Coming up at Colbourne Ave :

  • 01 Sep 2016

    The band features the intuitive and soul stirring vocals of Samoan musicians Steve Ale, Asinate Fonua, Mariah Filoa, Kate Lauina and Loma Schaff. These 5 vocalists have roots in gospel and church music and have an intuitive way of blending and harmonizing with each other that is incredible and beautiful at the same time. The rhythm section contains bassist James Haselwood, drummer Hamish Stuart and pianist Gavin Ahearn. The music is a Unified blend of the influences/vision of all the musicians on stage; gospel, jazz, soul, r&b, pop, world and beyond.  

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  • 08 Sep 2016
    Mutiny Music by Baecastuff

    One of the great jazz suites to have emerged from Sydney in recent years : A modern music show based on the story, music and culture that developed as a direct consequence of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the clash of Tahitian and English cultures which developed into the language and song of the of the Pitcairn and Norfolk islanders. 

    Rick Robertson – Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
    Phil Slater – Trumpet
    Matt McMahon – Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano, Hammond Organ
    Alexander Hewetson – Acoustic and Fender Bass
    Simon Barker – Drums and Log Drums
    Aykho Akhrif – Percussion


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  • 09 Sep 2016

    Martha says :

    I am so very excited to announce this gig! It has been a some time between shows and in the interim I have written a whole set of new original material which I can't wait to share with you! I'll be perfoming this accompanied by the incredible Jonathan Zwartz on bowed double bass and we are very lucky to have the amazing Mike Nock perform an opening solo set on piano.

    Our friend Simon Rippingale is filming the concert, so wear your best, and come along to what promises to be a very intimate and special night.

    Special thanks to Andrew Lorien and the Glebe Justice Centre.

    Date- Friday September 9th. Doors- 7:00pm.
    Tickets (purchased on the door) $20/ $15

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  • 29 Sep 2016

    Once a week, in the cafe at the arts community in Tasmania where Spike lives, he and Lea play a jazz duet.  They've been doing it for years.

    Spike is one of Australia's great jazz saxophone players.  So it's a bit of a surprise...

    Spike Mason : piano

    Lea Mason : vocals

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  • 06 Oct 2016

    John is a great player of the American songbook part of jazz piano.  He's one of our favourite players, solo or in an ensemble.

    This week he will be supporting Grace Chung, who sings the great songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman

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  • 13 Oct 2016

    A recent review characterised Phil Treloar as an enigmatic philosopher; one for whom clarity lies in the doing. An overview of the major “Works” in his compositional output will verify this observation. Treloar’s work has been, from the outset, visionary and devoted.  The rigours of Treloar’s compositional output is equally matched by his performing career. He has performed extensively with many of Australia’s premiere groups and individuals as well as with internationals and these in the ‘legit’, the jazz, and the improvisation genres. He has established a creative legacy that has, and will remain, beneficial for generations to come.

    Phil Treloar’s guiding light is Collective Autonomy, a term he coined many years ago to signify his life-philosophy, while Primal Communication: Truth–Faith–Trust, continues to be his credo.  This year he turns seventy.

    Phil's special guest will be Simon de Haan, an improvisor who has followed his own muse, delving into trombone sonics and group soundworlds with a rigour most might, at best, dream of. He has rendered state-of-the-art performances by composers that range from Brian Ferneyhough to John Cage to Luciano Berio.   In addition to having works written specifically for his virtuosic abilities as a trombonist, he has also commissioned many

    ensemble works for the express purpose of exploring the intersection where improvised and notated music meet. Crucial to this has been a focus on audience reception. Simone has toured internationally as a master teacher, soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. He has taught, inspired, guided, and encouraged young performers and budding creative artists, several of whom are now acknowledged as leaders in their chosen field. This year he returns to performing after an extensive break.

    Phil has composed a new work for solo trombone, and a new work for the duo.  In addition they will each perform a solo improvisation, and a duo improvisation.

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  • 20 Oct 2016
    Steve and Hannah Cooper

    Steve and Hannah live in the same community in Tasmania as Spike Mason.  They travel the country working with all sorts of communities, inspiring people to engage with their creativity.

    For us, they will perform some of their song and dance numbers :

    - two  "Becoming Australian" performances : live and recorded music/dance/story with film
    - multi-tracked vocal performance
    - straight-up piano jazz
    - dance/music/words improvisation(s) performance with Spike Mason
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  • 27 Oct 2016
    Grey Wing Trio

    Luke was one of the three finalists for this years Friedman Jazz Fellowship.

    The Grey Wing Trio was Forged in Sydney's suburban hustle and bustle, the musicians realised their distinct musical rapport and hyper-lyrical zeal when they first played together in 2011.

    Luke Sweeting (piano), Ken Allars (trumpet) and Finn Ryan's (drums)  improvising plays off compositions that are often delicate and texturally versatile. Described as intriguing and impulsive and, yes, epic, Grey Wing Trio playfully explore alternate forms and endings, discovering in-the-moment colours.

    Luke Sweeting is an incredible pianist and composer, having toured with Swedish-Australian ensemble Svelia, the Antipodes Sextet and various projects. His previous releases include "People and Lightbulbs" (Luke Sweeting Sextet) and duo album "The Great Unknown" with vocalist Rachael Thoms. He has also recorded and arranged with the Australian 2012 Generations in Jazz vocal winner Liam Budge.

    Ken Allars has already the ears of the nation, performing on the Australian ARIA award winning album Hear and Know by Mike Nock and also winning the James Morrison Generations in Jazz scholarship in 2011.

    Finn Ryan is distinctly remarkable for his improvising with the electro-acoustic trio 3ofmillions, the free style African Dance ensemble Prophets and his strong connection with Sydney/European improvising legends Jim Denley and Tony Buck.

    Grey Wing Trio draw their music from diverse influences; certainly jazz with heavy interests from twentieth century and early classical music, folk traditions and texture-based improvisational music. The band's name pays homage to a peaceful and now rare Australian budgerigar: the Greywing.


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  • 03 Nov 2016

    Kelly is a pianist from Tasmania : a great improvisor with a great groove.  His last concert for us was beautiful, we booked him immediately for his next Sydney trip.


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  • 10 Nov 2016
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