Sydney Jazz News

SIMA’s Summer Jazz Program Has Been Released!

SIMA’s Summer Jazz Program Has Been Released!

SIMA’s famous Summer Jazz program for this year has been released! The festival will be featuring a diverse range of Sydney’s finest Jazz musicians. The SIMA Artistic Director Zoe Hauptmann put it best when she said: “Our summer program celebrates the strength of collaborations between many outstanding artists. These collaborations and partnerships showcase the depth and range … Continue reading

This Friday 16th Dec – Celebrate 12 Years of Venue 505 with the release of a new 20th Century Dog album!

This Friday 16th Dec – Celebrate 12 Years of Venue 505 with the release of a new 20th Century Dog album!

This Friday 16 December, venue owner and musician Cameron Undy will be celebrating both the release of Bone on Earshift Music, his first album in nine years with his band 20th Century Dog, as well as the 12th birthday party of his renowned club ‘Venue 505’ – free entry! Bassist, composer and producer Cameron Undy … Continue reading

Mister Ott’s psychedelic Ethiojazz odyssey Single Show is out now

Mister Ott’s psychedelic Ethiojazz odyssey Single Show is out now

On their new album Single Shot, Mister Ott merge mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz/funk, and hypnotic grooves with a psychedelic edge.With a sound originally rooted in the Ethiojazz of Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekurya, ‘Single Shot’ sees the band expand their sonic palette to incorporate psychedelic guitars, reverb-drenched horns, intergalactic keys, and a crunchy drum-and-bass combo that … Continue reading

Dan Barnett Releases New Album “Walkin’ Shoes”

Dan Barnett Releases New Album “Walkin’ Shoes”

It’s not your walkin’ shoes but your dancin’ shoes you’ll need to put on when you hear the much-anticipated seventh studio album from Sydney jazz veteran and big band leader Dan Barnett. The effervescent singer, trombonist and ‘shellman’ is joined by his stellar 14-piece big band jam-packed with the best and brightest musicians the Sydney … Continue reading

Sydney Welcomes the 5th Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival!

Sydney Welcomes the 5th Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival!

When? November 2nd-13th Now in its fifth year, the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival (SIWJF) brings together an electrifying range of musicians and composers from Australia and beyond.  Established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney, the annual festival is fast becoming a world class international jazz festival with a spotlight on Women in … Continue reading

Skillogalee Winery to Host The Metropolitan Orchestra Players and an International Jazz Artist in October

Skillogalee Winery to Host The Metropolitan Orchestra Players and an International Jazz Artist in October

Principal players of The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) hailing from Sydney, along with international jazz sensation Josh Kyle, will join award-winning boutique winery Skillogalee in a first for the Clare Valley region when they present an evening of matched music, food and wine under the stars on October 29th, 2016. In what is being tipped as a truly unique musical and … Continue reading

SIMA to Launch School Jazz Education Program, “Cool For School”

SIMA to Launch School Jazz Education Program, “Cool For School”

The Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) will launch its unique secondary school jazz education program Cool for School on August 5 at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. In its seventh year, the 2016 program will also run at SIMA’s resident venue, the Sound Lounge Seymour Centre on September 16. As unforgettable as hearing your first symphony orchestra … Continue reading

Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio with Larry Grenadier and Brian Blade Perform at City Recital Hall This August

Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio with Larry Grenadier and Brian Blade Perform at City Recital Hall This August

  “Wolfgang Muthspiel is shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation” – The New Yorker “Muthspiel combines a flawless technique honed by classical training with a restless musical imagination as likely to derive inspiration from Bach as from the Blues or the Beatles” – London On Tuesday 9 August, renowned jazz master Wolfgang Muthspiel returns to Sydney for … Continue reading

Album Launch Jul 25th: Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – Fiddes vs. Tinkler

Album Launch Jul 25th: Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – Fiddes vs. Tinkler

Celebrated trumpeter Scott Tinkler and composer Andy Fiddes have teamed up with Australia’s leading jazz orchestra to create a superb new album for Rattle Jazz. Further affirming it’s artistic mission, the Sydney-based Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra has produced a recording that highlights the exceptional depth and breadth of talent at the cutting edge of the Australian … Continue reading

SIMA launches Winter Jazz program with Blue Note recording artist Lionel Loueke, June 3rd

SIMA launches Winter Jazz program with Blue Note recording artist Lionel Loueke, June 3rd

For this performance, Loueke will be collaborating with Sydney-based world-roots-jazz outfit The Vampires. Audiences can expect to hear a heady mix of jazz infused with Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, Caribbean, Brazilian and Balkan brass. Their performance will be supported by a short opening set by Miriam Lieberman who performs on a 21 string African harp, the kora, and guitar. Described by Herbie … Continue reading