Johannes Luebbers


 Winner of the 2011 Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year (Australian Jazz Bell Awards) and the 2011 Jazz Work of the Year (APRA/AMC Art Music Awards), Johannes Luebbers has emerged as one of Australia's most interesting young jazz composers. Graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2006, Johannes studied arranging with Graeme Lyall, piano with Graham Wood and Tom O'Halloran and was awarded the Bob Wylie Scholarship for the most outstanding graduate. Throughout his short career he has been the recipient of numerous other awards including the 2009 Youth Arts West Australian Citizen of the Year, 2009 Best Australian Jazz Composition of the Year (Bell Awards), 2008 Jazz Song of the Year (WA Music Industry Awards) and the 2006 APRA Professional Development Award for jazz. He has also release two albums with his own award winning ensemble, the Johannes Luebbers Dectet (JLD).