John Blenkhorn returns to colbourne ave to do a final trio show  before jetting off to Ascona switzerland to play at the jazz festival there with an all australian band featuring emma pask and bob henderson.

John is one of Sydneys finest guitarist and has performed and recorded with the likes of George Washingmachine and US trumpet giant and Harry Connick Jnr band member,  Leroy Jones.
Tonight John will perform with Barney Wakeford (piano) and Tom Wade (bass), playing original arrangements of repetoire by Wes Montgomery, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Kenny Burrell.

Guitarist Ben Panucci is part of a new generation of young jazz musicians with an immediate appeal and individual sound and approach.  Accompanied by Alex Boneham on bass and James Waples, this will be young Sydney jazz at it's best, in a space perfect to appreciate the range and subtlety of these three very versatile players.

Playing Jazz spiced with Afro-Brazilian rhythms, the band includes long time collaborator and bass man, Hugh Fraser; distinguished emerging guitarist, Aaron Flower and American percussionist Chris Field.  Read more at, or check the great story while you listen at

This is a special one-off FRIDAY concert, to celebrate the birthdays of Guy and Aaron!

Mark waited a long long time to record this first celebrated album.  Melding Jewish tradition with contemporary Australian jazz, it is a ground-breaking musical odyssey.  At times haunting, yet melodic and beautiful, the group strikes a skillful balance  between moments of intensity and tranquillity. Generations explores Markʼs musical roots and heritage combining ancient modes with modern themes. Markʼs research work, part of a Master of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium, examines the linkages between  Jewish cantorial singing and jazz improvisation.

Mark Ginsburg - saxophones : Greg Coffin - piano : Karl Dunnicliff - bass : Tim Firth - drums

Guitarist Ben Panucci is part of a new generation of young jazz musicians with an immediate appeal and individual sound and approach.  Accompanied by Alex Boneham on bass and Jody Michael on drums this will be a special event...

With Sam Dobson (bass) and Jodie Michael (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.

Nigel Date (guitar), Daniel Weltlinger (violin), Stan Valacos (double bass), Tim Bradley (drums)

This sophisticated jazz ensemble is well known for its swinging renditions of the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of the ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’.

Come along and settle in on one of our lounges for what will be a fabulous night of ‘Gypsy Jazz’, and your last chance to see Daniel play before he leaves to tour the world with Lulo Reinhardt.

Two men who have taught and inspired generations of Sydney jazz musicians. Absolute legends, i'm not even going to say more than that.

From the early 20th century to the not so distant past, the Pre-Loved will  take you on a musical journey guaranteed to entertain and breathe new life into songs from days gone by.  Take a trip down memory lane as The Pre-Loved revive the lost art of harmony singing in an feel-good acoustic instrumental setting.

The Pre-Loved are Jess Green and Arne Hanna on vocals and guitars and Nick Hoorweg on vocals and double bass.

I love watching family members improvise together.  Those moments of dischord which go right back to fighting over the last bowl of coco pops, the resolution that comes from knowing you'll be brothers your whole life. 
Ben and James Waples have both been finalists in the Wangaratta jazz competition and currently comprise two thirds of the Mike Nock trio.  It'll be perfect.

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