jazz and improvised music

artistic director welcome & season launch
feat. the umbrellas
DATE Saturday 5th March 2016
TIME 8.30-11pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $25/$20/$15
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
or $45/$40 Performance + Talk
Includes Nibble and Drinks

 Artistic Director Welcome (8pm)

Join us for a drink and welcome SIMA’s incoming Artistic Director Zoe Hauptmann to SIMA. Learn more about Zoe, her vision and what she has in store for SIMA in 2016 as saxophonist Andrew Robson has an informal chat with Zoe from 8:30pm followed by a 70 minute set by one of Zoe’s favourite Sydney bands, The Umbrellas at 9pm.

*For this ticket option, select Performance + Talk (includes nibbles and drinks)

About Zoe

Zoe achieved success as the Artistic Director of Jazzgroove (05/06), at which time she also co-directed the Jazz:NOW Festival  with SIMA at the Sydney Opera House. More recently, Zoe has contributed to the 2015 Wangaratta Festival while managing a busy global touring schedule with the likes of Paul Kelly, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins. 

The Umbrellas (9pm)

Led by Peter Dasent since 1985, The Umbrellas have evolved to become of one of Sydney’s most beloved jazz ensembles. Their “unpredictable, surreal, Italian-film-music influenced jazz” (Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet), makes any performance a joy to behold. His stellar band realises Peter’s quirky humour and music vision as they play original music inspired by Frank Zappa, Thelonious Monk, Nina Rota and Tango. 

Peter Dasent (piano/organ/accordion) James Greening (trombone, pocket trumpet, sousaphone) Andrew Robson (alto and baritone saxophone) Andrew Wilkie (vibes and marimba) Zoe Hauptmann (bass) Toby Hall (drums)