jazz and improvised music


Cool for school - learn more about jazz!

As unforgettable as hearing your first symphony orchestra in a concert hall, hearing exhilarating jazz and improvised music in an intimate live club environment is an essential experience for music students.

Our concerts introduce students to pivotal jazz styles across traditional and modern periods. From stage craft to composition, ensemble work and aural skills, students will gain valuable insights into Australian music, the creative process of improvisation and music as a vocation.

Since 1984, Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) has held a reputation for presenting inspirational live jazz performances of excellence. Our secondary school program is no exception and we are thrilled to launch our 2016 program with you.

Cool for School provides a contemporary music program for secondary schools to complement music syllabuses which is reflective of contemporary music practice in Australia today.

We offer live jazz club performance excursions onsite at  Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. Alternatively we can bring our ensembles to your campus to allow you to engage multiple year levels at once.

We hope you will take this opportunity to experience our unique contemporary music program. Contact Vanessa Chalker on gm(at)sima.org.au  or 02 9036 6292 for more information.


cool for schools 2017

 Programme coming soon...


times & Cost

11am - 2pm.

All concerts are 1.15 hr performance and Q&A followed by a one hour workshop.

$20+ GST per student (1 teacher free per 8 students). Additional teachers at student prices.

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