Hi kids, rain or not I’m chuffed to be in oz for the summer; plus here in Sydney there’s some cool gigs coming up:
Salvation Street Shout at Festival First Night
It’ll be a gospel trombone party down outside St James church on Festival First Night, January 7. We’ll be playing from late afternoon until after sundown. Like every Festival First Night there’s so much great stuff on, wander by our spot to check out the lighting installation on the the church exterior. Festival First Night is filling not only Hyde Park and the Domain, but much of the city this year, can’t wait!
Salvation Street Shout at Sydney Festival First Night
January 7, 6:20pm onwards
St James Church grounds, King St, Sydney CBD
Tony Electro Heavy Vibe Concert Band at Jazzgroove Festival
Dan Junor’s brilliant alter-ego brings long-form electro funk to the Gaelic Club for the Jazzgroove Summer Festival on Jan 15. Dan has been recording the band in the studio this year, and he and I put in a hard night’s work last week checking out new sounds, synths and triggers for the gig. The Jazzgroove Summer Festival on for three days, in venues all over Surry Hills
Tony Electro at Jazzgroove Festival
Sun Jan 15, 8:00pm
Gaelic Club, 63 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
My Goodness, McGuiness! at Jazzgroove Jan 17
A hit with my favourite band at the first regular Jazzgroove night after the festival. BTW, our CD makes a great christmas present, and the cover image is knitted in greens an reds, so it feels pretty authentic and chrsitmassy: Rufus Records online store.
My Goodness, McGuiness! at Jazzgroove (w Tina Harrod)
January 17, Doors at 7:30pm
Venue 505, Cnr Cleveland & Perry St, Surry Hills
Impermanent Quartet at Kinetic Jazz Festival Jan 29
The Kinetic Jazz Festival has it’s own special flavour, and a lovely venue. James Greening, who’s billed on the same night, tells me he’s premiering a whole new band, and The Impermanent Quartet is a recent creation also, so this will be a night of all new music and vibes from our respective corners. The Festival runs Jan 25-29, and includes many more great bands.
Impermanent Quartet at Kinetic Jazz Festival (w James Greening)
January 29, Door around 7pm
St Luke’s Church Hall, 11 Stanmore Rd, Enmore