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Freedman Fellowship Awards

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Freedman Jazz Fellowship

The thrilling finale concert at the Sydney Opera House on September 3rd!

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Microfiche Tour

“music filled with light” –  The Music Trust

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Sydney Intl Women's Jazz Festival

Turns 11 This November

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Ruby's Outdoor Music Club

Hot jazz under the stars

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Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Contemporary jazz in a regional winter wonderland returns in 2023

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Sydney Con Jazz Festival

Take yourself on a musical adventure. Returning 2023

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Double Bill: The Emma Stephenson Quartet + Yutaro Okuda Quartet

Foundry 616 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW

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 […]

$35

Double Bill: Wayne Kelly Trio + McMahon/Dewhurst Duo

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

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 […]

$40

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

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

“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 […]

$45

Asteroid Ekosystem + Ilex

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

‘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 […]

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Mara! Big Band

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

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 […]

Sydney Con Jazz Festival

Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney, NSW

Boasting world-class performance spaces nestled in the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music throws open its doors for an all-day jazz festival featuring over 100 artists.

Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Orange, NSW Orange, NSW

Get set for a weekend of great music and fine wine in the rural winter wonderland of Orange. This beautiful and historic township plays host to Australia’s most electrifying artists across the June long weekend 2022.

Matt McMahon meets the South Coast Big Band

Foundry 616 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW

Featuring the incredible jazz pianist Matt McMahon, the 19-piece South Coast Big Band will bring a powerhouse of energy to his specially orchestrated compositions.

The Intimacy of Jazz: NOW – SOLD OUT!

Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

Join us in the acoustic splendour of the Utzon Room and enjoy three impassioned musicians, who’ll use the beauty of simplicity to explore the intimacy of jazz.

The Energy of Jazz: NOW – SOLD OUT!

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

Two new projects reveal the spectrum of what Jazz is today. Expect colourful, profound and imaginative new music.

The Colours of Jazz: NOW – FINAL TICKETS!

Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

Journey through the vibrant colours of jazz with us, from textural sonic exploration, high energy grooves and exhilarating spontaneous dialogue, through to evocative meditations on melody & rhythm.

Freedman Classical – Finale Concert

Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

After a nation-wide search for the most creative classical instrumentalist 35 years and under, three finalists compete live in concert for the title of the 2022 Freedman Classical Fellowship