A unique and intimate series of jazz concerts putting the emphasis on the musicians and their music.
Coming up at Colbourne Ave :
Gavin Ahearn, one of our favourite pianists, "is every bit the beautiful, lyrical pianist he's touted to be; not showy. In fact, he seems a little like a shy A+ student, covering his work to avoid the boy next to him copying... he tinkles and tinkers away, eking out the deeply affecting & truly extraordinary as if it's no more challenging than shaving." Lloyd Bradford Syke
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Casey Golden Trio
One of the most exciting young bands in town, the Casey Golden Trio bring their unique trio concept and ever-growing repertoire of original music to Colbourne Ave. Although coming from diverse musical backgrounds with a wide range of influences, the trio have built a strong rapport with one another and are constantly striving to further develop their collective musical personality. These guys are a real unit . A great representation of the ‘now’ in piano trio music.
”A very promising young contemporary jazz acoustic piano trio from Sydney that are in the rhapsodic EST mould, but with a clear personal vision in their mix of trancey melodies and live musical jump cuts.” Jazzwise (UK)
“The young Sydneysider generates driving rhythms and improvises effervescent melodies on his own compositions... a commendable debut" Sydney Morning Herald
have a look on the tube: youtube.com/user/drumkit200100
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Nic is an emerging local guitarist, who has recently completed his studies at the con. He's played at Colbourne Ave with Francesca Prihasti many times, and for the first time this thursday he'll be bringing his own band to the venue.
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Lines of Flight
"A screaming comes across the sky."
Lines of Flight are an improvising ensemble who work with an individual set of sounds and ideas taken from the realms of contemporary jazz, rock and metal, art music, experimental beats, and free improvisation. The band features Joe Cummins on trumpet, Casey Golden on piano, Alex Slater on drums, and Sam Pettigrew on bass. The band aim to present simple compositions played with care and passion. We like to talk about our music being 'heavy', 'hardcore', and 'intense', but in reality you can expect Lines of Flight to play songs that are often hypnotic, quite, lyrical, and emotional, delivered with a mix of understated minimalism and joyful improvisation.
Sam and Joe once saw Oren Ambarchi perform. It sounded, and felt, like sitting just behind a jet engine. Lines of Flight are working on creating their own savage sound machine. We're not sure exactly what it is yet, but the engine purrs with the fumey flames of Alasnoaxis, Miles Davis, Arve Henriksen, Radiohead, Holy Other, and the many wonderful musicians on the Sydney scene.
Lines of Flight are excited to be playing at Colbourne Avenue and will present some new compositions to celebrate the occasion.
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Reuben Lewis quintet
The culmination of a chance meeting at a jazz club in Berlin, the Quintet is an exciting new offering led by former Canberra musician Reuben Lewis.
Reuben plays trumpet
James Greening on trombone
Luke Sweeting on piano
Ronny Ferella on drums
Mark Shepherd on bass
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Spike and Lea
Spike and Lea Mason don't get to play music at Colbourne Ave very often any more. That's because they live 956kms from the front door in a beautifully remote town named Poatina in Tasmania. Every Saturday night they perform a duo jazz gig at the towns Chalet. Spike plays the piano and Lea sings, and they improvise their way through their favorite jazz standards. Tonight is a rare chance to hear them create their soulful and melodic magic in Sydney."
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cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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