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MEME Wars + Lawskowski/Okuda/Fields Trio

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


A modern neo-soul big band whose style reflects our digital zeitgeist

Our modern culture of non-stop information transfer influences this set of songs flowing, one style into the next, mirroring the chemistry of this eclectic band.

To open, a trio of instrumentalists featuring Karl Lawskowski, Yutaro Okuda and Chris Fields push the boundaries of contemporary improvised music while dipping into rock, jazz and groove.

Steph Russell – Vocals/Composer
Ellen Mara – Vocals
MC P Smurf – Rap
Yutaro Okuda – Guitar
Chris Fields – Percussion
Alex Hirlian – Drums
Dave Quinn – Bass
Jason Bruer – Alto Sax
Karl Lawskowski – Tenor Sax
Simon Ferenci – Trumpet
Gavin Ahearn – Keys/Composer

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.


February 12
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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3a Joynton Ave
Zetland, NSW 2017 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.