The Idea Of North

The Idea of North are an Australian a cappella vocal ensemble, founded in Canberra in 1993. The group’s name is taken from radio broadcasts of pianist Glenn Gould. The group are generally referred to as a jazz quartet, but sing a wide variety of styles including, but not limited to, jazz, pop, R&B, classical, folk, soul and gospel. Australian jazz musician James Morrison referred to The Idea of North as “the best contemporary a cappella group in the country”. In 2005 the group were awarded the awards for best jazz album and best jazz song in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. In 2010, The Idea of North won the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for best jazz album for their seventh studio album, “Feels Like Spring” (in collaboration with James Morrison). from

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