The Wires Project is centred around live musical improvised performances directly influenced by projected video and photography. This project is a collaboration between four Sydney based musicians, a Sydney based videographer/visual designer and a Singapore based Photographer.
The overarching motif of the project is to explore the complex interaction between the Australian and Asian world-views and perspectives. Wires seeks to unravel this interaction through an exposition of the conflicts and congruities inherent when visual art and music are combined.
In practical terms the workflow of the project operates like this:
  1. Singaporean photographer Chia Ming Chien has a number or photographic series capturing the life and architecture of South East Asia. These still images are sent to:
  2. Aymeric De Meautis, our Sydney based VFX artist who renders the stills into video sequences utilising various cutting edge imaging techniques.
  3. Musicians Briana Cowlishaw (Vocals), Gavin Ahearn (Piano), Jonathan Zwartz (Bass) and Nic Cecire (Drums) will interpret the video sequences in a live performance.

It's a couple of years since Mark has played at Colbourne Ave. He's been locked away composing new work for the last six months, but he has emerged to play for us.

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind” jazz and classical composer and pianist Mark Isaacs has recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in international jazz yet he also writes symphonies and concertos as well as working as a classical pianist. His Resurgence band has been widely acclaimed and tours internationally and now Mark presents the music in a more intimate setting with Resurgence crew members Brett Hirst (bass) and Tim Firth (drums) along with scintillating young Australian vocalist Briana Cowlishaw.

This is music composed and performed for the listener, not at them. Wonderfully integrated, thoughtful and intelligent…..providing some of the best on the cutting edge of accessible jazz ALL ABOUT JAZZ (USA)

Close your eyes and Bri Cowlishaw will take you places familiar, new, nostalgic, painful, peaceful, visceral, and elsewhere THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE


Maybe you aren't one of Bri's 1200 facebook friends, maybe you didn't follow her adventures through the jazz capitals of the world last year, culminating in the recording of her first album in New York with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Greg Hutchinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Mike Moreno.

but tonight you can hear her beautiful voice fill Colbourne Ave in real life, with a completely different and much more local band - Greg Coffin (piano), Ken Allars (trumpet), James Muller (guitar),Brendan Clarke (bass), Nic Cecire (drums)

A beautiful singer with a great voice who understands the groove.  Bri has been playing all over town this year, and she deserves the great rap she's getting - but this is her farewell gig before she leaves for some jet-setting, so get your last fix...

Briana Cowlishaw (Voice)
Ken Allars (Trumpet)
Greg Coffin (Piano)
Brendan Clarke (Bass)
Nic Cecire (Drums)

colbourne ave reimprovisationcome and discover Sydney’s most unique music space!


A sculpture by Ian Scott will be on sale for $1000.

Beer from Little Creatures, wine and food for sale.

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$20 / $10 lounges, candlelight, tea and coffee - wine, beer, and food available for this night only.

singing Jazz / Latin / Funk originals

This young jazz singer, recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Music, will bring her sweet hot grooves to your loungeroom our lounges.