Albert Dadon To Unveil Jazz Bell Statue At Monash University Arts Presinct

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For Immediate Release

Thursday December 10th 2009 

Artist, Philanthropist and Jazz Musician Albert Dadon AM to donate

‘Jazz Bell’ Statue to the Monash University School of Music – Conservatorium on

Tuesday December 15, 2009 at 11.45am


Albert Dadon, Chairman of the Australian Jazz Awards, accomplished jazz musician and

artist will be unveiling a 2.5 metre high bronze cast statue of the ‘Jazz Bell Award’ that will be

presented to Monash University.

Albert Dadon has directed much of his passion towards the Australian jazz scene as Chairman of the

Melbourne International Jazz Festival from 2003 to 2005 and Artistic Director from 2006-2008. He

founded the Australian Jazz Awards (known as “the Bell Awards”) in 2003. 

The "Jazz Bell Award" the 2009 Jazz Bell Sculpture, was designed by Albert, symbolizing excellence

and achievement in the art form.


The Australian Jazz Awards recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity,

recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. In honour of one of the greats of Australian jazz –

Graeme Bell MBE, AO – the Australian Jazz Awards celebrates the achievements of new and

established artists in Australia and has grown in prestige over the years, becoming a label of

recognition among Australian jazz musicians.


Professor Ed Byrne, AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University 

Artists Albert Dadon, AM

Jazz legend Graeme Bell MBE, AO  

Sculpture expert, Bill Nuttall from Niagara Gallery

2009 Hall of Fame inductee Mike Nock

Jazz musicians including Mike Nock, Joe Chindamo and Rob Burke

Students from the Jazz Music Department Brendan Tsui and Sam Hirschfelder ‘jamming with



Tuesday 15 December, 2009

11.45am for 12pm start


Performing Arts Precinct courtyard, Monash University Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton.

Melway Map 70 Ref: G10

Parking provided 


For Further information: 

Jodie Artis 

Progressive PR & Publicity 

(03) 9696 6417 or 0414 699 186

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