Our last concert for the year.  It'll be a celebration, i can tell you that.  and Virna has the voice to bring it.

This will be a duet (my favourite!) with Phil Stack, an amazing force of musical energy.  They've been playing together for years, exploring and improvising, pushing standards into unusual shapes, stripping pop songs back to the simplest nuance.  Drawing from Virna's deep knowledge of vocal traditions and Phil's atmospheric heights of jazz and rock, they'll build something completely different from scratch.  It'll be very exciting.

Just a couple of days before christmas, a chance to lose yourself in great art before it all turns to holidays.

Darrin launches his CD: Melancholy Woods.

The recording is a selection of Archer originals and features Sam Anning and Raj Jayaweera. With both of these players now residing in New York, he will be joined two of Sydney’s finest: Phil Stack (bass) and Tim Firth (drums).

Darrin studied composition at Latrobe University and Jazz Piano at Sydney Conservatorium, and now resides in Melbourne. He won the Jazz Action Society Composition competition in 1996, was a finalist in the 2003 MusicOz songwriting competition (Jazz Category), and was a semi-finalist in The National Jazz Awards (2006). In 2008 he studied at Banff Centre, Canada (under the direction of Dave Douglas), and got a lesson from Marc Copland in New York. He has just been awarded the 2013 APRA Composer Commission for the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival.


Come and join the Tim Clarkson Trio for a magical Saturday twilight concert in what is surely Sydney’s most unique and inspiring music venue – the Café Church Space at Colbourne Avenue. Set in a beautifully restored heritage building Colbourne Avenue is renowned for its superb acoustics and intimate audience friendly setting. It’s the perfect environment to hear Tim and his trio reprise the launch of his outstanding Jazzgroove album CRAB and celebrate the beginning of the festive season.

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Tim Clarkson - tenor saxophone
Phil Stack - double bass
Cameron Reid - drums / percussion