Aaron Goldberg. Aaron Goldberg, The Ellington Jazz Club (WA) and The Promethean (SA).
  • Oehlers, J., Hoenig, A., Anning, S., Cohen, T., (2012), Smoke and Mirrors. Smoke and Mirrors (Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Ari Hoenig), Allan Eaton Studios.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Greig, J., Mackey, C., Abbey, N., Evans, J., (2011), The Bitter Suite - Perth., Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Frahm, J., Boneham, A., Vanderwal, B., (2011), Jamie Oehlers and Joel Frahm Australian Tour., Ellington Jazz Club/Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.
  • Garzone, G., Oehlers, J., Wood, G., Anning, S., Hoenig, A., (2011), George Garzone and the Australian Connection - New York. George Garzone and the Australian Connection, Cornelia St Cafe, New York.
  • Oehlers, J., Cohen, T., Anning, S., Hoenig, A., (2011), Jamie Oehlers Quartet with Ari Hoenig Tour. Jamie Oehlers Quartet with Ari Hoenig Tour, Ellington Jazz Club/Melbourne Jazz Festival.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Barker, S., Greening, J., Undy, C., Robson, A., (2011), The Bitter Suite - Sydney., 505, Sydney.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Murray, J., Chaplain, I., Rex, P., Schauble, N., (2011), The Bitter Suite - Melbourne. The Bitter Suite, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Slater, G., Grabowsky, P., Beck, D., Robertson, B., (2011), Jamie Oehlers and Gian Slater Project., Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Wood, G., Vanderwal, B., Garzone, G., Boneham, A., (2011), George Garzone and the Australian Connection - Perth., The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Roseman, J., Grabowsky, P., Slater, P., Rex, P., Ball, E., Wilson, T., Williamson, P., Greening, J., Murray, J., (2011), Josh Roseman with the Australian Art Orchestra. Josh Roseman with the Australian Art Orchestra, Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Grabowsky, P., Beck, D., Oehlers, J., (2011), Lost and Found - Melbourne., Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.
  • O'Halloran, T., Oehlers, J., Mackey, C., Jeans, S., Jeavons, P., Vanderwal, B., (2011), Memory of Elements National Tour 2011., Australian Jazz Clubs.
  • Wood, G., Oehlers, J., Jeavons, P., Vanderwal, B., (2011), Graham Wood Quartet live in Hyde Park. Summer Concerts Live in the Park - Graham Wood Jazz Quartet, Hyde Park.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., (2011), Jamie Oehlers and Paul Grabowsky Duo., Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival.
  • O'Halloran, T., Oehlers, J., Mackey, C., Jeavons, P., Jeans, S., Vanderwal, B., (2011), Memory of Elements. Memory of Elements Live, Charles Hotel.
  • Oehlers, J., (2010), George Garzone and the Australian Connection. George Garzone (NYC), Cornelia St Cafe.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., (2010), On A Clear Day - saxophonist. On A Clear Day Jamie Oehlers/Paul Grabowsky CD Release performance, Bennetts's Lane.
  • Oehlers, J., (2010), Jamie Oehlers Quartet performs the music of John Coltrane. A Tribute to John Coltrane featuring the Jamie Oehlers Quartet, The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Wood, G., Oehlers, J., Wedding, A., (2010), Alison Wedding Quintet. Australia Day Jazz Showcase in New York, Le Poisson Rouge.
  • Wood, G., Anning, S., Garzone, G., Oehlers, J., Hoenig, A., (2010), George Garzone and the Australian Connection. George Garzone and the Australian Connection, Cornelia St Cafe.
  • Vanderwal, B., Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Abbey, N., Mackey, C., Greig, J., (2010), Paul Grabowsky Sextet - Drums. Paul Grabowsky Sextet, The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Vanderwal, B., Grabowsky, P., Oehlers, J., Anning, S., (2010), Jamie Oehlers/Paul Grabowsky: On A Clear Day (Drummer). Jamie Oehlers/Paul Grabowsky: On A Clear Day CD recording, Allan Eaton Studios.
  • Oehlers, J., Keevers, S., Zerna, S., McLean, J., (2010), Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Sarah McKenzie. Jamie Oehlers Quartet + Sarah McKenzie, Bennett's Lane Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Anning, S., Vanderwal, B., Keevers, S., (2010), Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Steve Magnusson. Jamie Oehlers Band, Bennetts Lane.
  • Oehlers, J., Muller, J., Undy, C., Barker, S., (2010), Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring James Muller. Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring James Muller, 505 Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Anning, S., Vanderwal, B., (2010), On a Clear Day - CD. On A Clear Day Jamie Oehlers/Paul Grabowsky CD Recording, Allan Eaton Studios.
  • Oehlers, J., (2010), Jamie Oehlers New York Quartet. Australia Day Jazz Showcase in New York, Le Poisson Rouge.
  • Wood, G., Oehlers, J., Florrison, K., Falle, B., (2010), Graham Wood Quartet Live at The Perth Jazz Society. City of Perth Jazz in the City, Charles Hotel .
  • Oehlers, J., (2010), Alison Wedding Quintet. Australia Day Jazz Showcase in New York, Le Poisson Rouge.
  • Oehlers, J., Harland, E., Grabowsky, P., Rogers, R., (2010), Jamie Oehlers and Eric Harland: Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Melbourne International Jazz Festival, BMW Edge, Federation Square.
  • Oehlers, J., Cohen, T., Abbey, N., Phillips, S., (2010), The New Jamie Oehlers Quartet - various performances. The New Jamie Oehlers Quartet Australian Tour, WA/NSW/VIC/SA/QLD.
  • Garzone, G., Oehlers, J., Wood, G., Anning, S., Hoenig, A., Vanderwal, B., (2010), George Garzone Quintet. George Garzone Quintet, The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., Keevers, S., Zerna, S., McLean, J., (2010), Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Gian Slater. Jamie Oehlers Quartet + Gian Slater, Bennett's Lane Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., (2010), Washington/Grabowsky Project - ensemble. Adelaide Fringe Festival: Megan Washington & Paul Grabowsky: One Night Only with the Australian Art Orchestra, Adelaide Festival Centre.
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Beck, D., (2010), Lost and Found trio improvisational piece. Adelaide Fringe Festival, Speigletent.
  • Oehlers, J., Petrucci, P., Jones, D., Anning, S., (2010), This Way Out - CD. Peter Petrucci CD Recording, Melbourne.
  • Oehlers, J., Petrucci, P., Anning, S., Jones, D., (2010), Peter Petrucci Quartet with Jamie Oehlers. CD Launch of This Way Out , Bennett's Lane.
  • Wood, G., Oehlers, J., (2010), Jamie Oehlers' Blowfish featuring Allira Wilson. Jamie Oehlers' Blowfish featuring Allira Wilson, The Ellington Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., (2009), Liberation Orchestra. Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra USA/AUS, BMW Edge, Federation Square.
  • Oehlers, J., Keevers, S., Vanderwal, B., Abbey, N., (2009), Jamie Oehlers Quartet with Sophie Brous. Jamie Oehlers Quartet and Sophie Brous, Bennett's Lane Jazz Club.
  • Oehlers, J., (2009), Ari Hoenig Quartet with Gilad Hekselamn, Jamie Oehlers and Sam Anning. Ari Hoenig Quartet at Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Oehlers, J., Hannaford, M., (2009), Monk's dream, Ask me now, Crepiscule with Nellie. Jamie Oehlers and Marc Hannaford play the music of Thelonius Monk, Jazztrack.
  • Oehlers, J., Muller, J., Undy, C., Barker, S., (2009), Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring James Muller. Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring James Muller, 505.
  • Oehlers, J., (2009), Passion - Australian Art Orchestra. Passion, Melbourne Recital Centre .
  • Oehlers, J., Grabowsky, P., Beck, D., (2009), Electric Lost and Found. Lost and Found - Oehlers/Grabowsky/Beck, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide.
  • Oehlers, J., (2009), Ringing the Bell Backwards - Australian Art Orchestra. Ringing the Bell Backwards, Melbourne Recital Centre .
  • Oehlers, J., (2009), Walkin' about, Central Park West and Samba Con Getchu. Jamie Oehlers and the Mike Stewart Big Band , The Promethean, Adelaide.
  • Oehlers, J., Weber, G., Marchisella, J., Wren, T., (2009), Everything Must Go CD. Toby Wren: Everything Must Go, Valley Jazz Festival.
  • Oehlers, J., Garzone, G., Sanders, N., Slavov, P., Hoenig, A., (2009), George Garzone and Jamie Oehlers. George Garzone and Jamie Oehlers, Cornelia Street Cafe.
  • Oehlers, J., Keller, A., Ball, E., Whitehurst, I., Talia, J., (2009), Galumphing around the nation. Collaborations project - Galumphing around the nation Andrea Keller Quartet CD, ABC Studio 345.
  • Oehlers, J., Tarr, C., Cohen, T., Jeavons, P., (2011), "Yellow Sticker" Tal Cohen Quartet., Loop Studios.
  • O'Halloran, T., Oehlers, J., Mackey, C., Jeavons, P., Jeans, S., Vanderwal, B., (2011), Memory of Elements Live. MoE (Memory of Elements), Charles Hotel.
  • Oehlers, J., (2012), AGWA Nights at the Gallery. AGWA Nights at the Gallery, Art Gallery of WA.
  • Oehlers, J., (2011), The Worlds Festival., Fremantle Village Stage - The Esplanade.
  • Oehlers, J., Greig, J., (2011), The Cotton Club - Direction. The Cotton Club, Geoff Gibbs Theatre.
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