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ROCK is a Melbourne-based jazz ensemble focusing on original compositions and improvisationThe group promotes a high standard of performance and professionalism gained through the years of experience and learning of its individual members All of its members have studied music and improvisation at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts VCA Two of the members in FROCK have returned to lecture there while the remaining members are educators at tertiary and secondary school level around the state of Victoria The VCA brings together the finest musicians in Australia both as teachers and students and is representitive of the ethnic culture in Australia It is from this cross-cultural melting pot that the ensemble has been born Drawing on a wide range of influences and using a typical jazz instrumentation the group creates a sound that combines styles in the jazz music of the new and the old and sets a trend for the future Traditional acoustic instruments meet their modern electric counterparts classical European folk forms get a modern jazz treatment A unique sound experienceVibraphone Marimba Tuned and untuned percussionCraig has been a performer and educator for fifteen years He studied with Dave Samuels and has recorded for the ABC with Doug de Vries and Edward York Craig teaches at the VCA and aT Box Hill TAFE He performs regularly as a sideman with people such as Joe Camillieri and the New Guinea Bharatam Dance Troupe Craig writes a column for the national magazine DRUMSCENEFor the past thirteen years Anthony has performed as an accordianist and pianist throughout Australia He has worked in all genres from folk to funk and back to jazz Anthony teaches at the VCA and is a full-time lecturer at Box Hill TAFEAdam studied improvisation at the VCA graduating with Anthony in 1995 A prolific composer he plays in many different groups for which his music is the centrepiece Adam is the MD of pop band BURST top covers band JACOBS DREAM
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