George is a legend, a brilliant fiddle player and astounding entertainer.  His main-line is gypsy jazz, which he plays with his various duets, trios, and quartets. 

But for his last gig at Colbourne Ave, he got together old friends Peter Locks and Jonathan Zwartz, leaning into some standards and styles you'll rarely hear played or sung like this.

It was fantastic.  We booked another date so we could hear it again.

The master of swing and melodic invention, Mr Bob Barnard, makes his Colbourne debut with the killer trio of Andrew Dickeson, Pete Locke and Brendan Clarke. This is a very rare to hear opportunity to hear Bob play in all-acoustic, beautifully dynamic environment.

George Washingmachine - the most entertaining musician we know.  His gypsy swing is infectious, his jazz chords are genius, his comedic timing is perfect.

George will be playing his Stéphane Grappelli style gypsy jazz fiddle with Peter Locke on piano and Craig Scott on double bass - two of the most good-humoured men on the jazz scene.  They'll be pleasing all of the people.

Piano, violin, double bass.  George is calling it "intimate".

Featuring the most entertaining man in jazz, George Washingmachine, with Sydney's great swing player Peter Locke, and the endlessly creative bass legend, Jonathan Zwartz.  Great jazz, great entertainment, it's going to be all-around great.

Peter grew up listening to early swing recordings, and by the time he was ten he fell in love with Bunny Berigan's trumpet.  He grew up to become a piano player, and there are few musicians today who can move so seamlessly from interpretations of the works of Bix Beiderbecke and Duke Ellington to Be-Bop and beyond.


We'll be celebrating Nat King Cole's 92nd birthday (he only lived to 45) with an evening of his songs from the 40s and 50s.

Playing homage to classic 50s and 60s jazz piano trios - Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, Red Garland etc. Rather than trying to recreate the works of these classic trios note for note - we will be presenting some of their repertoire in our style, aiming to capture a certain "classic" trio sound in terms of dynamics, finesse and arrangements.

Andrew Dickeson is steeped in this history, lecturing in jazz drumming at the sydney conservatorium. Peter Locke is the perfect pianist for the project - he is an unsung talent & a master of many styles. With Alex Boneham on bass it will be a magic combination.

Four Thursdays in November, 2006 : Barney Wakeford curated this incredible series of solo pianists.

2 Nov:
Bill Risby | Barney Wakeford

9 Nov:
Matt McMahon | Peter Locke

16 Nov:
Free For All : Piano Orchestra

23 Nov:
Judy Bailey | Kevin Hunt

30 Nov:
Mike Nock | Kenny Powell