11 November Thursday: Greasy Chicken Orchestra


Thursday, 11th of November 2021- 8:30 pm

Fantastic food and drink served from 6:30 pm. Drop-in before the gig!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to NSW Health’s current restrictions all patrons MUST provide proof of full vaccination upon venue entry. If you have any concerns, please contact the venue at info@foundry616.com.au.

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Greasy Chicken Orchestra: Thursday, 11th of November 2021:

“Johnston has always understood that jazz’s history is a rich resource rather than a liability, and with this band, he immerses himself almost completely in this era of energised and good-humored dance music… A nuanced and blended sonority, combined with an emphasis on pinpoint arrangements and concise solos.”  – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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.

The GCO repertoire includes music from Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Lil Hardin Armstrong, The John Kirby Sextet, Raymond Scott, Scott Joplin, Don Redman, and Duke Ellington.

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
  • Tim Clarkson: Tenor sax
  • James Loughnan: Baritone sax
  • Peter Dasent: Piano
  • Tim Rollinson: Guitar, banjo
  • James Greening: Tuba
  • Nic Cecire: Drums

Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Premium Dinner & Show, Dinner & Show – 6:30pm, Dinner & Show – 7:30pm, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: November 11, 2021

Start time: 08:30 p.m.

End time: 11:00 p.m.

Venue: Foundry 616

Coordinates: -33.880566,151.1982813

Directions: Located at the ground floor. Up to the steps, first door on the right.

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au