Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective

THE SYDNEY WOMENS JAZZ COLLECTIVE AT FOUNDRY616 AUGUST 21, 2018 MARK PIGOTT   The Sydney Womens Jazz Collective, a ten piece orchestra, fills this great little venue with a big sound. Their beautiful music is skilful and entertaining. The Sydney Womens Jazz Collective can create a big band sound but they also have the ability …

Ben Waters Boogie Woogie Band featuring Derek Nash (UK)

  Event: 06/02/2018 Ben Waters – Number 1 Boogie Woogie piano player in Europe Foundry616 We were invited to see Ben Waters featuring Derek Nash at Foundry616, a cosy music venue in Ultimo, Sydney, offering the best jazz-oriented music from the best stars of today and tomorrow. It was an incredible night from start to finish, full of satisfying and profoundly …

Michael Griffin & Dale Barlow/Tribute to Cannonball and Coltrane

Michael Griffin & Dale Barlow/Tribute to Cannonball and Coltrane – Foundry616 – 24 April 2015 – Review by John Hardaker Watching tenor colossus Dale Barlow tonight at Foundry 616 blowing alongside young altoist Michael Griffin, my mind went back to when I first saw Barlow play, way way back in the hazy day. At an age not much …

Mike Nock Trio : Electric

Mike Nock Trio – Electric Foundry616 – Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Review by John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald FULL REVIEW Mike Nock review/Electrons don’t change trio’s essential character Mike Nock: His most complete trio. Photo: Karen Steains Reviewed by John Shand ★★★★½ Where usually the piano would have stood naked and alone, now it was encroached upon …

Michael Griffin Octet plays Thelonious Monk

Michael Griffin Octet plays Thelonious Monk – Foundry616 Friday, June 30th – Review by John Clare Michael Griffin – alto sax, Michael Gordon – tenor sax; Jimmy Garden – tenor sax; Michael Avgenicos – trumpet; Paul Webber – trombone; Aaron Blakey – piano, Dave Groves – bass; Tim Geldens – drums There was a time …

Greasy Chicken Orchestra

Review of Greasy Chicken Orchestra at Foundry616 April 25, 2016 By John Shand Greasy Chicken Orchestra review: Free-range reinvention amid jazz revivalism   The Greasy Chicken Orchestra with Phillip Johnston (centre).  Photo: Rachel Knepfer ★★★½  Blokes in boaters with banjos and clarinets were so ubiquitous in Australian pubs decades after the so-called trad-jazz revival of …

Gregg Arthur

Review of Gregg Arthur at Foundry616 2016 By John Clare   Foundry 616, in what throughout my childhood was a Sydney industrial area infiltrated by bond stores, terrace housing, a technical college and a technological museum, was full for this Friday night’s appearance by singer Gregg Arthur with the Andrew Dickeson Trio, and with the …

James Muller / Dave Theak Organ Transplant

October 2016 Author: John Shand James Muller-Dave Theak Organ Transplant Foundry 616, October 10 8/10 James Muller. Photo supplied. Back in the halcyon 1970s and ’80s, before Donald Trump had been invented and when all was more or less well with the world, Sydney hosted one of the planet’s most thriving live music scenes; one …

Gian Slater, Barney McAll & Simon Barker

Review in Sydney Morning Herald November 2016 Author: John Shand Gian Slater, Barney McAll & Simon Barker Foundry 616, November 12 7.5/10 Singer Gian Slater was a fitting artist to round out this year’s Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, as her collaboration with pianist Barney McAll and drummer Simon Barker is all about opening up …

The catholics: Still fizzing after 25 years

Review in Canberra Times December 2016 Author: John Shand The catholics/Chris Cody Foundry 616, December 3 ★★★★½ All music that is not idle display is a dialogue of sorts. Across this night came dialogues between music and room, music and audience, players and compositions, players and their instruments, improvisers and their collaborators and even between …

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