jazz and improvised music


sydney international women's jazz festival

DATES : 2 - 13 November 2016


The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) was established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney. It's 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.

SIWJF compliments SIMA's fourteen years presenting our Young Women's Jazz workshops. This program has led to many females undertaking jazz in tertiary studies and going on to a professional career in music.  More information on this workshop program

SIWJF is undertaken with our founding partner the Sydney International Jazz Festival and supported by the City of Sydney and the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation.

2016 PROGRAM coming soon...


2015 Program

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (CAN - Cuba)
Fiona Joy & the Blue Dream Ensemble
Kristin Berardi Trio
Jenna Cave & the Divergence Jazz Orchestra
Ellen Kirkwood's Mieville Project
Alex Hahn and The Blue Riders
Mimi Jones & Camille Thurman
Michelle Nicolle Quartet
Corner Jazz (BB+CAM of the Prophets)
Future Voices (Laura Altman & Peter Farrar, Francesca Prihasti trio, Mary Rapp quartet)
The Bop Darlings featuring Virna Sanzone
Sandy Evans Trio with Bobby Singh

2014 Program

Dee Alexander (USA)
Hannah James Trio Triliphony launch
Sarah McKenzie Quartet We Could Be Lovers launch (USA)
Lisa Parrott in Concert and Conversation (USA)
Ellen Kirkwood's Fat Yahoozah feat. Lisa Parrott
Gai Bryant's Palacio De La Rumba Big Band feat. Roman Justo Pelladito (CUBA)
Andrea Keller and Miroslav Bukovsky Octet- Komeda Project (MELB)
2013 Program

Eri Yamamoto Trio (USA/JAPAN)
Claire Daly (USA)
Froy Aagre Electric (NORWAY) 
U.nlock- Shannon Barnett and Gian Slater (USA/MELB)
Tina Harrod Band
Judy Bailey in concert and conversation
Nat Bartsch Trio (Melb)
Virna Sanzone and Paul Grabowsky's Italian Project
Bloodlines (feat. Jade MacRae and Joy Yates)
Jo Fabro Quintet
The Sirens Big Band feat. Claire Daly
2012 Program 

Cyrille Aimee Quartet (FRANCE/USA)
No Tango (GERMANY)
Myra Melford - Trio M (USA)
Sandy Evans Sextet
Andrea Keller Quartet with Gian Slater
Zoe and the Buttercups
Jess Green and the Pre-loved
Hannah James Trio
Marialy Pacheco Trio

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