Both groovy and cerebral, Phillip Johnston and The Coolerators play funky dance music. They now present Phillip's second Australian recording, Diggin' Bones: tight, compact, funky, smart and a reinvention of groove jazz. Supporting them is Amphibious Duo. Oliver Miller and Aaron 'Baz' Flower perform an intimate version of the Amphibious Quartet's unusual melange, an expression of beauty and depth of classical music and jazz rhythms.
Inspired by La Perouse's travels, Chis Cody brings together an original composition for ten instruments and eight musicians which brings together the sound and subtle flavours of classical and world music references. Don't miss this world premiere of a landmark work. Supporting him is classical pianist Ambre Hammond and accordion virtuoso Marcello Maio. Their performance presents some of the most haunting and celebrated music written by Astor Piazzolla.
2006 Freedman Jazz Winner, Julien Wilson returns to Sydney with his Quintet for an exclusive SIMA performance. This concert will showcase music which digs deeply into the musicians' personal experience, promising a heartfelt and explosive concert. 2005 Freedman Classical Winner Claire Edwardes will start the night, performing solo percussion and transporting audiences to new places "like a high priestess".