Sydney Jazz News

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

Mothership meets James Muller

Mothership meets James Muller

Randwick Town Hall, 90 Avoca St, Randwick May 13, 7pm – 8pm. Tickets $22 ($20 conc.) Continuing on from a mighty 2015 which featured performances with Maria Schneider (Sydney Festival), Miguel Zenon Quartet (Melbourne International Jazz Festival), Dave Panichi (Foundry 616), Scott Tinkler (CD release due in July with Rattle) plus an east coast tour with James … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter Quartet Returns to Sydney Opera House for Vivid Festival

Wayne Shorter Quartet Returns to Sydney Opera House for Vivid Festival

On Monday 13 June, the father of jazz invention, ten-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, will bring Vivid LIVE to a euphoric close as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Hailed as the “greatest living improviser” by The New York Times, the 82-year-old virtuoso is the … Continue reading

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