Dr Mace Francis
DIRECTOR, WESTERN AUSTRALIA YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
A composer/musician. Since 2005 he has toured and recorded regularly with his 14-piece Mace Francis Orchestra. A recipient of the APRA Professional Development Award (2004), the Italian "Scrivere in Jazz" composition prize, APRA Jazz Work of the Year (2015) and a finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowship (2010) and the Australian Bell Awards (2013 & 2016). Mace is the artistic director of WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and has worked as a guest composer in France, Japan and Austria.