The annual SIMA Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival is in its third year, highlighting some of the best female jazz – from both Australia and abroad.
The 2014 Festival is headlined by the acclaimed singer Dee Alexander from Chicago. She will be in town for three gigs at the Foundry 616 venue. Sydney’s own Hannah James is on the bill, and she will be launching her new album Triliphonywith her trio.
Another international act with local roots in town for the festival is Sarah McKenzie, who was originally from Western Australia and is now based in Boston. Also visiting is ex-pat is Lisa Parrott, coming from New York to perform at the Sound Lounge.
Melbourne’s Andrea Keller has a new project ‘Komedia’, featuring trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky, saxophonist Gai Bryant is joined by Cuban percussionist Roman Justo Pelladito and her 18 piece big band.
There are also lots of activities going on, from jam sessions to seminars and master classes. You can check out the full program here at the SIMA Website.