Wednesday 8 November, 8.30pm
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Festival Hub Foundry 616 hosts the opening performance of this exciting annual festival produced in association with The Sydney Improvised Music Association.

The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival (SIWJF) was established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney. Its goal is to create an annual world class international jazz festival with an emphasis on Women in Jazz, that will enthuse audiences and highlight Sydney as a major international city of music and culture.

The festival presents a remarkably diverse roster of established stars on the international jazz scene alongside a lineup of exceptionally talented local artists in a dynamic program of ticketed and free events.

Kicking the festival off tonight is: NADJE NOORDHUIS + JAMES SHIPP (USA/AUS)


“One of the most compelling voices to emerge on her instrument in recent years” – All About Jazz

For five years, Nadje Noordhuis and James Shipp have regularly performed their celestial duo compositions in intimate venues around New York City.  Their innovative blend of electronics with vibraphone and trumpet is showcased on their debut album together, Indigo, released to coincide with their Australian performances. Nadje is here as one of the National Jazz Awards judges, coming to us from Wangaratta International Jazz Festival.

Described as “one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music”, Nadje plays in New York City with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Rudy Royston 303, and leads her own quintet. Nadje released her long-awaited originals album in 2012 – “a luxurious autobiography in music”.

From Maryland, USA, James Shipp is the leader of Nós Novo, which takes a culture-blending approach to traditional Irish repertoire, and Choro Dragão, featuring non-traditional instruments playing the music of Rio de Janeiro. The evening begins with Nadje and James’ magical Indigo duo, after which they’re joined on-stage by the festival band.

NADJE NOORDHUIS trumpet, flugelhorn, effects
JAMES SHIPP vibraphone, percussion, synthesizers


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Additional Information

Ticket Type

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

Event Details

Date: 8 November 2017

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au