jazz and improvised music

ACT young women's jazz workshops 2017 showcase
DATE Sunday 17 September 2017
TIME 7pm
VENUE The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra City West
TICKETS $10 from The Street Theatre

SIMA's Young Women's Jazz Workshops, est. 2002

Enjoy an evening of energetic jazz as Canberra’s emerging generation of young soloists display their bold new jazz skills. With ages ranging 14 – 18 years old, participants have honed their jazz skills in brass, percussion, strings, vocals and more during the ACT Young Women's Jazz Workshops.

Taking place annually across the nation at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the ANU School of Music and WAAPA in Perth, the Young Women's Jazz Workshop program is recognised as the leading course for young women who are interested in pursuing a jazz career, and won the State Award for Excellence in Music Education at the 2017 Art Music Awards. 

Directed by pianist, vocalist, educator Clare Fitzgerald and guitarist, vocalist, composer, educator Jessica Green, with the added tutelage of ANU’s Distinguished Artist in Residence, Miroslav Bukovsky, this will be the students' graduating concert.

The evening will also feature a special performance from Course Co-Director Clare Fitzgerald's band The Telepathetics, comprising drummer Steve Fitzgerald and bassist Alec Coulson. The Telepathetics were born out of a shared love of Ben Folds, Herbie Hancock and Frank Zappa. They have performed numerous times at the Merimbula Jazz Festival, and play regularly at the usual Canberra spots.

Come and support our newest female jazz artists-in-the-making and share in their excitement, new skills and confidence!
Tickets here.