Category Archives: Performances

cover of the book Testimony: The Legend of Charlie Parker. Shows saxophone player in silhouette

5 September – Testimony to be featured on ABC Jazz

cover of the book Testimony: The Legend of Charlie Parker. Shows saxophone player in silhouette
Testimony: the Legend of Charlie Parker

Listen out for a special broadcast of tracks from Testimony on ABC Jazz this Friday 5 Setpember. Gerry Koster of Jazz Up Late devotes the program to this very special recording – and if you can’t make Friday night, the program is available afterwards via Audio on Demand


Read Sandy’s Testimony page

Jazz Up Late with Gerry Koster  –

Listen again after the show –

8 May – bass player Steve Elphick reunites with Sandy Evans

“It’s such a rare treat to play with Steve”

steve-elphickIn this special concert setting at Foundry616, renowned saxophonist/composer, OA and multiple award winner, Sandy Evans, continues her acclaimed collaboration with tabla player Bobby Singh, one of Australia’s leading Indian musicians, forging unique musical territory – an extraordinary kaleidoscope of colour, rhythm and melody.

Sandy’s trio is long established as one of Australia’s great jazz groups, but this concert is special not only for the addition of tabla player Bobby Singh, who once more brings his spellbinding playing to the stage, but also for the fact bassist Steve Elphick will take the place of regular Brett Hirst.

Audiences lucky enough to have heard Steve play with Sandy over the past two decades will know what an extraordinary jazz musician he is and how he shares a strong on stage rapport with the trio.

Tonight, expect the unique energy from this exciting reunion to transfer into soulful melodies, thrilling improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning solos, redefining the fusion of jazz and Indian music.

This is a not to be missed event.

Sandy Evans (saxophone) Steve Elphick (bass) Toby Hall (drums) + Bobby Singh (tabla/percussion)

Sandy Evans Quartet at Foundry616, 7 & 27 March

‘bold vision and soulful, fearless artistry’ 2013

Sandy Evans Quartet, with Sandy on saxophones, Alister Spence (piano), Hannah James (bass) and Toby Hall (drums)

Thursday 27 March, Foundry616
616 Harris Street, Ultimo

8:30 pm $20/$15
Bookings recommended 9211 9442

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Sandy Evans Quartet at Foundry 616, 27 March

Sandy Evans and Bobby Singh – fundraising concert for Syrian Refugees

Sydney based Saxophonist, Ruth Wells (Sirens Big Band), presents a concert to raise funds for projects in aid of Syrian refugees in Jordan. She will be travelling to Jordan in December to conduct a research project into mental health support services for Syrian refugees as part of her doctoral psychology studies. While she is there, she will be taking donated musical instruments to a local orphanage and conducting music workshops, culminating in a concert for all to enjoy.

Ruth’s passion for improving supportive services for Syrian refugees was sparked by multiple trips to the region, in which she fell in love with the music and culture. Following a tour with fellow Siren, Harrison Harding, conducting music workshops in Palestine and Ethiopia, Ruth is returning with a bag full of instruments including trombones, clarinets, guitars, percussion, keyboards and recorders, to start up a children’s band of refugees in Amman, Jordan. A collection of fellow Sydney musicians will drop in to provide instrumental lessons during this 6 week project.

These projects are entirely self-funded, through crowd funding at and an exciting fundraising concert featuring cross-cultural musical collaborations between western and Indian (Sandy Evans and Bobby Singh) and western and Arabic (The Sun, featuring Mohamed Youssef). Ruth and fellow jazz musicians Jessica Dunn (double bass) and Phillipa Murphy-Haste (clarinet) will be teaming up with Oud player, Mohamed Youssef, as they explore the beautiful tonalities and rhythms of traditional and modern Arabic music.


Monday 18th November at 8pm
‘Old 505’ Theatre Space,  505/342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW
Tickets: $18

Sandy Evans and Bobby Singh – playing a duo show

Monica Brooks – solo piano

شمس – The Sun – Arabic inspired jazz – starring Mohamed Youssef (Oud), Tarek (percussion), Jessica Dunn (double bass), Phillipa Murphy-Haste (clarinet), Ruth Wells (saxophones)