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Jazz: NOW

Intimacy | Energy | Colours
July 16 – 23

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Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Contemporary jazz in a regional winter wonderland

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Sydney Con Jazz Festival

Take yourself on a musical adventure.

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Freedman Fellowship Awards

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Regional Tours

Taking jazz on the road

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Hilary Geddes Quartet Tour

“A strikingly distinctive guitarist” – SMH

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The catholics Tour

“still sounding like no one else” – SMH

Coming Soon

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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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Young Women's Jazz Workshop

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Sonic Futures

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Cool for School

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Emerging Composers' Mentorship

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Sonic
Futures

SIMA’s emerging artist initiative

Artists can develop their practice through developing original material for the professional stage, arranging, recording/mixing & mastering, releasing music and expanding their industry networks.

Supported by SIMA’s marketing and publicity team, participants are featured in our Jazz:Now performance program. In 2020 due to Covid-19 the Sonic Futures program was postponed until 2021.

2019Artist

 

Joshua Meader

At 22 years of age and in his final year at the Sydney Conservatorium, virtuosic guitarist Joshua Meader is gaining recognition for his work as a soloist with national big bands such as the SCM Jazz Orchestra, recently featuring on the inaugural Trans-Tasman Youth Orchestra recording directed by Dave Theak and Dave Lisik (NZ). His music draws on range of styles including be-bop, hip-hop, groove-based/funk, contemporary jazz and popular music. His original compositions which are infused with odd-time signature grooves, improvisation and textural explorations and will be brought to life tonight by his Sonic Future’s collaborators selected by Joshua.

Previous artists

2019

Chloe Kim (percussion)

2018

Jacques Emery (bass)
Felix Bornholdt (piano)

2017

Thomas Avgenicos (trumpet)
Michael Avgenicos (saxophone)

2016

Melissa Money (saxophone)