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Hillary Geddes

Over the last few years the concept of slow TV has become quite the phenomenon, in large part thanks to SBS and their multi-hour long rail journey productions. In March this concept takes a new twist thanks to jazz guitarist Hillary Geddes and SIMA. On March 11 Geddes and her quartet will be performing improvised […]

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival – Mahalia Barnes

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and live music slowly comes back to life in Sydney and wonderful new event championing the fantastic female artists in our city is set to return in the coming weeks. The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) is a yearly highlight on the live music calendar, but will be […]

Jake Mason Trio

Best known for his work with Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Jake Mason is a multi-instrumentalist and prolific songwriter who has released 12 albums, gained multi-platinum sales worldwide and established his own label and production house. Despite this incredibly impressive list of accolades Jake Mason has never been satisfied by simply sticking to a tried and true […]

Pataphysics – Tip Of The Spear

In the last few years we’ve witnessed a revolution in the rap game. Where the main topics were once women, money and thugs they’ve since been replaced with more thoughtful topics which explore the social issues of racism, classism and economics. Aussie rapper and producer Pataphysics continues this new style of rap in his latest […]

Winston Surfshirt – Sponge Cake

The debut record from Sydney group Winston Surfshirt is a little bit pop and a little bit hip-hop with just a touch of West Coast rap adding the icing on the cake. Throughout the 16 track offering the group serve up bright, airy songs which are perfect for a lazy summer afternoon listen but the […]

BEST DATE NIGHT – JAZUSHI

Sushi and jazz may be a match made in heaven – a sophisticated and elegant combo. Enjoy the salmon sashimi and wagyu beef while smooth musicians fulfil your La La Land fantasies with delightful live jazz music at Jazushi. It's a unique dining experience. The beautiful interior decor, the mood lighting and scrumptious food, makes […]

The Meltdown

The Meltdown have brewed up a concoction of songs which defy genre boundaries by blending in elements from jazz, blues, southern soul, roots, gospel and just a pinch of country. With so many elements playing a part in these songs it was crucial that they had one binding force, which comes in the form of […]

Foundry616 Third Anniversary

In the time since Foundry616 first opened its doors in 2013, the jazz club has fostered a significant number of burgeoning young Australian talent whilst also growing the reputation of the club within the scene to the point where it is now considered a cornerstone of Sydney’s jazz music scene. For founder Peter Rechniewsk, opening […]

Ewan Mackenzie and Swing Dynamique – self-titled

The familiar jazz melody makes the listener nostalgic for a time they haven’t lived. Evoking false memories of parties driven by music which seems to have a life of its own, weaving a story with plenty of ups, downs and nuances to last the evening. Mostly instrumental, the listener can focus on the differences in […]

THE NAKED CITY: THE REAL SURPLUS – OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

After WWII the Australian Government offloaded a massive amount of military equipment in a giant fire sale – everything from heavy army vehicles to boots and catering equipment. Many of the smaller items ended up in so called ‘war surplus stores’ which proliferated in Australia for decades to come. Whilst the stores continued to stock […]