Dorothy-Jane branches out

Her KarismaKatz CD 'JAZZ' is 11 beautiful standards and originals, most with a gentle swing and a whole lotta schmooze. Naturally there is a Blues influence there - Dorothy-Jane always comes home to the Blues!  She hopes you enjoy these tracks.

Musicians on 'JAZZ'

Dorothy-Jane Gosper (vocal and blues harps) - Christo Carlsen (guitar) - John Black (keys) - Michael Dooley (keys) - Rafael Jerjen (bass guitar) - Aidan Lowe (drums) - Michael-John Stratford (drums) - John Mackey (saxophone) - Leila Gato (flute)

Michael Dooley with keysAbout Mike Dooley:

Mike hails  from Canberra, where early interests  included playing jazz and classical piano.  He studied classical composition at Sydney Conservatorium, before spending several decades overseas doing humanitarian and musical activities in a number of countries, including Thailand, Jordan and  Lebanon.  In Jordan he was musical director of a singing and dance troupe that specialized in Arabic folk and contemporary music and was very active performing at local festivals and recorded an entire album of original Middle Eastern style songs.  He also worked as a music therapist for recovering drug addicts in Lebanon. Mike has composed a number of children's songs for a successful US network TV shows, several albums of ambient piano music and is currently active composing film scores for a US based company. Recently he was commissioned to compose an album of incidental piano music by a two time Emmy award composer. Since returning to Canberra in 2010 he has been active as a jazz and blues pianist in several bands that have performed at numerous local venues and festivals. He is  currently completing an advanced diploma of music performance at Canberra Institute of Technology.


Mike Dooley and Dorothy-Jane pictured at house concert in Mollymook 26 Sept 2014

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Blues Harp Women - the CD!

Blues Harp Women album cover, artistic drawing of female playing harmonica

This is a double compilation album curated by Norman Davis, a blues radio presenter from Idaho and released by Ruf Records. The album celebrates female harmonica players, with 31 tracks from players across the world, including 2 Aussies - Dorothy-Jane and Marion Turner.  Norman says “I hope this album will shed some light on what has been a black hole in the blues universe. Perhaps this will help female players get the attention that has passed them by in the past.”  

The album can be purchased through itunes, Ruf Records and other online stores.

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