Yulugi & Noche Flamenkita

Opening the night will be the launch of “Yulugi” – Gumaroy Newman (didgeridoo) and Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute) spiritual improvisation duo, followed by Noche Flamenkita, a flamenco tour de force featuring acclaimed Spanish guitarist Paco Lara with ZoeVelez (vocals), Byron Mark (cajon) and flamenco dance. 8.30pm: Yulugi Yulugi is a fresh contemporary collaboration between Gumaroy Newman, …

Gary Honor Band ft. Peter White (UK/US)

Peter White Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same …

Juliana Areias

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan and Europe, Juliana Areias, globally acclaimed as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, come to Sydney for one night only at Foundry 616. Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple …

Linda Cable

Master Jazz Vocalist, London born Linda Cable sings with intensity, & refinement. A  seasoned performer full of fun and emotions she presents a beautifully eclectic range of songs from New York style Jazz to  a  transformed version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” a la jazz. Linda connects with her audience singing torch songs from deep down …

W.E.S.T. – Wilcox, Encarnacao, Swanton Trio

Felicity Wilcox-Piano; John Encarnacao-Guitar; Lloyd Swanton-Double Bass The Wilcox, Encarnacao, Swanton Trio comes to Foundry 616 for the first time, in two completely improvised sets. W.E.S.T is an exciting new collaboration between three unique composer-performers, who are all individually renowned for their work in jazz, improvisation, indie pop, art music and movie soundtracks. Come and …

David Ryan Harris

Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Ryan Harris is touring Australia in March as a member of John Mayer’s band. He will take time off from that tour for an exclusive solo show at Foundry 616. David has previously drawn full houses to club dates when he has staged national tours in his own right, including …

Jackson Harrison Trio

A very accomplished pianist, he plays with both beauty and vigourSydney Morning Herald The Jackson Harrison Trio paints pictures of astonishing abstract art…splashing fiery colours onto backgrounds that are often stark but always stunningAll About Jazz (USA) Jackson Harrison is joined by long-standing collaborator, drummer James Waples, and, for the first time with the award-winning …

Octave Inc

Octave Inc is the creation of saxophonist Michael Slater. An accomplished jazz saxophonist from Nashville, Tennessee, Slater’s sound has been described as a “sleazy saxophone ghost…taken straight from the Clarence Clemons songbook” (Mess+Noise). The quintet can be described as a genre bending wall of sound, though swaying in the direction of free form jazz. They explore various areas of music, centering on jazz fusion and pop. The band brings a killer …

Mark Ginsburg – The South African Project

On Saturday 16 March, The South African Project will take you on a fascinating musical journey, performing compositions by great South African jazz pioneers including Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masakela and Bheki Mseleku. A committed advocate of building bridges between South Africa and his newer home Australia, Ginsburg has frequently toured and performed at festivals and …

Elysian Fields

The brainchild of leading viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, and jazz musicians Matt Keegan and Matt McMahon, Elysian Fields is Australia’s only electric viola da band. The group has rapidly established a place in the improvised music scene with appearances at the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival and Vivid New Music at the Con. They …

Tim Bruer Quartet

For this performance, the quartet will be joined for the first time by the great saxophonist Paul Cutlan. Mainly new pieces will be featured, and as usualthe repertoire will be both contemporary and accessible, allowing for plenty of creative interaction. Tim Bruer – pianoPaul Cutlan – tenor saxHugh Fraser – double bassNic Cecire – drums …

Hurricane Fred

Hurricane Fred is music of the highest quality, fun and entertaining. The “Fred” gives the listener a musical journey of the music from the Caribbean, New Orleans and the Deep South. The band members are Bootsie Booth, Nigel Date, Dan Holland, Adam Barnard, Tom Wade or Stan Valacos. Tickets: General – $17.00 incl booking feeConcession – …

Coltrane Project

The Coltrane Project began as a tribute concert in 1997 to commemorate the 30th anniversary Coltrane’s death. The idea was to draw inspiration from the style and technique of the Coltrane Quartet, and to play some fantastic repertoire that doesn’t get aired very often. It was a one off concert, but its success led to …

Michael Gordon Swingin’ Quartet

Recently returned from a pilgrimage to New York and New Orleans, Tenor Saxophonist Michael Gordon has assembled a quartet of some of Sydney’s most swingin’ musicians for a night of classic New York style jazz. Michael Gordon is a regular performer at Foundry616 and has appeared recently with the John Harkins Quartet and Michael Griffin …

Steve Kilbey ft. Amanda Kramer

Steve Kilbey presents Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, together with pianist Amanda Kramer. A rare solo show from Steve Kilbey, made extra special by the presence of Amanda Kramer, who is currently in Sydney. Don’t miss the musical magic and chemistry between these two veteran musicians. STEVE KILBEY Steve Kilbey is Australian …

Carlotta Centanni

ROMAMORE by Carlotta Centanni, accompanied by Guy Strazz There’s a reason why Romais in the word Romance– no other country in the world sings about love quite like Italians – it’s in the blood! Join Carlotta Centanni (the singer from Rome) and Guy Strazz (guitar) and fall in love with the romance and passion of …

Virna Sanzone

“Sanzone has a voice like the caramel layer in a piece of caramel slice…so smooth, warm and pliable…and you’d definitely want a second serve with another piece to take home. It’s rich and beautiful.” Lissa Christopher, SMH Virna Sanzone, acknowledged as one of Australia’s most distinguished jazz and soul artists, is a singer whose strengths …

Mary Coughlan

Foundry616 welcome Mary Coughan, Ireland’s Queen of Jazz and Soul and part of Mary’s “Alive and Kicking Australian Tour”. Two nights only: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February, so book early. Mary Coughlan is live and kicking and coming to Australia for dates in February and March 2019 and bringing her most recent album ‘Live And …

Mara!

‘Love’s Caprice’ In the afterglow of Valentines newly pledged, Mara! focus on love’s caprice… hearts won and lost…the language may change, but the feeling’s the same. ARIA award winning world/jazz ensemble Mara! have been carving a new direction in contemporary music in Australia since the 1980s, and for over 30 years they have been touring …

Esszencia (Hungary)

The Hungarian band Esszencia’s (Essence) music is an exceptional creation. Individually, and among their respective groups, its members are well accomplished in traditional, jazz and classical styles. Unlike the many traditional folk music bands from Hungary, Esszencia carefully fuses classical and jazz art forms with folk music. This combination gives the audience a unique musical …

Brady//Donkin//Phipps + Broadland Trio

For their first gigs of 2019, Brady//Donkin//Phipps and Broadland Trio will be coming together for a night of longing melodies, strewn throughout shifting ensemble textures. Having each performed in some of Sydney’s premiere venues for new improvised music, each group will be debuting at the Foundry in a double bill of trio music. Bringing together …

Helen Fenton

SWINGIN’ DOWN THE LANE … WITH BEN, JOHN, CRAIG AND ANDREW Join swingin’ songstress Helen Fenton, with Ben Jones (reeds), John Harkins (piano), Craig Scott (bass) and Andrew Dickeson (drums) for a swingin’ night of song featuring music indelibly forged in the annals of the swing era by the one and only Frank Sinatra. We’ll …

King B-Fine and Afrikaya Band

Foundry616  welcomes back King B. Fine and the Afrikaya Band on Bob Marley’s birthday to celebrate the massive legacy of this great musician. After a massive start of the Year 2018.King B-Fine and Afrikaya Band have been very busy with performing at the Africulture Festival 2018. The Spot Festival Randwick 2018, plus headlining alongside Jamaica / UK …

Dangerous Song and Bukhu

Bukhu’s Mongolian harmonic overtone throat singing. Looped sounds of endangered species played on a digital wind instrument by Linsey Pollak, and the extraordinary voice of Lizzie O’Keefe. ‘Dangerous Song’ is Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe. Linsey plays endangered animal calls using a digital wind instrument. He ‘live loops’ layers of music using those animal sounds. …

Steve Clisby Band & Friends

Steve Clisby was the best kept secret in the country until a few years ago when the charismatic performer captivated audiences by getting through to the semi-finals on the TV talent juggernaut, The Voice, which was broadcast into more than two million living rooms weekly. Steve’s subsequent tour SOLD OUT 20 shows in record time. …

Funk Engine

For some musicians, funk is where it’s at. It starts and ends with groove. Funk Engine is one such band. Formed in early 2013, the four-piece jazz-funk band has been exciting audiences around Sydney and beyond combining funk grooves with jazz harmony and improvisation. Influenced by innovators such as Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, James brown …

Andrew Dickeson – Celebrating Art Blakey

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of drumming legend Art Blakey. In celebration of this, drummer/bandleader Andrew Dickeson has put together a band comprising some of Sydney’s finest musicians – they will be performing classic Jazz Messengers repertoire, along with some lesser-known material by Blakey alumni. Expect a night of fiery swing and …

Jeremy Rose Quartet

Described as “one of the most creative and restless musicians in the Australian jazz scene,” saxophonist Jeremy Rose has released over a dozen albums of original music and collaborated with some of the music’s most talked about musicians including guitarists Kurt Rosenwinkel and Lionel Loueke. Rose’s projects include the ARIA nominated, Australian Music Prize shortlisted The …

Human Laser Experiment

Human Laser Experiment is a 7-piece jazz fusion group in which the members are outnumbered by time signatures. The creation of pianist, composer and laser scientist Paddy Kelly, their songs often showcase “charmingly large” numbers of beats per bar – which in turn can subdivide into unique groupings. Musically, they are heavily influenced by modern …

Michael Griffin Quintet ft. Kate Wadey

After packing out the venue when they last appeared together 2 of Australia’s favourites are back together again, with Kate Wadey Joining Michael Griffin and his Quintet. Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice to be reckoned with in Australian. Her forthcoming album, A Hundred Years From Today, makes the perfect introduction to Kate’s style, …

Van-Anh Nguyen

Concert pianist and composer Van-Anh Nguyen returns to Australia to perform a special intimate concert in conjunction with the release and celebration of her first album ‘Pop Alchemy’ with Universal/Decca Records. Van-Anh is the first Australian Vietnamese pianist to be signed to Decca Records. Her program will consist of her classical crossover arrangements including her …

Renata Arrivolo

Renata has been playing professionally and as part of the Sydney Jazz scene since 2004 and has led her own trio and quartet for many years. She has studied and worked with great pianists – Judy Bailey Kevin Hunt Matt McMahon as well as internationally renowned New York pianists Aaron Goldberg and Kevin Hays. Her …

Lachy Hamilton 4tet

Lachy Hamilton returns to Foundry 616, bringing in the New Year with arrangements of choice jazz standards. Hamilton was awarded the James Morrison Academy of Music’s “Excellence in Performance” award upon graduating in 2018 and is an “up and coming musician on the Australian jazz scene to keep an eye on” – James Morrison. Lachy …

Rodric White & His Quintet

Music by Miles, Herbie, Trane & Tony Williams Rodric White & his Quintet (featuring trumpeter Ralph Pyl & saxophonist Jason Morphett) Pianist / music arranger Rodric White presents a new show featuring the music of legendary jazz musicians Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane and Tony Williams. Tonight audiences will hear new 6 piece band …

Mike Nock – The Nocktet

Last year Mike Nock suffered a serious pedestrian accident in what could well have been a career ending injury. After a long recuperation and the support of the Australian jazz community, the fantastic news is that Mike has made a remarkable recovery and is back gigging – business as usual! To mark the occasion his …

Glenn Lumanta

Glenn Lumanta Glenn Lumanta is an Australian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer who resides in Sydney’s West, possessing a unique and powerful voice alongside tremendous ability on the keyboard. His amazing gift drew the attention of the legendary Stevie Wonder himself, inviting him to perform at Stevie’s House Full of Toys Charity concert at the Staples …

Lucy Kiely

Lucy Kiely is a 27-year-old jazz vocalist and composer from Sydney, Australia who now lives and works full time on the spectacular Amalfi Coast of Italy. Tutored by several of Australia’s finest vocal educators and a two-time SIMA Young Women in Jazz graduate, Lucy has performed at countless beautiful venues in Sydney, Paris, New York …

Mariam Sawires

After a long wait (she first appeared in January), Mariam Sawires returns to Foundry616 to present a wholly different musical side. This one reaches deep into contemporary soul and r’n’b sounds with splashes of jazz and tinged with a number of Middle East influences. It’s a sound that’s utterly personal but also universal. It’s at once popular but sophisticated, accessible …

Songwriter Lucy Burke and Rock Covers Band Midweek Panic

Performing is Sydney Songwriter Lucy Burke in the style of acoustic pop jazz, followed by Sydney Blues Rock band Midweek Panic.   Tickets:   General – $17.00 incl booking fee Concession – $12.00 incl booking fee Dinner & Show – $47.00 incl booking fee Premium Dinner & Show – $62.00 incl booking fee Drinks & Show …

Danny Carmichael Jazz Orchestra

The Danny Carmichael Jazz Orchestra (previously the DC Big Band) was born in 2015 when big band veteran Danny Carmichael decided to create a big band that performed the big band repertoire created by such greats as Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer, but also to develop a vehicle for outstanding local soloists, arrangers and composers …

Sydney Jazz Orchestra

SJO resumes its bi-monthly residence at Foundry616 after some four months break. Since first performing at the venue soon after Foundry616 had opened, the SJO has re-established itself as one of the most popular bands to perform at the club. It took a little while, the first few gigs were “quiet” as they say but …

Zela Margossian Quintet

Zela Margossian Quintet is an ethno-jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements carrying influences from Armenian traditional music. Born in Beirut of Armenian heritage, Zela’s music bears influences from the rich and colourful cultures that she represents. During her years studying piano performance in Armenia, Zela developed a great passion for the …

Tim Rollinson Trio

The Tim Rollinson Trio + includes long time collaborator Hamish Stuart on drums and new addition Tom Botting on double bass. The ‘plus’ is a special guest appearance by the effusive James Greening on trombone. There will be some songs from Tim’s previous trio release ‘You Tunes’ and also the album ‘Nitty Gritty’ as well …

Vardan Ovsepian Trio

Vardan Ovsepian is an Armenia-born pianist/composer whose studies include Yerevan State Conservatory, Estonian Music Academy, Helsinki Jazz Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. Performs solo as well as with artists such as Mick Goodrick, Peter Erskine, Jerry Bergonzi and David Binney. Vardan has released 5 CDs with “Fresh Sound New Talent” label, independent releases of VOCE …

Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection

Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection has led the way forward for jazz ensembles for (very) young musicians in Sydney, for nearly a decade.  Formed by one of the legends of Australian jazz, pianist and composer Judy Bailey, Jazz Connection has fostered the early careers of some of the leading young jazz players in Sydney, several of …

Chasing the Moon – CD launch

Chasing the Moon bring their unique and entertaining performance style to Foundry 616 for the launch of their new CD. Inspired by the romantic and swinging sounds of Hot Club Jazz the band creates an intriguing palette of swing, chanson, Latin, blues and modern sounds. The new CD features a mix of original songs and …

Chris Cody

Chris Cody is an internationally recognized pianist and composer, performing and recording internationally for the last 28 years while based in Europe. He has headlined at many international festivals including Paris Quartiers d’Eté, London, Rome, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Antwerp, Stockholm, Marciac, Geneva, Ascona, Munich, Derry, and Algiers and at a vast array of concert venues …

Foshe x Nasra

Fresh off the Lonnie Liston Smith support and deep in debut release writing mode this group of young Jazz renegades are heading to Foundry. Taking influences from all corners of the musical spectrum the ‘Foshe’ sound is rhythmic, spiritual, soulful, funky and unique. With a free form and open approach to the ‘Jazz not Jazz’ …

Laura Corney Group

Laura Corney is a versatile saxophonist and eclectic composer. Having trained both classically through the Sydney Conservatorium, and in jazz at WAAPA, Laura demonstrates a breadth of both technique and expression. Recently Laura performed at the 2018 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival within the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective, as well as with Sirens Big Band, …

Josh Kyle

“Josh Kyle’s unfailingly beautiful tone, crystal clear articulation and superfine phrasing announces a singer with a real jazz sensibility” JAZZWISE Described by Jazz Australia as “the most exciting male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones”, Kyle’s voice has been a pivotal force in Australian jazz since returning from the UK in 2009. He has …

Caribe

Caribé combines the exceptional talents of Sydney-based Cuban dancer Adrian Medina with an incredible 8-piece Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble drawn from Sydney’s Latino and jazz communities. The ensemble has recently shared the stage with Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca in sell-out performances. On Friday November 30th the band, whose technical skill is matched only by their consistent …

Matthew Ottignon (with Alister Spence, Lloyd Swanton and Toby Hall)

Matt Ottignon meets Alister Spence Lloyd Swanton and Toby hall for a night celebrating the rich history of Australian and NZ jazz from the last 50 years, performing the music of Mike Nock, Sandy Evans, Bernie McGann, Andrea Keller and more plus originals by the band members themselves. Matt Ottignon is a gun sax player …

John Harkins Trio

Pianist John Harkins returns to Foundry616 on this night featuring two excellent young Sydney musicians, Jacob Graham on Double Bass and Drummer, Tim Geldens. This night will feature some new compositions from his recent recording with the great NYC drummer, Carl Allen. In addition to Harkins’ compositions, a few of his trademark arrangements will be on …

Taras The Electric Harpist – CD launch

Taras is a Sydney-based musician who specialises in composition and live performance with his electric harp. Over the past two years he has composed a 13-song album titled “Beneath The Night Sky”, which features harp, violin, flute, seaboard and cello. He will be performing this new album live in its entirety for the first time …

Nicola Són Brazilian Quartet

Nicola Són, the most Brazilian of the French. A native Parisian of Armenian descent, singer, songwriter and guitar-player Nicola Són has been a permanent resident of São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, for the past 4 years. In a previous album trilogy (see discography), the artist explored different areas of Brazil and their specific rhythms. In …

The Catholics

Lloyd Swanton’s long-running and much loved worldbeat/jazz ensemble The catholics have had some memorable shows at The Foundry this year, and they return for one final show for 2018. The catholic play music for the heart, soul and feet. Every show is different and yet every show is the same – an exuberant display of …

WAAPA Music Theatre Class of 2018 Cabaret: A Night In

The final performance of the graduating class of 2018! Touring the Eastern States with their ‘Showcase’, the class of 2018 present to you their cabaret night: “A Night In” Join twenty young graduating artists as they sing their hearts out and show you what they’re made of. With a show overflowing with as much passion and …

Greasy Chicken Orchestra

“An exceptionally individualistic composer and superb improviser…” The New Yorker Those who have enjoyed the spirited live shows before will know they perform in the “Territory Band” tradition of Kansas City, Chicago and New Orleans jazz of the ’20s and ’30s. The band is led by Phillip Johnston, an American saxophonist/composer who lives in Sydney, …

Trio ELF (Germany)

Trio Elf is one of the internationally most acclaimed German jazz groups. It’s the only band from Germany that recently received a whole page in the American Downbeat, the most famous Jazz magazine in the world. “Trio Elf continues its signature exploration of the best of what’s out there in the world of sound” – Downbeat 11/2011 …

Jenny Marie Lang Band

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jenny Marie Lang and her Band bring back their magical fusion of crossover blues and jazz tinged rock to Foundry 616. What audiences can expect to experience is the perfect music cocktail. A shot of soul, a splash of jazz, a healthy measure of blues, a twist of alternate country, topped up …

Frances Madden

She’s been described by Fine Music 102.5 FM as ‘Australia’s rising star of jazz and blues’ and Foundry616 is delighted to welcome back Frances Madden, one of Australia’s classiest and most talented young performers. Recently back from a song writing trip to Nashville with a suitcase full of new original tunes, Frances will be performing …

Matt McMahon Quartet

<div> The Matt McMahon quartet features the addition of award-winning saxophonist Matt Keegan to the Matt McMahon trio. Keegan’s energy and superb soloing are a perfect foil for the pianism of Matt McMahon, who the critic John Clare, listening to him playing with the great US alto saxophonist Greg Osby, called “Mr Taste”. Expect to …

The Baker Boys Band

FREE ENTRY OR UPGRADE TO ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA (and get a FREE house beer or wine with your upgrade!) for just $30! 6.30 – 10:00pm. Bookings preferred for catering purposes. Continuing their popular bi-monthly residency at Foundry616 throughout the winter, The Baker Boys are a “cooler-than-average” collective of Sydney’s finest musicians, coming together …

RPA Friends Music Tour

We’re delighted to welcome the crew from RPA, one of our greatest health institutions. They are coming to let their hair down and to entertain. It’s a line-up of seasoned professionals and gifted amateurs with Johnny Nicol, a legend on the Sydney mainstream jazz scene of the last four decades, at the head. Johnny Nicol …

Consouls

  MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON BUT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.   Tickets: Book Drinks & Show tickets online now to reserve your seat and receive over 11% discount off your pre-purchased drink fee General – $14.00 incl booking fee Drinks & Show – $30.00 incl booking fee Full bar & bistro for light meals available

Michael Griffin

Recently named Artist in Residence with Fine Music 102.5FM, a package of $10,000 value, Michael Griffin, one of Australia’s finest saxophonists, is back at Foundry616. Over the last 18 months Griffin has presented a number of sophisticated and exciting projects at the club from the music Charlie Parker recorded with strings, Monks large ensemble arrangements, …

Dereb The Ambassador

“Electrifying, kaleidoscopic vintage soul… his blistering vocal attack is beyond compare: hail one of the world’s most exhilarating new voices” – MAG Foundry616 is thrilled to welcome back the spectacular Dereb the Ambassador – it’s been a while and this is a much anticipated return! Australia’s own Ethio-Soul superstar Dereb the Ambassador and his big sound …

Renata Arrivolo Trio

Many will remember Renata’s performance at the club last year for The Sydney International Women’s Festival, where she played a very special and moving tribute to hugely influential jazz musician Geri Allen. Renata has been playing professionally and as part of the Sydney Jazz scene since 2004 and has led her own trio and quartet …

Will Harpur & the Reprise Project

Will Harpur, drummer, 16 years old, is a rising talent on Sydney’s music scene. Twice voted Australia’s Best Up and Coming Drummer, Will has performed in New York City at Smoke Jazz Club, and Paris Blues in Harlem. Will and Sydney jazz great, Eamon Dilworth, have assembled a band choc full of hardcore groove and …

Tahirah Memory & Jarrod Lawson (USA)

Ever relevant soul singer/songwriter Tahirah Memory is a Portland, Oregon native. Described as having “…a beautiful instrument, a truly warm and gorgeous sound…” audiences have been inclined to feel as though they come away from a performance post an intimate conversation rather than crowded venue. The 2015 release, of Tahirah’s debut album “PRIDE”, created huge …

Sydney Womens Jazz Collective

Powerhouse home-grown big band The Sydney Womens Jazz Collective is thrilled to continue their monthly residency at Foundry616, in their last Winter gig so mosey on down to the club to cosy up and chase away the last of the chills and blues… This dynamic 10-piece orchestra formed in 2016, with its talented members representing …

Lauren Dawes & Jo Fabro

Foundry 616 will be hosting a night of fresh soul sounds from Sydney’s own songstress’ Lauren Dawes and Jo Fabro. “Westbourne Street” was where it all began and now we bring to the stage a collection of Soul tunes with an outstanding band featuring Franco Raggett (Guitar), Danny May (Keys), James Ryan (Sax and Flute), …

Ten Part Invention

We welcome back Ten part Invention, one of Australia’s leading large ensembles. This group has a long and distinguished history, which reaches back to its formation for the 1986 Adelaide Festival. Now in its fourth decade TPI continues to be an extraordinary force in Sydney jazz and beyond. This year it the band will be …

Malo Malo

Inspired by the sophisticated Nuyorican and Cuban dance bands of the 70’s, Malo Malo is one of the leading salsa bands on the Australian scene and rapidly gaining international notice too. They’ve headlined at the Sydney Salsa Palladium for the past five years, were featured at Melbourne’s Johnson Street Festival last year and have toured …

Assanhado Quarteto

Brazilian Jazz Group, Assanhado Quarteto, blends a wide range of influences and fuses them to a traditional Brazilian music style. Incorporating electric guitar, bass and drums to the usual cavaquinho and seven strings guitar, the quartet creates innovative compositions adding a fresh and unique approach to a classic genre. The quartet comprises André Milagres, Lucas …

Broderick Smith

Foundry616 welcomes one of the true legends of Australian popular music, singer/songwriter Broderick Smith for an intimate, acoustic show that will delight longstanding fans and newcomers to his music. Broderick has been on the scene for decades and, apart from his key role in The Dingoes, over the years, he’s recorded 15 albums nine of …

Milena Barrett & Wolf Mail

Milena Barrett & Wolf Mail is a match made in Music Heaven, combining the perfect balance of Roots, Soul & Blues. “One of Australia’s most talented Blues & Soul vocalists… an outstanding talent like no other.” – Glenn A Baker Bluesman Wolf Mail is a true road warrior. Born in Montreal, Canada and raised in …

Johnson Dreyer Lockett Trio (NYC/NZ)

New York big guns saxophonist Joey Johnson and bassist Jakob Dreyer reunite with New Zealand based drummer Mark Lockett to launch their new album ‘Any Last Requests.’ This stunning release is the result of a residency the trio had for several years at a popular NYC cafe where they performed five nights a week. While …

Far Cry – the Music of Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy was a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist whose fertile imagination and boundless energy made him a uniquely dynamic and arresting performer and composer. merging elements of bebop, the classical avant-garde, bird song and free jazz, Dolphy’s music has had its share of critics as well as ardent fans. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan’s Far Cry returns to explore this unprecedented …

Steve Hunter Quartet

Steve Hunter has been active as an electric bassist composer, bandleader & sideman/collaborator in Australia (and internationally) for 30 years now. He has performed with such notable Australian artists as Mark Simmonds’ Freeboppers, Tree, Dale Barlow and James Muller, as well as international artists including Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Bobby Previte, Ulf Wakenius and Mark …

Aaron Blakey Quartet

The Aaron Blakey Quartet was back at Foundry 616 on the 3rd October for a night of jazz! The quartet will be performing a mixture of original music written by Aaron, from stories and experiences drawn from living in Tokyo, Auckland, NYC and of course Sydney and some favorite jazz standards from the American Song …

Emma Pask

One of the outstanding jazz vocalists in Australia, Emma Pask, returns to Foundry616. Emma has been a regular performer at the club for over three years and continues to attract full houses for every show. There is no mystery here: she is a brilliant vocal artist at the top of her game, a singer who …

CLASSIC SONGS – Steph Russell & Andrew Dickeson

Steph Russell Vocalist and drummer, bandleader. Andrew Dickeson presents a night of classic tunes that you’ll know and love. Vocalist Steph Russell is a “rising star” with an eclectic, sophisticated style. Studying her final year at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Steph is the winner of the James Morrison “Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship” for 2018. …

Sydney Con Jazz Orchestra

We welcome the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, one of Australia’s most celebrated jazz orchestras, for a three night special series that hits Foundry616 in September 2018. Featuring the incredible music of Jim McNeely, Bert Joris, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer and Australian guitarist James Muller, the orchestra features great repertoire, outstanding ensemble playing and a sports …

Daniel Rojas & Orquesta La Luna Tango

Daniel Rojas & Orquesta La Luna Tango– Latin Passion Meets Eclectic Fascination “He reveals the very essence of his character and soul but, like any clever composer, he leaves you wanting more.” – Cut Common Magazine Five extraordinary musicians combine their talents to delivering a passionate, uncompromising performance of the most beloved loved tango repertoire …

Evelyn Duprai & The Modern Classics

The Sydney Fringe Festival is coming to Foundry616 this September. For one night only, jazz/blues vocalist Evelyn Duprai and The Modern Classics will be putting a new twist on well-known jazz hits in a special Fringe Festival program on Friday 21 September. Iconic tunes from the Great American Songbook are given a playful make-over as …

Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators

“It is jazz played with some true wit… freely drawing on all styles of music to create quirky, cartoonish pieces, coloured with chirpy melodies and unexpected moments of poignancy.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald Phillip Johnston has led Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators in one form or another since moving to Australia in 2005. After …

Carl Morgan Trio with special guest Mike Rivett + Yutaro Okuda Trio

This late inclusion in our programme is a great opportunity to hear two outstanding “next wave” players on the Australian scene in guitarist Carl Morgan and saxophonist Mike Rivett. Both are National Jazz Award winners (our premier instrumental competition), with Carl taking the top prize in 2014 and Mike in 2016.  Both have performed together …

Rodric White Septet ft Lana Nesnas

BILLIE HOLIDAY : celebrating the music of Lady Day The Rodric White Septet featuring singer Lana Nesnas perform an exciting evening of music celebrating the inspiring legacy of Billie Holiday, an American jazz musician and singer / songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed ‘Lady Day’ by her friend and music partner saxophonist Lester …

The Andy Sugg Group

“Brilliant, sparking, strongly surging…Sugg is a highest order musician”. Sydney Morning Herald. Andy Sugg is a leading Australian saxophonist and band leader based in Melbourne. His musical influences are eclectic, and he performs in a range of styles derived from jazz and other contemporary music. Tonight Andy premiers his latest album, Tenorness, after a month …

Champian Fulton (USA/AUS)

Born in Oklahoma, pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton has become a world class jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. The presence of her father’s musician friends, including Clark Terry …

Pezcobar

Having gigged around the Sydney scene for a few years, the hard work is paying off for funk/soul/jazz band Pezcobar. Their music, filled with funk groves and soulful melodies spiced with some sharp jazz soloing, swiftly attracted a solid audience that has kept growing.  No wonder as their music is definitely serious fun. Now they …

Vincent Gardner & Belinda Gardner ft. Jerome Jennings

Vincent Gardner and Belinda Munro Gardner Quintet  (USA/AUS) ‘A Tribute to Natalie Cole’   Award winning trombonist Vincent Gardner and singer Belinda Munro Gardner, return to Foundry616 to perform a tribute to the late Natalie Cole. This will be Vincent’s third fourth time at Foundry616 and Belinda’s second and they’ve delighted audiences in their previous …

Vincent Gardner and Belinda Munro Gardner Quintet (USA/AUS)

Vincent Gardner and Belinda Munro Gardner Quintet  (USA/AUS) ‘A Tribute to Natalie Cole’ Award winning trombonist Vincent Gardner and singer Belinda Munro Gardner, return to Foundry616 to perform a tribute to the late Natalie Cole. This will be Vincent’s third fourth time at Foundry616 and Belinda’s second and they’ve delighted audiences in their previous appearances. …

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