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Sydney International Jazz Festival and Anthony & Sharon Lee Foundation

www.sima.org.au

Fourth Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival 2015
Wed 4 – Sun 15 November

THANK YOU!

One of the stated aims of this year’s Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival was to share a “program that celebrated the joy of life, creativity and youthful energy, as conveyed through music.” From the opening night performance of Canadian Jane Bunnett and her remarkable Cuban group Maqueque, right through until Mimi Jones and Camille Thurman’s final uplifting show at Foundry 616, this was certainly the case. In between there were wonderful performances from a diverse range of artists, at venues all over town, drawn from an inspiring roster of Australian artists. SIMA would like to thank everybody involved in the Festival from the musicians, the sound crew, the volunteers, the club owners and staff, those that donated instruments and the media for their generous and enthusiastic support – as well as the many patrons who attended over the twelve days of the festival. There are too many memorable moments to recall here but check out these reviews from John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald and a selection of pictorial highlights.

 KristinKristin Berardi

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DSC_4403Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

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Mimi Jones and Camille Thurman

Jane Bunnett/Maqueque –

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/jane-bunnett-review-all-smiles-as-womens-jazz-festival-lights-up-a-cuban-20151105-gkr6c1.html

Ellen Kirkwood Mievelle Project –

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/ellen-kirkwood-review-china-mievilles-weird-work-looms-large-in-music-20151111-gkvwv5.html

Mimi Jones/Camille Thurman Quartet –

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/mimi-jones-and-camille-thurman-review-the-past-present-the-future-in-mind-20151114-gkxz0p.html

 

2015 Programme:

JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE  (Canada and Cuba), FIONA JOY and the BLUE DREAM ENSEMBLE (Australia), MIMI JONES – CAMILLE THURMAN QUARTET (USA), KRISTIN BERARDI with SEAN FORAN and RAFAEL KARLEN (Australia), DIVERGENCE JAZZ ORCHESTRA conducted by JENNA CAVE (Australia), ELLEN KIRKWOOD’s Mieville Project (Australia), ALEX HAHN & THE BLUE RIDERS (Australia), MICHELLE NICOLLE QUARTET (Australia), SANDY EVANS TRIO with BOBBY SINGH (Australia), THE BOP DARLINGS feat. VIRNA SANZONE (Australia), LAURA ALTMAN and PETER FARRAR, MARY RAPP QUARTET, FRANCESCA PRIHASTI TRIO (Australia)