9 May 2011
Tony Gould inducted into Jazz Hall of Fame
Australian pianist, composer and educator Tony Gould was inducted into the Qantas Hall of Fame at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards in Melbourne on 5 May 2011. The induction of jazz legend Tony Gould into the Qantas Hall of Fame was a highlight of the awards, better known as the "Bells" in honour one of the greats of Australian jazz, Graeme Bell.
Gould has performed with Ronnie Scott, Don Burrows, Graeme Lyall and John Sangster during his career and guested with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra as well as internationally with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Dave Brubeck and Sarah Vaughan.
Gould's albums 'River Story' with Peter Petrucci and his Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra titled The Subtlety of Time (on the Move CD 'Chronicle') both received an ARIA nomination. He appears on a dozen or more Move CDs.
Tony Gould performs and lectures at universities in Australia, Asia and the USA.
In 2007 he was awarded the royal honour, the Order of Australia.
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz and other improvisatory musics in addition to traditional and contemporary classical musics. He gives many concerts each year and for 50 years he has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia.