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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.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Double Bill: Mike Nock Sextet + HEKKA

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

There is still no shortage of ideas from legendary jazz pianist Mike Nock Mike Nock has endless creativity at his fingertips, and his unwillingness to stop producing phenomenal music is reflected in his new sextet. Featuring 5 ex-students of Nock, Freedman Fellow Hilary Geddes, Label owner Jacques Emery, Sonic Futures Artist Tom Avgenicos, and frequent […]


Double Bill: Emanation + Delay 45

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

Emerging musicians with bold creativity and innovation that’s equal to the masters Chloe Kim has established herself as a rivetting performer who continues to extend the language of jazz and improvised drumming. Now with the support of SIMA, Chloe has developed a new all-star project that draws on her memories of growing up listening to […]


Double Bill: Claire Cross: Into Light + COAST

Mary's Underground 29 Reiby Pl, Sydney, NSW

Embark on a genre-bending journey that will stretch your imagination. Claire Cross presents her latest project “Into Light” - an immersive, electro-acoustic suite that swells with lush textures and delicate melodies. Commissioned by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the all-Melbourne project features outstanding young saxophonist Flora Carbo. Paul Derricott earned his stripes playing in multiple […]