Jeremy Hugh Sawkins
How do Australian jazz guitarists create their unique arrangements of jazz songs in the context of solo performance? This research focuses on the methods of three prominent Australian jazz guitarists – George Golla, Jim Kelly and James Muller. They are representatives of three different generations and their music reflects trends and stylistic influences in the evolution of jazz music. Through the analysis of their song interpretations and interviews I have revealed a range of methods for the juxtaposition of melody and harmony on the guitar.