05 September Tuesday – Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra September Residency @ Foundry616


Tuesdays in September:
5, 12, 19 & 26 September @ 8.00pm

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September Residency at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo

Tuesday 5, 12, 19 & 26 September, 2017 @ 8.00pm

FREE entry for Sydney Conservatorium, UNSW music students and Sydney TAFE students with valid ID Card


One of Australia’s most celebrated youth jazz orchestra’s teams up with a leading Sydney Jazz Club for its second Spring residency at Foundry616. Last September, the band lifted the roof of the club every Tuesday night to appreciative music fans – so be sure to catch them this September as they are simply firing!

Since its inception in the early 1970s, the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra has formed an alumni that features many of the leading lights in Australian Jazz. Comprising 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, guitar, piano, bass and drums, the “CJO” features many of Sydney’s finest young improvisers.

Over the past 5 years, the standard of Jazz Orchestral studies has developed rapidly with an emphasis on collaborating with, and performing the music of leading international composers such as Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Bert Joris, Florian Ross, Jim McNeely, Darcy James Argue, Julian Arguelles and Dick Oatts to expose the students to the leading music and contemporary techniques required to perform Jazz Orchestral music at its highest level.

These amazing young players have risen to the challenge on every level, and we aim to continue impressing audiences whenever we perform, with a level of sophistication normally reserved for professional Jazz”. The orchestra’s debut national tour in 2013 with Belgian based super composer, Bert Joris, was a tour de force and in 2015 they performed, the first non-US jazz group ever, at the Chicago Mid-West Conference.

Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director David Theak has been a tireless advocate for large ensemble jazz in Australia through his work with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, as a teacher at the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz studies program, convenor of the National Big Band Composition Competition and as guest artist and artistic advisor with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. Theak created the ‘Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra’as a young member of Sydneys music scene and is now mentor to scores of emerging musicians nationally and internationally.


David Theak – conductor

Zac Olsen, Ned Olive, Alex Jasprizza, Anthony Tummillo, Kali Gillen

Deven Rahmen – lead, James Doyle – associate lead
Tom Avgenicos, Heather Prowse, Kyle Eardley

Jacob Parks – lead
Matt O’Brien, Nick Polovineo

Rhythm Section
Nick Barnard – bass; Kieran Brereton – guitar; Roshan Kumerage – piano
Joshua Spolc – contrabass; Alex Inman-Hislop – drums


General Admission – $11.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $29.00 incl booking fee (guarantees a table and includes $18 of house drinks)
Sydney Conservatorium students get in FREE with valid ID Card

*Full bar and a light dinner menu available

Additional Information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Drinks & Show


22 June 2016

Event Details

Date: 5 September 2017

Start time: 20:00

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au