ABC Jazz is a digital jazz only station run by the Government owned Australian Broadcasting Commission. It’s a good station for jazz buffs. Lots of music, little talk and often has artists in residence.Recently it coducted a survey. 29,000 people voted though not me as I never got round to it.
There is a broad selection of names though the winner is predictable. I’d have gone for Ellington myself but, hey, I didn’t vote. There are a lot more Australians than a survey held in other countries would come up with, which is not to say they aren’t excellent jazz artists (query Kate Ceberano’s worthiness). Anyway you can see the list and listen to the programmes as they announce the artists from the ABC Jazz website. Some of the anecdotal stuff is quite interesting.