22 August Wednesday – John Harkins


Wednesday 22 August, 2018, 8.30pm
Doors open from 6:30pm

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Pianist John Harkins, a stalwart of the Sydney bebop scene, returns to Foundry616 with his new group of exceptional young players.

On drums is Jodie Michael, a brilliant talent and recipient of the Jann Rutherford memorial award (2013). Jodie is one of the bright jazz stars in Australia today but leaves for further studies in New York City at the end of August. This will be a one of a handful of performances in Sydney before her departure.

Bassist Jacob Graham is only 18 but performs with the aplomb and confidence of a very experienced player. Not surprising when one learns that in his mid-teens he was already playing jazz with Dale Barlow and Dave Panichi.

Saxophonist Michael Gordon is the relative newcomer to the Sydney scene but has quickly established him self as a post-bop of rare talent who swings hard and develops intelligent, beautifully crafted and exciting solos. Originally from NZ, Michael leads his own band, a bebop quintet that has appeared a number of times already at Foundry616.

Harkins himself is at the top of his games whether playing fast pieces, where his drive and invention give each solo so much authority, or ballads, where hearing his mastery of colour and shade is such a pleasure.

General – $17.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $14.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show – $35.00 incl booking fee

Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 6.30pm, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 22 August 2018

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au