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sydney international women's jazz festival 2019


SIMA/APRA EMERGING COMPOSERS MENTORSHIP - APPLY NOW

This opportunity is open to anyone aged 30 years or under as of July 1st 2018, who resides in Australia or New Zealand

COMMISSIONED WORK TO BE PREMIERED AT THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

The Sydney Improvised Music Association with the support of APRA AMCOS is inviting applications from young composers to write a new work for a large (10-piece) jazz ensemble to be premiered at the 2018 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival held in November.

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Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2018

The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) was established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney. Its goal is to create an annual world class international jazz festival with an emphasis on Women in Jazz, that will enthuse audiences and highlight Sydney as a major international city of music and culture.

The festival presents a remarkably diverse roster of established stars on the international jazz scene alongside a lineup of exceptionally talented local artists.

2018 featured international artists from the USA, Finland and Japan playing both their own shows as well as combining with the cream of Australian jazz talent. There’s an equally stunning representation of local artists performing in a number of settings from intimate trios to sixteen and seventeen piece big bands. With both a remarkable diversity of music and some unique one off collaborations this is a festival to truly inspire.

SIWJF is undertaken with our founding partner the Sydney International Jazz Festival and supported by the City of Sydney, APRA/AMCOS and the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation.
 
2018 Line up:

CHARENEE WADE (USA)
SANNA RUOHONIEMI (FINLAND/AUS)
KIRA KIRA BRIGHT FORCE (JAPAN/AUS
HELEN SUNG QUARTET (USA/AUS)
SYDNEY WOMEN’S JAZZ COLLECTIVE
ANDREA KELLER
JUDY BAILEY TRIO
FREYA GARBETT QUARTET
SIRENS BIG BAND
EMMA PASK
QUEEN PORTER STOMP
BONNIESONGS
YOUNG
 WOMENS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
JACHLO

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