Come farewell everyone's favourite beaming drummer Cam Reid before he heads overseas, and cheer him on with the NIC JEFFERRIES QUARTET, with Jono Brown on bass and Tim Fisher on Piano.
“... this guys KNOWS WHERE IT’S AT!” Kurt Elling, Grammy Award winning Jazz Vocalist
“Nic has that natural groove that draws the audience into a song, to hear Nic is to feel good!” James Morrison, 2012
“... one of a select few who’s path to serious recognition throughout Australia as a highly respected Artist is ASSURED!” Peter March, FM99.3
“Steven Barry, a young New Zealander, has brought his dazzling skills as a pianist and composer to Sydney. He shrugged aside cliche, deployed scintillating articulation, and gave his colleagues such ingenious raw material as the Bartok-inspired Clusters. Boneham's solos were a lesson in how vigour may be harnessed to sensitivity, while Firth layered rhythmic puzzles into the grooves without rendering them academic, and soloed with panache...” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Steve Barry crossed the ditch in early 2009 and has quickly become one of Sydney’s most sought-after pianists, having worked with many prominent Australasian and international artists including John Hollenbeck (USA), Theo Bleckmann (USA), George Coleman Jr. (USA), Arun Luthra (USA), Tricia Evy (FRA) and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.
Joined by the heavyweight rhythm section of Alex Boneham on bass and the incredibly sympathetic Cam Reid on drums, the Steve Barry Trio focuses on lyrical melodies, deep grooves and group interaction, and demonstrates a unique collective rapport.
Steve Barry (piano) Alex Boneham (bass) Cameron Reid (drums)
Barney Wakeford, profoundly intuitive interpreter of the jazz repertoire, endlessly creative improviser, stalwart of the Sydney jazz scene. With Jono Brown on bass and Cam Reid on drums, this will be music to your ears.
After many years of touring and performing together, Jake Barden (Sydney) and Louis Stapleton (Germany) formed a great musical bond and deep understanding of each other’s playing. In 2008 and 2009, Louis and Jake toured Europe together playing at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Jazz a Vienne in France and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Since then, Louis has moved to Weimar, Germany where he is studying at the Franz Liszt School of Music and Jake is now studying at the Sydney Conservatorium. Last year they recorded an album together (Late Nights and City Lights), and while Louis is back in Australia for a couple of months we have the opportunity to hear them together, with Cam Reid on drums and Brendan Clarke on double bass.
“Jake Barden is a very talented musician. I’m sure his name will be widely known among the next generation of top players”
— Don Burrows, 2010
“Louis has strong concepts of voicing, melodic line, complex rhythms and I must say, for his age, his compositions are very advanced”
— Tom O ́Halloran, 2008
check out some youTube at jakebarden.com.au
Barney Wakeford on piano, with his conversational approach to standards and his mind-searching originals. With old friends Jono Brown on bass and Cameron Reid on drums. It's only a two (or three) day week, come down for the most relaxing gig in town.
"Paul Derricott's... outstanding and varied compositions, intelligently played; (are)a demonstration of how pop influences can be fused into valuable jazz interpretations." John McBeath
" Borthwick weaves agile lines around lazy trombone yawns and raking blasts." John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald
Brief biographies and sound bytes are available at: gaibryantspareparts.com/gai_bryant.htm
Darkly melodic soulful trumpet - Ray Cassar with Barney Wakeford (piano) and Cam Reid (drums). Ray has played with Human Nature, David Campbell, Frank Bennet, Jimmy Barnes, Basement Jaxx, and tonight with Barney and Cam! Barney has been chasing him for a while, and it's finally come together.
with Cam Reid (drums) and Alex Boneham (bass)
Steven arrived at the Sydney Con from Auckland last year, with nothing but the shirt on his back and the blessing of Roger Manins. he's travelled far though, winning awards including Most Outstanding Musician, Best Pianist and Best Composition at the Tauranga International Jazz Festival, and being fawned over by the likes of us.
this is the best young jazz trio in sydney.
let's call it a christmas party.
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
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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