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Double Bill: Audrey Powne + Alex Hirlian Quintet

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Melbourne’s queen of groove joins forces with a futuristic ensemble in a non-stop double-bill.

Melbourne’s Audrey Powne fuses traditional pop song-writing with elements of RnB, Hip Hop and the freedom of improvised music. Her intimate and warm vocals, spacey instrumental passages and silky smooth new-school jazz caught the attention of international jazz taste-maker Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio / WWFM).

In the inspirit of jazz and spontaneity, Alex Hirlian (2018 National Jazz Award) premieres his brand-new quintet in their first fiery performance promising skill, creativity and flair. Tonight is a preview of Alex’s new album to be released on ABC Jazz.

Trust the taste-makers and see what the fuss is about.

Audrey Powne: Trumpet/Vox
James Bowers: Keys
Myka Wallace: Drums
Tim Curnick: Bass
Michael Avgenicos – Saxophone
Josh Meader – Guitar
Matthew Thomson – Keys
Nick Henderson – Bass
Alex Hirlian – Drums

SIMA would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW, Live Music Australia and Australia Council for the arts for their generous funding towards the Jazz:NOW Summer Festival program.


The Great Club
160-164 Livingstone Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
(02) 7910 8542
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SIMA acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that on this land sovereignty was never ceded, It always was, always is, always will be Aboriginal land.