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Andra Jackson

Andra Jackson

Andra Jackson is an award-winning journalist formerly from The Age. She wrote a regular jazz column for The Sun newspaper in the eighties and the Herald Sun newspaper writing on jazz from 1995-2000. From 2000 to 2011 she was a staff journalist on The Age covering general news and specialised in writing about refugees, human rights, the Middle East and music, in particular jazz. 

She currently writes jazz interviews as a freelancer for The Australian and Rhythms Music magazine She considers her greatest jazz accolade to be when someone read out to Wayne Shorter her review in The Age of his first concert in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2005 and he listened and responded with: ‘She Got it.’ Andra is Adrian’s sister and she is the co-author of Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues 30 Years