30 May Wednesday – The John Harkins Quartet


Wednesday 30 May, 2018, 8.30pm

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The John Harkins Quartet
Pianist John Harkins returns, bringing a fresh new band to Foundry616 on this night, so be sure to make this your midweek highlight!

Trumpeter Cam McAllister, who speaks the jazz vocabulary with elegance and authority, is the special guest for this performance. Drummer Dave Goodman is that rare breed of drummer, one that can swing, float and support. Perhaps that’s why he has been the go to guy for legendary players such as  Mike Nock, Warwick Alder and Dale Barlow.

Speaking of legends, Australia’s premier Bass player Lloyd Swanton will be anchoring the band – a role he is quite used to as the founding member of The Catholics and The Necks.

Please join us for a great night of creative, swinging jazz!

John Harkins – piano
Lloyd Swanton – bass
Cam McAllister
– trumpet
Dave Goodman – drums

About John Harkins

American-born, John Harkins has become one of the most sought after jazz pianists in Australia. He majored in classical piano at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City and has worked with many well known American jazz musicians, including tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, singer Mark Murphy, and esteemed trumpeter Warren Vache.

As the Musical Director and pianist for the annual Australian tours of US jazz/blues singer Barbara Morrison, he has also performed with such legendary artists as Cleo Laine, Christian McBride and Robert Hurst. As well as performing widely in Australasia with his trio and quartet, Harkins’ has in recent years performed and recorded with Charles McPherson, Eric Alexander, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon and Andrew Speight.

He has also received much attention since releasing his acclaimed albums, The Girl Next Door and Cognition.

“You’d have to be comatose to not feel how hard this music swings.”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald


Full bar & bistro for light meals

General – $17.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $35.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $12.00 incl booking fee

Additional information

Ticket Type

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

Event Details

Date: 30 May 2018

Start time: 20:00

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au