Helen Sung with the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective (USA/Australia)

“… the quality of her touch, like her grasp of harmony and form, has never been in doubt.” New York Times. Identified by Wynton Marsalis as an artist to watch and winner of the Mary Lou Williams piano competition, Helen Sung seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds.  This concert with also feature the world-premiere of “SaltContinue reading “Helen Sung with the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective (USA/Australia)”

Andrea Keller’s Still Night: Music in Poetry Featuring Vince Jones

“Both exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving … its effect on the audience was galvanizing and palpable.” – Iain Grandage, Artistic Director, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival  Andrea Keller’s Still Night – a song-cycle combining poetry and original music – is an exquisitely beautiful meditation on grief and loss. Featuring Vince Jones.  Support artist: Bonniesongs 7.30pm Thursday 8thContinue reading “Andrea Keller’s Still Night: Music in Poetry Featuring Vince Jones”

Emma Pask

“She is the real thing!” – James Morrison The award-winning vocalist has firmly established herself as one of Australia’s favorite voices in jazz.  Spotted as a future star at 16 by multi-instrumentalist James Morrison during one of his regular school visits, her career has maintained an upward trajectory ever since. 8.30pm Saturday 10th November, FoundryContinue reading “Emma Pask”

Queen Porter Stomp

“Awesome, upbeat lifting music. It’s so good – it’s just got such sass about it.” – Eastside Radio 89.7 FM  Queen Porter Stomp gets every room dancing with a musical gumbo made up of dirty swamp blues, seductive harmonies and blazing horns.  2.00pm Sunday 11th November, Lord Wolseley Free Event! Queen Porter Stomp uses itsContinue reading “Queen Porter Stomp”

Double Bill: Judy Bailey Trio and Freyja Garbett Quartet

One of the Australia’s most extraordinary artists, Judy Bailey holds a special place in our jazz history as one of this country’s earliest and most prominent female jazz musicians – a pioneer performer, composer and teacher.  “A rhythm section’s dream pianist.” – John Shand, SMH  “Without doubt one of Australia’s most extraordinary artists.” – Simon Barker,Continue reading “Double Bill: Judy Bailey Trio and Freyja Garbett Quartet”

Sirens Big Band presents [A]part

“This jazz ensemble… can roar as one like an Ethiopian lion or fly like a bullet train, and yet also bristles with world-class soloists who are given free rein to blow and blow and blow.” OrangePress.net   Dynamic super-collective, Sirens Big Band performs an epic 1 hour suite by Ellen Kirkwood, featuring Andrea Keller (piano), Sandy Evans (saxophones) and GianContinue reading “Sirens Big Band presents [A]part”

Kira Kira: Bright Force (Japan/Australia)

An absolute triumph…incredibly successful collectivism and mutual awareness of the creative process.’ Roger Mitchell, AusJazz  Explosive and beautiful, Kira Kira features internationally acclaimed Japanese improvisers and composers Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, and Australian keyboard player composer, Alister Spence. ‘She could be the most important creative musicians of our time (Satoko Fujii)’, Allmusic Supported artists: JACHLO Chloe KimContinue reading “Kira Kira: Bright Force (Japan/Australia)”

Sanna Ruohoniemi (Finland/Australia)

”Seamlessly she moves between Finnish, Norwegian, English and Swedish, and fast-flying scat singing. Between Norwegian blues, meandering ballad stories and bebop-wallop.” – Leif Carlsson, Lira  Finland’s best young singer, Sanna Ruohoniemi is known for her improvisational verve, successfully melding the open-sky freedom of jazz with the rich folk traditions of her homeland.  8.30pm Thursday 15th November, FoundryContinue reading “Sanna Ruohoniemi (Finland/Australia)”