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“A truly creative and exciting composer of sophistication and depth… a new unique compositional voice on the scene.”

–          Jamie Oehlers, leading Australian saxophonist, Director of Jazz Studies, WAAPA

“An emerging composer of considerable artistic potential… equally proficient at writing for instruments and voices as well as dealing with computers and technology.”

–          A/Prof Stuart Greenbaum, Head of Composition, University of Melbourne

About JUMP mentorship program:

“His compositions featured in this project were outstandingly creative, and were well received by each ensemble.  The level of sophistication and depth he demonstrates in his works defy his relatively young age, and he continues to pursue greater knowledge and opportunities. “

–          Mace Francis, Mace Francis Orchestra, Artistic director West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra

About Horizon Art Orchestra “Live at the Bird”:

“The glad exuberance of this fifteen-piece Perth ensemble is contagious, leading heads to nod, feet to tap, and fingers to snap.  Live at the Bird is a sweet introduction to these smart and playful musicians.”

–          Richard Allen, A Closer Listen (

About One Night Echo theatre collaboration:

“The soft almost bluesy numbers, with a brilliant subtle addition of resonance, contrasted to the livelier funk style; these musical compositions by Elliott Hughes were alone, worth the ticket price.”

–          Theatre Australia review (