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Double Bill: The Subterraneans + Brekky Boy

The Great Club 160-164 Livingstone Rd, Marrickville, NSW, Australia

All-star funk and groovy melodic landscapes If you’re up for a night of music that’ll inspire and excite with a live intensity, then look no further. Since their inception, The Subterraneans have been heralded as Sydney’s go-to band for a thrilling fusion of jazz, funk and rock. From humble beginnings, Brekky Boy made a bold […]


Double Bill: Hammerhead + Josh Meader Trio

Foundry 616 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW, Australia

Hard-swinging groove paired with prodigious skill in an evening of blazing solos An electrifying powerhouse jazz sextet Hammerhead, mix intensity and experienced virtuosic solos. The three piece horn frontline is steeped in the tradition of hard edged modern Jazz, drawing on swingin' hard bop, funk through to soulful ballads. Guitarist Josh Meader showcases his brain-melting […]


Double Bill: Ben Lerner Quartet + Tessie Overmyer Trio

Foundry 616 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW, Australia

Brass is the star in this special double bill showcasing Sydney’s best young horn players. Awarded with a scholarship to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NZ saxophonist Ben Lerner matured his expressive tone under maestros Roger Manins, Will Vinson, Immanuel Wilkins and George Garzone. Now playing alongside the Sydney’s best, Ben has reaped the rewards […]


Double Bill: Mike Nock Sextet + HEKKA

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW, Australia

There is still no shortage of ideas from legendary jazz pianist Mike Nock Mike Nock has endless creativity at his fingertips, and his unwillingness to stop producing phenomenal music is reflected in his new sextet. Featuring 5 ex-students of Nock, Freedman Fellow Hilary Geddes, Label owner Jacques Emery, Sonic Futures Artist Tom Avgenicos, and frequent […]


Double Bill: The Emma Stephenson Quartet + Yutaro Okuda Quartet

Foundry 616 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW, Australia

Throwing yourself into the deep has a unique effect on creativity and innovation. Emma Stephenson has been recognized as a pianist and composer of exceptional ability. Her time abroad saw her play and connect with musicians across the piano bar circuit of New York. In this performance, with a new band that blends modern jazz […]


Double Bill: Wayne Kelly Trio + McMahon/Dewhurst Duo

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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 […]


Zela Margossian Quintet ‘The Road’ Album Launch + Stu Hunter

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW, Australia

“Transitioning among seemingly impossible musical and rhythmic puzzles and into an effortless harmonious whole”- Downbeat Magazine Zela Margossian’s ARIA nominated Quintet is the ethno-jazz band taking Australia by storm. She made international headlines with her signing to US label ‘Ropadope Records’. Her astonishing songs meld Armenian folk, classical and jazz music, into rich textures, tumbling […]


Asteroid Ekosystem + Ilex

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘This is one mighty sonic trip that paints colourful pictures in the mind’ - Loudmouth Magazine The brainchild of shape-shifting pianist Alister Spence, Asteroid Ekosystem is a supergroup for the 21st century featuring pioneering guitarist Ed Kuepper (The Saints, Laughing Clowns), and legendary bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks). With the spontaneity of jazz, the instrumentation […]


Mara! Big Band

Riverside Theatres Corner Market &, Church St, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

Riverside welcomes the world premiere of Zashto? in March as part of SIMA’s Jazz Now Summer 22 Festival. The theme of the Mara! Big Band’s new 60-minute musical suite “Zashto?” (“Why?” in Bulgarian language) is the experience of migration to Australia and the spectre of incarceration (physical and psychological) that has hovered over each wave of migration in […]