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November 2021

Behind the Minds of Ellen Kirkwood’s – [A]part – ONLINE

16 November 2021 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 16 November 2021

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Ellen Kirkwood, seated, holding trumpet

“This is a major accomplishment for big band jazz in this country. The writing is superb on this enthralling, entertaining exploration of old and new sounds.” – Eric Myers

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Evans/Odamura/Elphick

19 November 2021 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
$59 – $69
Sandy Evans, Steve Elphick, Satsuko Odamura concert Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival

“It began with all three musicians playing Tibetan singing bowls, a sound that did not just fill the air, but seemed to make each molecule glisten.” – THE MUSIC Australia’s most influential saxophonist, Dr Sandy Evans joins Master koto player Satsuki Odamura and ARIA-Award winning bassist Steve Elphick for a breath-taking performance at the Sydney Opera House. Having paved the way for female jazz musicians here at home and abroad, Sandy Evans’s work exploring intercultural music is impressive. Satsuki Odamura…

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February 2022

Bimblebox 153 birds

February 23 @ 9:30 amMarch 6 @ 4:30 pm
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Heather Kepski Brolgas 2014depiction of Brolgas used in Bimblebox exhibition

Information source: Australian National Botanic Gardens website Bimblebox 153 Birds surrounds you with the sights and sounds of birdlife found on the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.  This unique installation combines artist prints, poetry, prose and musical interpretations of birdcalls contributed by over 450 people worldwide. Each bird species found on Bimblebox is explored by a writer, an artist and a musician. Bird call inspired compositions and recordings of writers’ poetry and prose form a soundscape, while artists’ representations of the many and…

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March 2022

Mara! Big Band ‘Zashto?’

March 2 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm
$29 – $59
Mara! Zashto? Personnel

Riverside welcomes the world premiere of Zashto? in March as part of SIMA’s Jazz Now Summer 22 Festival. The theme of the Mara! Big Band’s new 60-minute musical suite “Zashto?” (“Why?” in Bulgarian language) is the experience of migration to Australia and the spectre of incarceration (physical and psychological) that has hovered over each wave of migration in the past 230 years. Through the stories of three women who arrived in Australia at very different times in our history, we investigate the fact that deprivation of liberty or trauma has scarred the migration experience of many in our community and we pose the question “Zashto?”

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The catholics – live at Moruya Golf Club

March 3 @ 6:00 pm9:30 pm
Moruya Golf Club, Evans St
Moruya, NSW 2537 Australia
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$25 – $30
The catholics posing as a group

Formed in 1991, the catholics are one of Australia’s most distinct contemporary ensembles. Over three decades, they have formed a unique body of beautifully crafted music that takes in various African, Caribbean, Latin, and Eastern influences.

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The catholics – in concert

March 4 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm
The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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$25 – $35
The catholics jazz and world music ensemble

Formed in 1991, the catholics are one of Australia’s most distinct contemporary ensembles. Over three decades, they have formed a unique body of beautifully crafted music that takes in various African, Caribbean, Latin, and Eastern influences.

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The catholics – 30th anniversary tour – Wollongong

March 5 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm
Wollongong Town Hall, Crown Street & Kembla Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500
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$15 – $35
The catholics jazz and world music ensemble

Formed in 1991, the catholics are one of Australia’s most distinct contemporary ensembles. Over three decades, they have formed a unique body of beautifully crafted music that takes in various African, Caribbean, Latin, and Eastern influences.

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Kim Sanders’ friends – Happy Birthday Kim!

March 27 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm
Camelot Lounge, 19 Railway Parade
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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Kim Sanders' Friends

A special opportunity to hear “Gnome Chomsky’s Deep Focus Boogie-Woogie”, and even celebrate the composer’s birthday! 

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May 2022

Evans/Robson Quartet

May 12 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
$27 – $52
Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson

Please note, this concert is not going ahead on 24 March due to Covid among us. We will publish the new event date when we know it. This collaboration features renowned saxophonists Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson in a dynamic ensemble rich with energy, passion, groove, spontaneity, and imagination. Completing the stellar line-up are the sensational bass player Brett Hirst and brilliant drummer Hamish Stuart.

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Mara! Big Band ‘Zashto?’

May 13 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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$29 – $42
Mara!

The Mara! Big Band is a 12-piece ensemble that straddles the Eastern European gypsy brass band and jazz big band traditions. It is a kaleidoscope of musical colours including brass, piano accordion, percussion and voice.

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AustraLYISIS with Sandy playing

austraLYSIS videos

austraLYSIS has been busy during Covid, even if not out performing live. The main result has been a series of 5 open access videos, made in conjunction with the MARCS Institute where Roger Dean researches: The Music of Science, the Science of Music, which last about 3hours in total.

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