21 August Monday: The Big Sound of the Hammond with Organ Transplant: $10 with a free drink!

Monday nights 7pm-10pm
$10 entry includes one free drink!

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Foundry616 swings on Monday nights to the feelgood, funk and groove of one of our most popular jazz music residencies – a celebration of the great sound of the electric Hammond organ with two alternate bands every Monday – Organ Transplant and the Rick Robertson Trio.

“What could be a better way to spend a Monday evening than listening to largely blues-based jazz, inhabiting that red-light zone where swing grooves and shuffles exchange bodily fluids?”

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 2016

$10 cover charge includes one free beer, wine or soft drink on entry!

Stalwarts of the Australian Jazz scene, Carl Dewhurst and David Theak unite for the first time in a small group setting to present a feel-good, good-time band designed to warm Sydney hearts on the coldest night of the week, Monday.

Featuring the ‘once young’ David Theak on tenor saxophone, a ‘young-ish’ Carl Dewhurst on guitar, a ‘younger’ Steve Barry on organ and a genuinely young drummer Alex Hirlian, this multi-generational band led by Theak aims to give Sydney a truly positive start to their working week. The music will swing, groove, shuffle and feel as good as we can make it feel while still offering listeners the creative energy that these incredible four musicians are renowned for.

Repertoire will be drawn from the standard song book and jazz legends such as John Schofield, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith and anyone else that writes a song that we reckon will get your toes tapping.

David Theak – tenor saxophone & bandleader
Carl Dewhurst – guitar
Steve Barry – hammond organ
Alex Hirlian – drums and cymbals

A bit about organ jazz trio’s/quartets:

Organ trios were a popular type of jazz ensemble for club and bar settings in the 1950s and 1960s, performing a blues-based style of jazz that incorporated elements of R&B. The organ trio format was characterized by long improvised solos and an exploration of different musical “moods”.

In organ trios, the Hammond organist plays several roles, including playing the basslines (either on the bass pedalboard or on the lower manual of the organ), playing chords (“comping”), and playing lead melodic lines and solos. In organ trios with a guitarist, the guitarist usually ‘fills in’ the musical parts that the organist is not performing. For example, if the organist is soloing and playing a bassline, the guitarist may play chords.

Organ trios of the 1950s and 1960s often played soul jazz, a groove-infused style that incorporated blues, gospel and rhythm and blues. 1970s-era organ trios such as Tony Williams’ band Lifetime played jazz-rock fusion. In the 1990s and 2000s, organ trios such as Medeski, Martin and Wood and Soulive became involved in the burgeoning jamband scene.


Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo
Every second Monday in Autumn/Winter seasons
7pm – 10pm


$10 entry (includes 1 x free beer, wine or soft drink)


Tickets only available at door

Full bar and a light dinner menu available


Additional Information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 21 August 2017

Start time: 19:00

End time: 22:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au