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COME FOR LUNCH, STAY FOR THE JAZZ – MARILYN MENDEZ WITH THE PETER LOCKE TRIOSun 26/04/2015 12:00pmRiverbend Restaurant, Wisemans Ferry NSW
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John Leigh Calder QuartetSun 26/04/2015 20:00pmLow 302, Darlinghurst

Sydney Jazz News

Count Basie Orchestra to Grace Sydney Opera House

Count Basie Orchestra to Grace Sydney Opera House

The living embodiment of swing, one of the most elegant and irresistible sounds that ever shook the western world, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra will bring their 80th Anniversary Tour to Australia and New Zealand in May 2015.   The tour will start in Newcastle on the 13th May before travelling to Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, … Continue reading »

Mister Ott Album Launch Party!

Mister Ott Album Launch Party!

Ethiopian flavoured funk outfit Mister Out are launching their new album Drop it Like it’s Ott at Sydney’s Venue 505 on Friday April 10. Fronted by acclaimed saxophonist Matthew Ottignon, Mister Ott, brings together some of Sydney’s finest musical talent in an Ethiopian flavoured musical excursion combining eastern sounds and hypnotic dance rhythms with groove-heavy … Continue reading »

Jazzgroove hosts Lucian McGuiness’ Impermanent Quartet

Jazzgroove hosts Lucian McGuiness’ Impermanent Quartet

Piano-less antipodean modern jazz quartet! Known as a genre-hopper with a talent for memorable melody and a fine trombone sound, Lucian McGuiness is accompanied by musicians with reputations for accomplished musicianship and modern flair. Intricate and beautiful arrangements filled with delicious harmonies and counterpoint, and a deep empathy from two horns with 20 years experience … Continue reading »

Berry Jazz Festival May 9-10th – Hosted by SIMA

Berry Jazz Festival May 9-10th – Hosted by SIMA

After over thirty years presenting the finest jazz in Sydney, we are thrilled to be holding our first regional festival in Berry, a town with historic charm in the NSW South Coast. This inaugural festival showcases a diverse range of jazz music. The reflective, melodies of Matt McMahon’s solo piano, to the original swinging jazz, … Continue reading »

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock to grace the Sydney Opera House

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock to grace the Sydney Opera House

When? Monday 1st of June, 9pm. Where?  Sydney Opera House. How much? See below.   At long last, jazz royalty HERBIE HANCOCK and CHICK COREA return to Australia and New Zealand, on stage together for a series of rare and historic duo performances in May – June. For more than half a century, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea have … Continue reading »

Matt McMahon to launch new album

Matt McMahon to launch new album

Matt McMahon launches his brand new album “The Voyage of Mary and William”  Fri 6 March (8:30pm) at SIMA @ the Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre. Tickets: www.sima.org.au or 9351 7940 “McMahon’s playing is ravishing … the music is as good as any current piano trio jazz” JOHN SHAND, Sydney morning Herald This long awaited event highlights the brand new work of Matt McMahon. … Continue reading »

Jazzgroove Presents Harry Sutherland Trio and Abel Cross + Phil Slater

Jazzgroove Presents Harry Sutherland Trio and Abel Cross + Phil Slater

Date: Tuesday 17 February Times: Doors at 7, Music at 8 Cost: $8 Member, $15 General   Harry Sutherland Trio Opening the new series of Jazzgroove Residencies in 2015, winner of the Generations in Jazz Scholarship in 2010 and the BBM Jazz Award in 2013, Harry Sutherland continues to reinforce his reputation as one of Australia’s most … Continue reading »

Ben Gurton releases brand new Album featuring Sydney’s finest jazz musicians

Ben Gurton releases brand new Album featuring Sydney’s finest jazz musicians

Ben Gurton’s brand new album  Prelude To A Scene is inspired by film music, minimalism, ECM Records and much more, and is his first album featuring all original music. Recorded by the renowned Ross A‘Hern, one of the pre-eminent jazz recording engineers in this country, and mastered by Morten Linderg of 2L Records in Norway, it is the … Continue reading »