22 April Monday – The Greasy Chicken Orchestra


Monday 22nd April, 2019, 7:30pm
Doors open from 6:30 pm

Online booking is now closed. Please purchase tickets at the door.

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“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, while still maintaining a musical life in his hometown of New York City.

Leading his own bands as well as performing with others, his work as a composer and musician extends across theatre, dance, film and music. The Greasy Chicken Orchestra is his high-energy ensemble with some of Sydney’s leading jazz musicians, playing blues, ragtime and the earliest incarnations of jazz. Think of the 1930s — when jazz was danceable, unpredictable and fun. From New Orleans ‘Dixieland’ to the ‘jungle music’ period of Duke Ellington, from unusual tunes by 1930s artists like Bix Biederbecke, the John Kirby Sextet, and the Raymond Scott Quintette, The Greasy Chicken Orchestra is like a musical history book come to life – or a sneak-peak at the backing musicians of an old cartoon.

Tune names like Zoomin’ At The Zombie, Grandpa’s Spells, Yes I’m In The Barrel, and I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Rollwill tell you all you need to know.

Join us for an unforgettable night of music as we welcome this unique band back to the Foundry616 stage.


Phillip Johnston: soprano sax
Peter Farrar: alto sax
Nish Manjunath: tenor sax
James Loughnan: baritone sax
Peter Dasent: piano
Tim Rollinson: guitar, banjo
James Greening: sousaphone
Nic Cecire: drums



General – $12.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show – $28.00 incl booking fee

Full bar & bistro for light meals available

Additional information

Ticket Type

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

Event Details

Date: 22 April 2019

Start time: 19:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au