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Sydney Int'l Women's Jazz Festival

On Sale Monday 22nd August

Coming Soon


Regional Tours

Taking jazz on the road


Freedman Fellowship Awards


Ruby's Outdoor Music Club

Hot jazz under the stars


Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Contemporary jazz in a regional winter wonderland returns in 2023


Sydney Con Jazz Festival

Take yourself on a musical adventure. Returning 2023



Young Women's Jazz Workshop


Music Business


Sonic Futures


Cool for School


Emerging Composers' Mentorship



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Help us guarantee the future of jazz in Australia by giving a tax-deductible gift to SIMA.

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Become a member now and reap the discounts year round – meet the artists and enjoy giveaways, special offers, and invitations to special events.

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Why become a SIMA supporter?

SIMA is a national leader, that’s been supporting jazz and improvised music for over thirty-five years.

We value our musicians equally as our supporters – and strive to present original, intriguing, and immersive music experiences.

Performance Programs

SIMA at it’s core, presents local, national, and international performances and festivals to give artists the opportunity to present their original work. We work in partnership with the musicians to ensure our music experiences support their music and vision.

Young Composers Mentorships

Emerging or mid-career composers are paired with a leading Australian artist, for an 8-week mentorship to write a new work for a large jazz ensemble.

Cool for School

An interactive workshop program that gives students an unforgettable taste of the magic of improvised music.

Young Women’s Jazz Workshops

Developed in partnership with Dr. Sandy Evans OAM in 2002, the Young Women’s Jazz Workshops have played a transformative role for countless musicians aged 12 and up around Australia.

Freedman Music Fellowships

Bringing together the nation’s most outstanding young musicians under 35 for an exciting finale and grand prize!

Regional Touring

Supporting musicians to present their work across NSW.


Annual Membership

$60, $50 (conc), $35 (musicians)

Three Year Membership

$150, $135 (conc), $75 (musician)

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Member Benefits
  • Up to 25% discount on our events & festivals
  • Exclusive free tickets to member-only events and select VIP experiences.
  • Free give-aways to non-SIMA gigs, events, and merchandise
  • Discount at Birdland Records