Coming up at Colbourne Ave :
07 Jul 2016Ephemera
"The music and more is, truly, out of this world.. this is an intergalactic love song dedication that knows no peer" Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage
Ephemera Ensemble: a musical exploration of celestial landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void. Merging the sound worlds of jazz, classical, experimental and flamenco, and set to real space recordings, the performances create an original sonic experience. Playing music composed by Keyna Wilkins, the ensemble comprises Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute) Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), and Will Gilbert (trumpet) and includes freely improvised sections.
NASA recordings of electromagnetic waves from planets and stars is the backdrop soundtrack and has been constructed by astrophysicist Professor Paul Francis. Each member brings their own unique voice to the ensemble drawing from a multitude of musical backgrounds. Elsen is a new music specialist, Damian is a versatile world musician, Will is a jazz trumpeter and Keyna is a jazz/classical/flamenco musician and composer, who combine to create a distinctive sound world that organically react to stellar concepts. Universe and Universality.
14 Jul 2016Francesca Prihasti
Francesca just got married. She's having a few weeks honeymoon and family time in Jakarta. Coming back to Sydney for one show before she moves to New York for a year.
So she'll be back in 2018 with a Masters of Jazz, but until then it's been slim pickings for the great local-global pianist.
21 Jul 2016My Goodness, McGuiness!
Lucian McGuiness, ladies and gentlemen. it will be quite a grand affair. sarah belkner singing, some extra horns and strings… the whole hog.
28 Jul 2016Tim Clarkson trio
“The stars seem to have aligned themselves… His playing achieves an aim of “stillness” in the air that is certainly evident.”
4/5 stars – Peter Wockner, Jazz and Beyond
The Tim Clarkson Trio is an intimate band with bite to their playing. They bring together elements of music often at odds with each other: their compositions can be rhythmically and melodically intricate, but in spite of this a sense of groove, melodicism and quirky playfulness permeates the band. With a sense of space and occasion, it is music that gets both the head and the heart, not one at expense of the other.
Tim has a unique approach to saxophone-bass-drum trio which shares roles, often turning elements of the music on their head, with bass and drums often at the forefront. Audiences are always delighted and surprised at their musical twists and turns, and the stories they weave. They have been playing together for a decade, toured nationally and their 2013 album “Land of Free Men” has been heavily featured on ABC Radio.
04 Aug 2016A moment in time
An album launch for a four-piece band living on three different continents plus Tasmania.
You can support the production of the album here : https://pozible.com/project/a-moment-in-time-jazz-album
11 Aug 2016TJ Eckleberg
There are those musicians. The ones who create music , but rarely let it out to the world. The ones where you have to wait for years to hear a new song, and it's always perfect. The ones where they only perform once or twice a year, and yet without practice, with only the clarity of imagination, it's perfect.
TJ isa one of those. He has created a seventh album. He's going to play the songs. And spome old ones too, probably. It will be sublime.
As you can imagine, TJ thinks a lot. You can read some of those thoughts : a good place to start is http://tjeckleberg.com/if-you-look-too-long-you-see-angry-lost-young-men/
18 Aug 2016Scattered (and James McLean)
Sam Gill is a young local saxophone player. The type we like. He's played freaky post-jazz with The Prophets, sparse improv with Simon Barker, and new sydney jazz with his own ensembles. To Colbourne Ave he brings Scattered, a sax-led quintet mostly made up of reeds (with accordion as the keyboard reed, and Julia as the string Reid (that was funny before Julia couldn't make the gig)).
Read some of this thoughts on some of his influences here : http://www.jazzgroove.com/selecta-sam-gill/
James McLean will be opening with a solo percussion set. He's from Melbourne, he played a duet with Phil Treloar at colbourne ave last year. It was really great.
25 Aug 2016The Corridors
The Corridors began with a long mid-week residency at Corridor bar in Newtown. They've recorded an album now, and they're stretching their wings, performing as far afield as Marrickville and Glebe.
It's jazz with jive and a rock and roll vibe, Louis Prima and Bull Moose Jackson style. Rockin tenor sax melodies are the order of the day, and there is plenty to go around for everybody.
Justin Fermino and Chris O'Dea : tenor saxes
Slammin Sam 'Shazzam' Dobson : double bass
Nick Meredith : drums
08 Sep 2016Mutiny 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
cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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