Jenny Game-Lopata

"Game's tenor sax has a breathy silkiness, her soprano a rich sensuality ..."
(Leon Gettler, The Age 'Green Guide')

With improvisation qualifications from the Victorian College of the Arts and armed with a composition masters from Monash University, Jenny Game-Lopata is a formidable talent in the Melbourne jazz scene, performing her own works, playing soprano and tenor saxophones was well as leading her own ensemble.

With improvisation qualifications from the Victorian College of the Arts and armed with a composition masters from Monash University, Jenny Game-Lopata is a formidable talent in the Melbourne jazz scene, performing her own works, playing soprano and tenor saxophones was well as leading her own ensemble.

Jenny formed the Jenny Game Quartet (as it was then known) in 1993 to perform her original contemporary jazz compositions. Since then, she has managed and lead the ensemble on tenor and soprano saxophones.

Jenny released her first CD, Seven Seas in 1996, receiving enthusiastic reviews and distribution through Newmarket. In 1998, she received a Commonwealth grant from Playing Australia to take her quartet on a tour of Australia's east coast. The tour included two leading international jazz festivals, the Manly and Armadale Jazz Festivals. Other festival highlights of the quartet include invitations to perform at the 1999 Wangaratta International Jazz Festival, the 1994 and 1997 Composing Women's festivals and the 1992 New Music Composers' Conference. The quartet has performed throughout Melbourne at numerous venues including Bennetts Lane, Dizzys, Montsalvat and Uncle Neil's Place.

The quartet has also featured on local and national ABC radio programs including Lynne Haultaine's Breakfast Program, Terry Laidler's Drive Time OB at the Alfred Hospital, Jim Mcleod's Jazztrack, The Daily Planet and The Arts Show. With the addition of Peter Neville on marimbas for the 2001 National Festival of Women's Music, the quartet began to develop into the exciting ensemble featuring on Jenny's most recent project, Jacinta's Song.

"Jenny's music was original, innovative and well played. Everything I look for in music."
(Sandy Evans, Composing Women's Festival)

"a very capable a versatile saxophonist ...she presented her own tunes and showed originality in thought and technique through a range from blues to funky bop."
(Michael Foster, The Canberra Times)

"Game's tenor sax has a breathy silkiness, her soprano a rich sensuality ..."
(Leon Gettler, The Age 'Green Guide')

Performing as Jenny Game Ensemble

The Jenny Game Ensemble provides an opportunity for musicians from a variety of backgrounds to collaborate. In addition to jazz, the musicians involved work in classical, improvised, folk, popular and experimental musical styles.

Jacinta's Song

Performer: Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Composer

Featuring an impressive lineup of musicians, including the ARIA-winning pianist, Andrea Keller, guitarist Steve Magnusson and percussionist extraordinaire, Peter Neville, Jacinta's Song is the new CD from multi-saxophonist / composer Jenny Game-Lopata.