Sydney Jazz News

Francesca Prihasti Releases Album “Evolving” May 4th

Francesca Prihasti Releases Album “Evolving” May 4th

Francesca Prihasti is an emerging Sydney pianist/composer with great promise. Originally from Indonesia, now based in Sydney, Francesca is a remarkably gifted musician. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Francesca has studied with the likes of Judy Bailey, Kevin Hunt, Mike Nock, Greg Coffin, John Harkins and Matt McMahon. In September of 2015 … Continue reading

James Morrison announces major Australian shows with Anthony Callea and Sarah McKenzie

James Morrison announces major Australian shows with Anthony Callea and Sarah McKenzie

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall | Saturday 18 June 2016 State Theatre Sydney| Wednesday 22 June 2016 Australian jazz legend James Morrison has announced his line-up for his popular annual big band shows, which this year will feature multi-platinum-selling vocalist Anthony Callea and one of the most talented jazz singers of her generation, Sarah McKenzie. … Continue reading

SIMA’s Berry Jazz Festival set to kick off May 7-8th

SIMA’s Berry Jazz Festival set to kick off May 7-8th

The second annual Berry Jazz Festival features a wonderfully eclectic mix of music styles within the broad church of jazz. Held over two days on the ‘Mother’s Day’ weekend, the festival features some of Australia’s finest jazz talent with a program that literally has something for everybody – of all ages! The festival closes with a special … Continue reading

Jazzgroove Summer Festival Program Announced!

Jazzgroove Summer Festival Program Announced!

We’re excited to announce the program for the 7th Annual Jazzgroove Summer Festival 2016!  Three jam-packed days of Jazzgroove, gigs with amazing bands from NSW and beyond, family-friendly events and workshops, we can’t wait!  We’ll be introducing our artists to you in the next few weeks, but first: HERE’S THE LINEUP! FRIDAY JAN 15 : TRIPLE … Continue reading

Gearing up for HONK! Street Music Festival, Wollongong!

Gearing up for HONK! Street Music Festival, Wollongong!

In a first for Wollongong, Australia’s only HONK festival featuring free big band street music is being launched this week on Thursday 17th December at 6.30pm at the Eat Street Markets in the mall, junction of Crown Street and Globe Lane. It will be launched by Dr Lotte Latukefu, Festival Director and graduate of the Manhatten School of Music … Continue reading

A chat with Amy Curl about the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

A chat with Amy Curl about the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

We had the chance to interview one of the busiest people in the Sydney Jazz scene, Amy Curl, the general manager at SIMA. She is a driving force behind the annual Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, and the scene as a whole. Thanks Amy! This is the fourth Women’s Jazz Festival – how has it … Continue reading