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Double Bill: Wayne Kelly Trio + McMahon/Dewhurst Duo

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Masterful jazz and time-honed talent

Canberra’s Wayne Kelly brings his hard-swinging trio to SIMA’s Summer Festival.

Having played with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker and Roy Hargrove, Wayne’s heavy-weight rhythm section features National Jazz Award-winner Brendon Clarke and king of swing, prolific drummer Andrew Dickeson.

Drawing on Kelly’s thirty years of experience and fresh inquiry, expect swinging standards and the spice of Afro-Cuban rhythms.

In equal mastery, long-time collaborators award-winning pianist Matt McMahon and guitarist Carl Dewhurst present new material from their duo project ‘Trapeze for Two Atoms’ in an enlightening journey that traverses jazz and folk idioms, groove-based music and a touch of the Avant Garde.

Wayne Kelly – Piano
Brendon Clarke – Bass
Andrew Dickeson – Drums
Matt McMahon – Piano
Carl Dewhurst – Guitar

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.


Mary’s Underground
29 Reiby Pl
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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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.