jazz and improvised music


Sydney Con International Jazz Festival

International stars and Australian jazz heavyweights descend upon Sydney as The University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music hosts its third annual International Jazz Festival on Sunday 2 June.
International artists featuring in the 2019 festival include US icons Bill Frisell, “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” Wall Street Journal and Billy Childs, a five time GRAMMY winner piano virtuoso and prolific composer, plus award winning Italian pianist Vittorio Mezza.

When: Sunday June 2nd  
Where: The Sydney Conservatorium of Music  
 Tickets: Available here  


Calling all Emerging Composers!

SIMA with the support of APRA AMCOS is inviting applications from young composers to write a new work for a large jazz ensemble to be premiered at the 2019 SIWJF held in November. 
As part of the project, the chosen composer will be paired with a leading Australian jazz artist who will act as a mentor during a 16-week creative development period.
Opportunity open to those aged 30 years or under and who resides in AUS or NZ.

Applications CLOSE: 31st May  
Where: Sydney  
More information: Here  


Young Womens Jazz Workshops 2019 - APPLY NOW

Now in its 17th year, Young Women’s Jazz Workshops course teaches girls, aged 12 and up, how to improvise and get a feel for jazz and blues over an eight week program.These workshops provide an excellent platform for individuals wanting to develop confidence improvising within a fun and supportive environment and those looking to study music at a tertiary level. Our graduates have gone on to win the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship and perform at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival.
Applications Close: Friday 7 June  
Where: Sydney Conservatorium of Music  
Application form: Available here  
More information: Here  




Jazz NOW: Winter Season


Young Women's Jazz Workshops
Applications close:
  Friday 7 June

WhereSydney Conservatorium of Music
More information: HERE


Freedman New Jazz: Marc Hannaford
  Thursday 8 August
WhereThe Newsagency, Annandale
More information: HERE


Cool for School:
The Sandy Evans Indian Project

  Thursday 22 August
WhereLennox Theatre, Parramatta
More information: HERE

Cool for School : The World according to James
  Monday 18 November

WhereLennox Theatre, Parramatta
More information: HERE