Helen Sung + Sydney Womens Jazz Collective

Sydney Womens Jazz Collective feat. Helen Sung

7th Nov, 7:30 @ Foundry 616

The SWJC is delighted to be opening the 2018 Sydney International Womens jazz Festival with the incredible US pianist Helen Sung.

Tickets available HERE!

“New York pianist and Festival Artist in Residence, Helen Sung opens the 2018 Festival in a concert with the ten-piece powerhouse, the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective.  Identified by Wynton Marsalis as an artist to watch, Helen Sung seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds.   This concert features a performance of the new work by trans artist Harri Harding, the 2018 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival APRA Composer Commission winner”

“Sung’s lyricism, light touch, and classical polish … complemented by plenty of hard-chord muscle”. – The Guardian

HELEN SUNG piano HANNAH JAMES (Double Bass), ALI FOSTER (Drums), SORCHA ALBURQUERQUE (guitar), FREYJA GARBETT (piano), ELLEN KIRKWOOD (Trumpet), LOUISE HORWOOD (trumpet), ALEX SILVER (Trombone) LAURA CORNEY (Tenor), LORETTA PALMEIRO (Alto/Sop/Clarinet), KALI GILLAN (Baritone)

SWJC feat. Sandy Evans @ Syd Con International Jazz Festival

The Sydney Womens Jazz Collective is honoured to be playing the the inaugural Sydney Con International Jazz Festival.

The festival is one incredible day of music featuring an incredible line up of International, National and Local Artists. Headlining the festival is one of my all time favourite artist, the phenomenal Tigran Hamasyan as well as Jim Black, Greg Orsby, Tal Cohen, Will Vinson, James Muller and many many more!

The SWJC will be playing at 5pm in Recital Hall East, it would be great to see you there!

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About the SWJC

The Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective is a 10-piece powerhouse formed in 2016. These talented members represent some of Australia’s up and coming jazz stars.

The Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective is led by bassist Hannah James and trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood. Featuring a six-piece horn section and four-piece rhythm section, the band includes several past winners of the prestigious Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in jazz, performing with the acclaimed Sydney saxophonist Sandy Evans. The SWJC plays primarily Australian Works including specially commissioned works by Andrea Keller (Vic) and local composing talents Jenna Cave, Glenn Doig and Ellen Kirkwood.

Hannah James (double bass) Ellen Kirkwood (trumpet) Sandy Evans (saxophones) Melissa Mony (saxophones) Anna Leckie (baritone saxophone) Louise Horwood (trumpet) Alex Silver (trombone) Sorcha Albuquerque (guitar) Emma Stephenson (piano) Ali Foster( drums)

 

Ingrid and Christine Jensen (Can/US) @ The Unorthodox Church of Groove

I am very honoured to be playing with the incredible Jensen Sisters (Ingrid and Christine) at the Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle.

DATE: 6 Nov

VENUE: The Unorthodox Church of Groove, 3 Tudor Street, Newcastle West N.S.W
2300

Band:

Ingrid Jensen: Trumpet

Christine Jensen: Saxophone

Gavin Ahern: Piano

Hannah James: Bass

Toby Hall: Drums

TIME: 7:30

Tix Available on the door!

Thanks to Christine and Ingrid for such a beautiful gig! Some pictures from the night curtesy of SIMA

 

SIWJ Band – Wollongong

This year the Sydney International Womens Festival will be featuring its very own large ensemble – the Sydney International Womens Jazz Band.

Led By Hannah James and Ellen Kirkwood, the band brings together 10 exceptionally fine local female musicians to perform a set of new commissions by fantastic Australian Composers.

Further details will be available closer to the date!

SIWJ Band – Sydney

This year the Sydney International Womens Festival will be featuring its very own large ensemble – the Sydney International Womens Jazz Band.

Led By Hannah James and Ellen Kirkwood, the band brings together 10 exceptionally fine local female musicians to perform a set of new commissions by fantastic Australian Composers.

Further details will be available closer to the date!

Alister Spence Trio + HJT @ Venue 505

Thursday 27th October HJT are playing a double bill @Venue505 with one of my all time favourite Australian bands – The Alister Spence Trio.

Not only that, but we are lucky enough to have incredible Simon Barker on drums!!

Venue 505 – Cnr Cleveland and Elizabeth Street Surry Hills

Doors – 6:30

Music From – 8:30

MORE INFO AND TICKETS

The HANNAH JAMES TRIO

Hannah James: Bass

Casey Golden: Piano

Simon Barker: Drums

The ALISTER SPENCE TRIO

Alister Spence: Piano

Lloyd Swanton: Bass

Toby Hall: Drums
https://www.facebook.com/events/589928887860099/

HATCH PROJECT @ BWWG

Super excited to be launching my brand new larger ensemble project “Hatch”

“Hatch is the exciting new project from our own Hannah James to develop new ideas and collaborations with diverse musicians and musical genres. Compositions and arrangements move between jazz – old and new, groove, classical and everything in between. This incarnation features a quintet of some of Sydney’s finest musicians.”

3 Course Dinner & Concert – Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 238 1688

Hannah James – Double Bass
Casey Golden – Piano
Paul Cutlan – Saxophone, Clarinet
Peter Koopman – Guitar
Oli Nelson – Drums

 

Bookings through the Bungendore Wood Works Cafe. Folow the link below!

http://cafewoodworks.com.au/events/2016/hannah-james-quintet