19 July Monday: SIMA – ‘The Freedom Jazzdance’: Double Bill – Showa 44 + Yutaro Okuda – CANCELLED


Monday, 19th of July 2021 – 7:30 pm

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to NSW Health’s current restrictions in response to Covid-19 as of the 23rd of June 2021, tickets are now limited in compliance with the reinstated 4-square metre rule. Please check back for a potential second release of tickets upon easing of restrictions.

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SIMA presents ‘The Freedom Jazzdance’

Playing on the freedom of spontaneous improvisation and expression, this series curated by Stu Hunter celebrates the delicate dance of engagement that underpins this exciting art form.

Double Bill: Showa 44 + Yutaro Okuda – 

Showa 44:

Featuring guitarist Carl Dewhurst and drummer Simon Barker, Showa 44 utilise tuned metallic resonances, rhythmic densities, and spontaneous invention via electric guitar and drum set to manifest compelling and evocative soundscapes.

“among the world’s finest improvisers”- (John Shand)
the restless exploration of free-spirited improvisers lives on undiminished.” – Jazz Local

Carl Dewhurst | Guitar
Simon Barker | Drums and Cymbals

Yutaro Okuda Quartet:

Yutaro Okuda is a Japanese-Australian jazz guitarist, who’ll be premiering a new quartet comprised of Sydney’s best emerging improvisers, Jack Stoneham on alto saxophone, Holly Conner on drums and internationally renowned pianist Alister Spence.

The project will explore the vast diversity of sound and texture available through their individual instrumentation and collective expression. Their free improvisation odyssey will include beautiful lyrical motifs in open textural soundscapes, through to dense musical intersections of rhythm.

Entering the covid-era off the back of extensive touring through Europe, with Arcing Wires and Japan as a solo artist and with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra. Yutaro performs regularly as sideman, lending his unique voice on guitar to many ensembles within Sydney’s contemporary jazz & improvised music scene, including Sam Gill’s Scattered, Bri Cowlishaw’s Fetherstone, Gavin Ahearn’s Memewars & Jenna Cave’s Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

Jack Stoneham | Alto Saxophone

Holly Conner | Drums

Alister Spence | Piano

Yutaro Okuda | Electric Guitar

See more at https://winterjazzfest.com.au/

Proudly supported by The City of Sydney and Create NSW.

SIMA acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which this event will take place. We pay respect to the elders past, present, and emerging. We recognise that on this land sovereignty was never ceded, It always was, always is, always will be Aboriginal land.

Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission – Standing Area, General Admission, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: July 19, 2021

Start time: 08:30 p.m.

End time: 10:30 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