SIMA Presents Ruby’s Autumn Socials at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre supported by the City of Sydney


Friday April 9 – 6pm
The JukeJoint Three
Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

Australia’s finest blues musicians bring boog-a-loo Friday night vibes to our beautiful park-side bar. Featuring ‘Continental’ Robert Susz ‘Hit Single’ Adam Pringle (guitar) ‘Skinny Jr’ Antero Ceschin (drums)!

Nothing but the blues – uhhh!


Friday April 23 – 6pm
The Hauptmann Trio
Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

Ben Hauptmann is a highly regarded Australian jazz guitarist, winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. He has shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Gurrumul, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Katie Noonan, Lior, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Paul Dempsy, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld. Zoe Hauptmann is an in-demand bassist for Missy Higgins and Ian Moss and the Artist and Musical Director of the Australian Women in Music Awards, SIMA and Wangaratta Festival. James Hauptmann is a drummer with groups Bluejuice, James Ryan Trio, Keijzer McGuiness Quintet, The Steve Hunter Band, The Subterraneans.

Over achieving musical family? Perhaps. Amazing music? Yeah.


Friday May 7 – 6pm
Kate Wadey Trio
Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

Vocalist Kate Wadey’s is quickly gaining recognition for her sweet, sure and rich voice that exudes effortless charm and sophistication. Warmly embraced by a band of excellent and celebrated accompanying musicians, Wadey sings standards selected for their particularly fine character. Without fuss or bravado but with pure assurance, she navigates the emotions and melody with equal skill; a brilliant young artist displaying a level of craft beyond her years, and producing fine, characterful and swinging jazz fare for the ears.


Friday May 21 – 6pm
Queen Porter Stomp
Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

Queen Porter Stomp uses their dirty swamp magic to shake up the blues and energize your body into dancing. Their harmonies seduce like a warm summer’s day, with blazing horns that scream straight to your soul and a banjo that exorcises demons on the wrong side of midnight – this band gets everyone in the room dancing. Shine those shoes, and undo that top button – This is Queen Porter Stomp!