jazz and improvised music

Jazz is Dead: Danaides, Carl Morgan and Project Collective Ska
DATE Friday 26th August 2016
TIME 8pm-late
VENUE Venue 505 - 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
TICKETS $20/$16.50
BOOK ONLINE or call 9036 6292

Jazz Is Dead......Long live Jazz! 

 A new  initiative  of Artistic Director Zoe Hauptmann, SIMA's "Jazz is Dead" band nights will present projects that dwell on the fringes of the Jazz scene, living in the limbo between musical territories.  Expressing current trends, different forms and musics from other worlds "Jazz is Dead "will be a night of fresh and diverse sound to rattle your bones. 


Post-jazz architects DANAÏDES (formerly the Alcohotlicks) expand upon the electro tinged material from their 2012 sophomore release. The trio of double guitars and drums achieve a massively dense sound through the addition of live electronics and triggered samples. Weaving through tight gaps and intricate forms the band contains their furious improvising power in a tense battle between structure and expression. This gig will be like viewing a rare bird in full flight.
Aaron Flower (guitar) Ben Hauptmann (guitar) Evan Mannell (drums)


Southern Sky is the new project from guitarist Carl Morgan, winner of the National Jazz Awards for guitar in 2014. Incorporating elements from genres including electronic music and indie rock, Southern Sky is a sonic journey into the unknown. Modulating synths, heavily effected guitars and dark drum and bass grooves underpin songs emphasising catchy melodies and colourful chord progressions.


Carl Morgan (guitar/vocals) Matilda Abraham (vocals) Harry Sutherland (synths) Brendan Clark (electric bass)  Ben Vanderwal (drums)


Project Collective Ska are an all-instrumental 10-piece band, specializing in old-school Jamaican party music from the 50s and 60s (or “first-wave ska”). They put on unforgettable live shows that never fail to get people up jumping and skanking!!!!

Project Collective Ska formed in 2013 out of Sydney best young and upcoming musicians, who met growing up and playing in an eclectic array of bands. The list includes afro-beat stars The Liberators, hip-hop collective Sketch the Rhyme, The Hi-Tops Brass Band, The Morrisons, various reggae outfits including Pat Powell and The Reggae Collective, The Midnight Tea Party and Manalion, as well as The Basement Big Band, ska-punk legends The Porkers, and even the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Frank Dasent (trombone), Rob Campbell (trumpet) Billy Ward (saxophone), Ross Harington (saxophone), Aksel Power (bass), Oscar Henfrey (drums), Gabwise Gamgee Fisher (percussion), Colin Ho(piano) Duncan Ford (guitar)