13 November Friday – Greasy Chicken Orchestra


Friday 13th of November 2020 – 8:30 pm

The doors open at 6.30 pm & fantastic food and drink served. Drop-in before the gig!

Minimum booking 2 patrons. We currently do not accept single bookings.

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Greasy Chicken Orchestra:

“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-humoured 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: sousaphone                                                          Nic Cecire: drums

Additional information

Ticket Type

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

Event Details

Date: November 13, 2020

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