Sydney Int’l Women’s Jazz Festival
Magical and diverse music experiences with global artists
Explore the festival program
Melissa Aldana, the fiery Chilean saxophonist hits Australian shores this October, bringing her profound & emotive music to the York Theatre – presented by SIMA. Her latest album 12 Stars confirms her development into a major voice in jazz internationally. Aldana balances vulnerability and victory, and plays with an easy warmth that’s a pleasure to listen to.
Marlene Cummins is a saxophonist, activist and proud Guguyelandji, and Woppaburra woman. This world premiere will speak of the shared experiences of First Nations jazz and blues women before & after the Aboriginal Rights Movement. She’ll be celebrating these pioneering artists through her music and stories.
About the Festival
Amy Curl – Festival Director
Zoe Hauptmann & Peter Rechniewski– Artistic Directors
Reuben White – Marketing Manager
Emma Collison & Chris Ruhle – Publicist
Monica Higgins – Festival branding and web design
The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival is proudly supported by the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation, the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts.
We are very thankful for their contributions, and hope you enjoy the diverse music on offer!