Sydney Con Jazz Orchestra

Sydney Con Jazz Orchestra

We welcome the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, one of Australia’s most celebrated jazz orchestras, for a three night special series that hits Foundry616 in September 2018. Featuring the incredible music of Jim McNeely, Bert Joris, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer and Australian guitarist James Muller, the orchestra features great repertoire, outstanding ensemble playing and a sports a who’s who of the next generation of Australian Jazz.

These are the stars of tomorrow but you can hear them today on Wednesday 12th, 19th and 26th September.

“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”.  David Theak, Artistic Director.

David Theak has been a tireless advocate for large ensemble jazz in Australia through his formation of the Australian National Jazz Orchestra in 2018, his work with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, as Head of the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz studies program, convenor of the National Big Band Composition Competition and as a former guest artist and artistic advisor with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. Theak created the ’Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra’ as a young member of Sydney’s music scene now mentors scores of emerging musicians


General Admission – $10 incl booking fee
Sydney Con, UNSW & Macquarie music students FREE ENTRY (you must show valid ID)

2nd SHOW – Wednesday 19th September
3rd SHOW – Wednesday 26th September



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