jazz and improvised music



In 2019 we celebrate SIMA's 35 year history of presenting contemporary jazz with YOU. Thank you. Together we have created countless unforgettable performances abundant in creativity, ideas and excitement.

From our very first presentation, States of the Art, which was part of the 1985 Sydney Festival, to heady nights at Strawberry Hills Hotel or Side On Café and beyond, your participation has enabled countless performances, tours, commissions and important education and artist development work.


Looking ahead, help us keep jazz in the spotlight by BECOMING A MEMBER or RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP and enjoy discounted tickets and exclusive member-only gigs.

SIMA is a registered charity so please also consider leaving a tax-deductible donation, find out more or DONATE NOW at sima.org.au/donate or by calling 02 9036 6292

We're thrilled to present the upcoming winter season as part of our Jazz:NOW program, featuring an exciting mix of artists, as you will see below!.

Tickets on sale May 21st
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Saturday July 6
The Newsagency


Gerard Masters-Piano
Brett Hirst- Bass
Miles Thomas-Drums          

Laurence Pike

Laurence Pike-drum, sampler

Saturday July 13
The Newsagency

Sonic Futures:
Josh Meader

Josh Meader-Guitar
Steve Barry-Piano
Jonathan Zwartz-Bass
Alex Hirlian-Drums        

Fabro Botting Flower

Jo Fabro-Vox
Tom Botting-Bass
Aaron Flower-Guitar


Sunday July 14
Themes and Variation
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Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey - Piano

Mike Nock

Mike Nock - Piano

Saturday July 20
The Sound Lounge

Mary Rapp
Album Launch

Mary Rapp-Cello/vox
Carl Dewhurst- Guitar
Simon Barker-Drums

Gary and James Daley

Gary Daley-Accordian
James Daley-Mandolin


Saturday July 27
The Sound Lounge

Phil Slater Quintet

Phil Slater-Trumpet
Simon Barker-Drums
Matt McMahon-Piano
Brett Hirst-Bass
Matt Keegan-Tenor

Brianna Cowlishaw and Gavin Ahearn

Briana Cowlishaw-Vox
Gavin Ahearn- Piano

Saturday August 3
The Sound Lounge


Chloe Kim-drums
Jacques Emery-Double Bass

Novak Manojlovic - Grown Ocean

Novak Manojlovic-piano
Thomas Avgenicos - Trumpet
David Reglar-Tenor Sax
Raphael Rosse-Trombone
Dave Rodriguez - Guitar
Andrew Bruce - Keyboards
Brendan Clark - Electric Bass
Tully Ryan - Drums 

Saturday August 17
The Sound Lounge


Zela Margossian-piano
Virna Sanzone-Vocals


Blueprints Trio

Steve Barry-Piano
Jaques Emery-Bass
Alex Inman-Hislop-Drums 


 Saturday August 24
The Sound Lounge



Ahimsa: Meditations on Gandhi

Sandy Evans-Alto, soprano Saxophone
Bobby Singh-Tabla, Toby Hall-Drums
Brett Hirst-Bass, Alon Ilsar Air Sticks-Drums
Sarangan Sriranganathan-Sitar and Vocals



Sandy Evans Trio with Bobby Singh

Sandy Evans-Alto and soprano Saxophone
Bobby Singh-Tabla
Toby Hall-Drums
Brett Hirst-Bass,


 Saturday August 31
The Sound Lounge

Origami - Wu Xing (MELB)

Adam Simmons-Alto Saxophone
Bass Clarinet Howard Cairns-Double Bass
Hugh Harvey- Drums
Wang Zheng -Ting-sheng


Miles Thomas-Drums, Oliver Thorpe- pedal Steel guitar, Brendan Clarke Jnr-Bass


 There are TOO MANY incredible artists this year!

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**SIMA is always looking for volunteers to help out during the performances. If you would like to scan tickets and welcome our guest in return for a free ticket to another night. Get in touch with Caitlin at operations@sima.org.au

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