Eamon Dilworths – VIATA Album Launch (Canb)

Viata is the new self-release by Sydney trumpeter Eamon Dilworth (Tijuana Cartel, Ed Kuepper, Low Down Riders). A pensive soundtrack capturing the mood to life experiences.

The album concept stems from a trip to Romania encountering a new city with a different way of life, morales and stories. Viata means “Life” in Romanian, in terms of how we continue to exist and simply be. Learning to live with ourselves as we are.
“The trip opened me up to consider who I am, where I come from & how I deal with experiences and challenges.. My musical output changed from this day to seek a deeper connection through my music and performance leading me to attempt to create soundtracks for my challenges in coming into adulthood.”

WHEN: 26th July, 7 – 10pm

WHERE: Smith’s Alternative : 76 Alinga St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/206814473269753/

About Eamon: https://trumdilla.wordpress.com/

Buy the album: https://eamondilworth.bandcamp.com/

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



Hannah James: Bass

Casey Golden: Piano

Simon Barker: Drums


Alister Spence: Piano

Lloyd Swanton: Bass

Toby Hall: Drums


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!


The Mieville Project @ Venue 505

The Mieville Project will be performing again at 505 in September!

When: 8 Sept 8pm

Where: Venue 505


Ellen Kirkwood – trumpet
Sandy Evans – saxophones
Byron Mark – piano
Hannah James – bass
Evan Mannell – drums
Caroline Levien – narrator



The quirky, rhythmic eccentricity of Ellen Kirkwood’s music meets the weird, dark and imaginative writing of British author China Mieville in a suite of four illustrative narrated pieces. Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis and premiered in October 2015 at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival to a room full of enraptured listeners, the suite musically explores excerpts from Mieville’s books, including dramatisation and interaction between the musicians and audience. A runaway train ambushed by frolicking spirits, a nightmare moth with swirling hypnotic wings, a diseasepassed on by the utterance of a word, and a cleaning construct that is developing sentient thought are all brought to life through this colourful and captivating set of music.

Jann Rutherford Memorial Award recipient (2012), trumpeter and bandleader Ellen Kirkwood has rapidly been gaining recognition for her compositional work. Her five-part suite, the narrated music-story Theseus and the Minotaur, performed by her band Captain Kirkwood, received wide-spread critical acclaim and glowing reviews.

The Mieville Project features some of Sydney’s most exciting musicians, including national treasure, saxophonist Dr Sandy Evans OAM and creative genius Alon Ilsar on drums plus his fascinating creation, the AirSticks.

“Brilliantly devised” – John Shand