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VENUE 505 @ 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills (Corner of Cleveland and Perry St)

Doors open at 6pm Monday to Saturday

All performances start approximately 8.30pm unless otherwise indicated

505 does NOT take table reservations

We run pre-sales for some events so please check the listing. Pre-sale tickets are unreserved seating. Pre-sales close at 4pm please note there are also a limited amount of tickets available at the door to each performance.

For non-ticketed events simply come on the night, doors open at 7pm Mondays, 6pm Tuesday-Saturday tickets available at the bar from 6pm and the door from 7.30pm

Our 2013 Membership pack has arrived. Sign up and find out more here.

Venue Info

We thank the team at KAWAI for their ongoing support and our beautiful piano!

SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL ACTS COMING UP

Friday 3 October - DONTAE WINSLOW (USA)

BOOK TIX

 

 

Featuring members of the 2020WorldExperienceTour Justin Timberlake band this is a one night only opportunity to witness some of the most devastatingly groovy and soulful musicians on the planet today in the intimate setting of 505.


Daniel Jones (JT's MD) - Keys

Justin Gilbert - Piano

 

Brian Frasier Moore - Drums

If you’re not familiar with Dontae Winslow, now might be a good time to get acquainted. Well known for his contributions for D’Angelo, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott and Common,  the composer, songwriter, producer and classically trained trumpeter is stepping up to the front of the bandshell, so to speak, with the February 11th release of ‘Enter The Dynasty’.  In case his resumé was not already speaking to you his debut features cameos from jazz legend Chick Corea and Questlove.

Wednesday 8 October - MICHELINE VAN HAUTEM ‘Sings Brel’ (Belgium)

BOOK TIX

 


“Even though he lived quite a few years ago, and he's a man, and he sings in French, I feel such a very strong connection with Brel's music". And so does every audience that comes to see the spell binding Belgian chanteuse Micheline Van Hautem as she abandons herself to the passion of Jacques Brel's repertoire

Monday 13 October - Chris Coleman (USA) Workshop

BOOK TIX

 


Chris Coleman is one of the most in demand drummers in the world today. Having toured the globe and recorded with artist such as Prince, Chaka Kahn, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Stevie Wonder,Stanley Clark, Mike Stern, Christina Aguilera, the list goes on & and & on… too many names to mention. He is not only a drummer, but also a world class educator, having taught at some of the worlds best musical institutions.

 

September 2014

 

Monday 29 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 30 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

 

Monday 29 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.


Tuesday 30 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

 

OCTOBER 2014

Wednesday 1 October - Magnusson/Oehlers/Vanderwal ‘Paper Tiger’ Album Launch BOOK TIX

Thursday 2 October -  LIVE MIXTAPE #1 SYD SOUL BOOK TIX

Friday 3 October - DONTAE WINSLOW (USA) BOOK TIX

Saturday 4 October - Soul Jazz Remix w Rosie, Jeremy Gregory, Darryl Beaton & Vanessa Casperz BOOK TIX

 

Monday 6 October -  505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 7 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 8 October - MICHELINE VAN HAUTEM (Belgium) BOOK TIX

Thursday 9 October - Free The Beats Free Entry

Friday 10 October - Marsala BOOK TIX

Saturday 11 October - Mr Percival BOOK TIX

Monday 13 October - Chris Coleman Workshop BOOK TIX

Tuesday 14 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 15 October - Converge Festival BOOK TIX

Thursday 16 October - Abuka BOOK TIX

Friday 17 October - Grant Arthur Cautionary Tales Album Launch with The Cope Street Parade BOOK TIX

Saturday 18 October - Soundgun Album Launch feat Tina Harrod  BOOK TIX

Monday 20 October - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 21 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 22 October - Alex Stuart feat Julien Wilson BOOK TIX

Thursday 23 October -  Johnny Nicol Supper Club with Lynn Rogers 'Two For The Road' BOOK TIX

Friday 24 October - Moussa Diakite (Mali) w Wassado Band BOOK TIX

Saturday 25 October - Josie Mann BOOK TIX

Monday 27 October - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 28 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 29 October - Alister Spence Trio + Ben Hauptmann Trio

Thursday 30 October - Andrew Gander Quartet + Cameron Undy Quartet BOOK TIX

Friday 31 October - Feel Good Friday Jazz Session Free Entry

 

OCTOBER 2014

Wednesday 1 October - Magnusson/Oehlers/Vanderwal ‘Paper Tiger’ Album Launch

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

 

 

 

Three of the mightiest sounds in contemporary Jazz music collaborate on there national tour to celebrate the release of the debut album ‘Paper Tiger’. Each have etched there names into the history books as virtuoso performers in there own right but ensemble music is what these three are best at and this album is testament.

In 2013 they coaxed each other to go into the studio and record. With the red light on they tied the sound engineer to his chair and proceeded to record 14 tracks! The resulting music is a diverse range of colours, grooves and timbres. Each member has a very distinct writing style but the compositions are approached as a collective. You can hear the band revelling in the freedom of the bass-less trio format and revelling in the knowledge they do not have to check a double bass at the oversize baggage counter the next day.

Steve Magnusson - Guitars
Jamie Oehlers - Tenor and Soprano Saxes

Ben Vanderwal - Drumset

 

YouTube of the band playing live

 

Thursday 2 October -  LIVE MIXTAPE #1 SYD SOUL

$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

Let's do this together. Let's attempt a live mixtape, a tangible playlist, a real-life hologram. Let's showcase six Sydney bands moving in and around the 'contemporary soul' genre, and give them a half hour each to show you what they've been cooking up.

Playlist features (in no particular order):

Beaten Bodies

Josué Music

Inês

GOD jee oh dee

Foveaux

Righteous Voodoo

Here's a link to the FB event:

 

Friday 3 October - DONTAE WINSLOW (USA)

$25 BOOK TIX

 

 

If you’re not familiar with Dontae Winslow, now might be a good time to get acquainted. Well known for his contributions for D’Angelo, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott and Common,  the composer, songwriter, producer and classically trained trumpeter is stepping up to the front of the bandshell, so to speak, with the February 11th release of ‘Enter The Dynasty’.  In case his resumé was not already speaking to you his debut features cameos from jazz legend Chick Corea and Questlove.

"'Summer Cookout' was an amazing opportunity for me to explore the more soulful roots of jazz and its gospel/quartet roots," Dontae Winslow tells Rolling Stone. "I love the trumpet going through a Hendrix style wahwah pedal for the main melody, because it catches the listener off guard. Questlove recorded the drums at his studio with his unique tuning and sounds that only he gets from a kit with a huge bass kick drum. 'Summer Cookout' for me is the jam the you'd put on in my hometown in Baltimore when the crabcakes would come out.”

http://singersroom.com/content/2014-01-28/Dontae-Winslow-Summer-Cookout-Ft-QuestLove/

Dontae on his home town, Baltimore “There is a struggle inherent in the city that I think flows in ALL of the music that comes from Baltimore—a hardness, passion, and desperation. The rock, r&b, jazz, house, club and pop have a cathartic sound and an "all in" emotional intensity that I think is a signature of our Baltimore culture; there's an urgency in our music. It's very real, authentic, and pulls no punches.”

Saturday 4 October - Soul Jazz Remix w Rosie and Jeremy Gregory and Vanessa Casperz

$15 BOOK TIX

 


There’s a whole lot of energy building up to Sydney’s first ever Soul Festival this spring and in the spirit we’ve got this extra special session. Reworking classic Soul and Jazz tunes live in front of your very ears with some of the finest Sydney musicians, 2 killer vocalists in Rosie and Jeremy and award winning beat-boxer Vanessa Casperz.

Monday 6 October -  505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.

Tuesday 7 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 8 October - MICHELINE VAN HAUTEM ‘Sings Brel’ (Belgium)

$40/$30 BOOK TIX (Please note that doors open at 6pm for best seating as tickets do not reserve seats)

 

 

“Even though he lived quite a few years ago, and he's a man, and he sings in French, I feel such a very strong connection with Brel's music". And so does every audience that comes to see the spell binding Belgian chanteuse Micheline Van Hautem as she abandons herself to the passion of Jacques Brel's repertoire accompanied by virtuoso guitarist Ben Hauptmann.

Belgian born Brel, one of the 20th century's greatest chansonniers, died in 1978. He channelled the light and dark of the human soul, writing memorable songs such as Ne Me Quitte Pas ( If you go away) ,The Port of Amsterdam,Seasons in the Sun, Mathilde, Marieke, Bruxelles and many others.

Edinburgh Festival award winner, Micheline has played to critical acclaim around the world. Renowned for her mesmerising stage presence and emotional expression, Micheline relives the poetry and passion of Brel’s music singing in French, Flemish and English.  Micheline inhabits each of the songs rather than just performs them.

Micheline has played to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival (winning a prestigious Herald Angel Award), Sydney Opera House, two sell out seasons at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and in 2009 completed a 60 date European tour with Jacques’ nephew, and keeper of the Brel flame, Bruno Brel.

Behold this Belgian chanteuse, whether in French, English or Dutch she communicates with a livid sensual force that has the listener transfixed.

"Short of major surgery, cancel whatever you have on tonight and hear Micheline Van Hautem"

Sydney Morning Herald

“If the key to Cabaret is engaging with the audience, then Belgian singer Micheline Van Hautem has perfected the art…. A performer with the ability to grab hold of audiences and transport them to another world”             The Adelaide Review

“Her voice, by turns caressing and corrupting, unadorned by tricks, sometimes even dispensing with the microphone altogether, evokes in the listener that kind of euphoria which comes from being in the presence of someone completely in command of their material, idiom and instrument. ….She is, simply, fabulous”

 

The London Times (5 stars)


Thursday 9 October - Free The Beats

Free Entry

 

 

Free The Beats is your local collective of Beat nerds and Electronic Musicians that embrace technology to push the boundaries of performance and sound.

The Free The Beats project was established in 2010 as a Free online compilation to give exposure to local underground talent in the realm of electronic music.

It is now about to launch vol. 12 and has been going strong ever since, with a solid online following the next step was to find a physical platform to promote community engagement and collaboration. To bring together people and encourage local producers to develop their live performance skills.

This is not a night for Dj’s spinning tunes in the background of your cocktail conversations, expect to see some challenging and varied music, soul vocals, live drummers, analogue synths, laptops and gadgets galore.

Friday 10 October - Marsala

$25 on the door $20 pre sold BOOK TIX

 

 

This week we welcome back with open minds and very excited hearts one of Sydney’s musical institutions Marsala.

Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brasil, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe, Senegal...They do Gypsy Music, Tango, Salsa, Samba, the African Township thing, French Rap, Italian Jazz, Tom Waits songs, Russian Folk songs... anything to make audiences feel passionately and dance beautifully.

There performances are usually a magical feat. They create passion and romance where ever they go. Audiences can't help but dance and fall in love with each others traditions.

Marsala bring together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present 'the world' in music.

Lupco Stojcevski- saxophone

Vladimir Khusid- trumpet

Gino Pengue- guitar

Jess Ciampa- tuned percussion, as well as drums, bass, trumpet and accordion.

Jose- vocals and guitar

Saturday 11 October - Mr Percival

$20 BOOK TIX

 

 

Mr.Percival creates spontaneous vocal loops using the human voice, an open heart and over two decades of musical inspiration and experience. The live performances by this talented independent Australian artist have been described as 'abundant sonic bliss' and 'art for the ears'. Mr.Percival loves performing at Venue 505 and this time round he will present a set of new vocal music, some classic grooves from his solo albums and an enthralling collaboration with pianist Bill Risby. Don't miss this night of music, magic and mayhem...

Monday 13 October - Chris Coleman Workshop

$30 BOOK TIX

 


Chris Coleman is one of the most in demand drummers in the world today. Having toured the globe and recorded with artist such as Prince, Chaka Kahn, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Stevie Wonder,Stanley Clark, Mike Stern, Christina Aguilera, the list goes on & and & on… too many names to mention.

He is not only a drummer, but also a world class educator, having taught at some of the worlds best musical institutions.

When we heard Chris Coleman was coming to Australia but NOT to Sydney we figured we had to do something about. So when local musician Yanya Boston got in touch with us about Chris directly we decided to host this event ourselves. We were lucky enough to have Chris Daddy Dave here recently for a clinic @ 505 and that sold out quickly and many people left it too late to book tickets and MISSED OUT!

Come and hear Chris play and speak in this one off special event, put on BY MUSICIANS FOR MUSICIANS.

Theres a jazz jam immediately after and who knows what will go down then!

 

Doors open 6pm for best seats



Tuesday 14 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 15 October - Converge Festival

$18/$10 BOOK TIX

 

The Converge Festival is a 3-day event that showcases legendary names in jazz and blues, rubbing shoulders with emerging and young Australian musicians. The Festival's program reflects the broadening of the contemporary jazz music scene incorporating funk, soul, big band swing, and jazz-rock sounds. The performances are lead by student groups at the Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Uni who are studying Jazz.

Phillippa Murphy Haste Ensemble

Selected Artist:

Paul Cutlan (Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)

Band Personnel:

Clarinet: Phillippa Murphy-Haste

Double Bass: Jess Dunn
Piano Steve Barry 
Drums: James Harris

Amanda Suwondo Ensemble

Selected Artist:

Richard Maegraith  (Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)

Band Personnel:

Alto Saxophone: Abi McCunn

Piano: Amanda Suwondo

Double Bass: Sarah Evans

Drums: Holly Conner

Wilbur Whitta Ensemble

Selected Artist:

Special Guest TBC

Band Personnel:

Tenor Saxophone:Michael Avgenicos

Piano: Wilbur Whitta

Double Bass: James Hazelwood Dale

Drums: Alex Hirlian

Thursday 16 October - Abuka

$!5 BOOK TIX

 

Brazilian soul-jazz project Abuka is known for its consistent rhythms and corrupted beats.

Blending sounds of distant places, from the deep roots of Brazil’s kaleidoscopic regional rhythms to the cosmopolitan inner city jazz, Abuka leads the public to an exquisite and compelling rhythmic journey.

Sharing the stage with Australia’s finest musicians as well as international artists, singer, songwriter Tiago De Lucca and multi-percussionist Sandro Bueno are the alchemists of Abuka’s essence.

Abuka is now embarking on a tour beginning with Fusion Festival in Wagga Wagga before landing in Melbourne with a run of concerts in the city’s most sought-after venues. They’ll showcase music off their debut album “One Take” and a selection of the songs that influenced their music path.

Abuka’s infused funky grooves have won the endorsement of the great Bill Summers and soul diva Shelby Johnson.

Abuka presents original music delivering one of the most admirable and breathtaking performances on the Australian music scene.

“They are fantastic!”
Bill Summers (Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Madonna)

“Well, yes I boarded the jet on time & went straight to the sound system to pop in the cd! Immediately Prince asked ’What's that?’ I was like ‘these are my new friends Abuka...Totally talented and fellow "tribemates"’. After two songs I went to take it out...and he stopped me. Yep! I knew he would!!! Ha!”
Shelby Johnson (The New Power Generation, Prince, Santana, D'Angelo)

Friday 17 October - Grant Arthur Cautionary Tales Album Launch with The Cope Street Parade

$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

A young man of singular style, Grant Arthur is perhaps best known as the characterful and inventive musician behind that most outlandish kind of debut opus, a Christmas album (A Very Grant Arthur Christmas, Yum Yum Tree 2012). Kind and sanguine by nature, Grant is a friend and agent to a motley crew of instruments including trombone, bass trumpet, sousaphone, tuba, banjo, dobro, steel guitar and bass guitar. He is also an arresting singer and songwriter, lending his voice and pen to most of the ensembles he performs with.

Grant is Currently touring the world with the jaw-dropping circus show Limbo, showcasing his musical talents alongside a cast of highly skilled International performers every night.  This year he too a break from his carny lifestyle to record an album of original music with a group of Australian musicians who by chance all happened to be passing through foggy London town at the same time.  These songs are light hearted words of warning inspired by Australian folklore, family and circus life, spinning tales of murder, matches and giant mosquitoes.  The band tears their way through New Orleans stomps, barn dances and funeral marches with some of the best young musicians in Sydney strutting their stuff.

The night will feature the music from Cautionary Tales as well as an early Christmas celebration as the cult hit album A Very Grant Arthur Christmas is brought to life once more on the stage.

With Support by The Cope Street Parade and featuring a few special guest cast members from the smash hit show Limbo, this will be a night not to miss!

 

Saturday 18 October - Soundgun Album Launch feat Tina Harrod

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

Soundgun use contemporary compositions from an array of genres as a platform from which to create fine, piano trio music. The results are focused, contemplative journey-songs displaying the formidable improvising talents of the members of the trio along with precise, empathetic ensemble playing.

"...dreamy, furious, melancholic and exuberant, riding waves of meditative calm all the way through to febrile intensity."

NME

The trio are launching their debut self titled recording in a rare live performance and will be joined on the night by long time collaborator Tina Harrod, whose powerful and soulful voice will augment the band in the second set.

Hard copies of the album will be available on the night.

Tom O'Halloran -piano

Jonathan Zwartz -upright bass

Evan Mannell -drum set

Tina Harrod - voice

Monday 20 October - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.

Tuesday 21 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 


Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 22 October - Alex Stuart feat Julien Wilson

$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

Alex Stuart returns from Paris to Australia, accompanied by four great Australian jazz musicians, to launch his new album Place to Be.

His Australian tour follows the French launch in May at Paris’s iconic Sunset Jazz Club. Already, France’s Nouvelle-Vague magazine has described Place to Be as ‘balanced to perfection … one of the best jazz albums of the year’ and awarded it 5 out of 5 stars, while Alex Dutilh from radio station France Musique has described it as ‘an absolutely suberb album’ and featured it on the station’s ‘Open Jazz’ program. In Australia, Place to Be was ABC Jazz’s feature album and received 4 out 5 stars in John McBeath’s review in The Australian.

Alex’s Australian band is:

Alex Stuart – guitar

Julien Wilson – saxophone

Miroslav Bukovsky – trumpet

Jonathan Zwartz – bass

James Hauptmann – drums

Place to Be is an ‘ode to cultural openness’, with Alex finding inspiration in many places. These include the jazz tradition, contemporary jazz, African and South American grooves, rock and post-rock, Indian and Balkan music, Australia, the sea and surfing, life in Paris’ 19th arrondissement and much more.

For more information: www.alexstuartmusic.com/.

"A compact, virile, homogenous group sound" (Jazz Magazine)

"An absolutely superb album" (Alex Dutilh, France Musique)

"His original style, as fluid as it is inventive and marked by rock, works wonders in Place to Be, his just released 3rd album" (Michel Contat, Télérama)

"A very fluid modern jazz, free and enjoyable to listen to" "18/20" (Hifi Vidéo)

"Stuart's compositions are varied and evocative, arranged in thoughtful, composite way" "4/5 stars" (John McBeath, The Australian)

"Eight gold nuggets of jazz like we find so rarely" "5/5 stars" (Nouvelle Vague)

"Post jazz drawing largely on African influences that, with the use of short cycles, reaches intense peaks" (Rock my Days)

Thursday 23 October -  Johnny Nicol Supper Club with Lynn Rogers 'Two For The Road'

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

Johnny Nicol and Lynn were house hold names here in Australia for a few decades back when your Ma and Pa use to go out dancing and drinking and painting the town. In the days when Jazz was a party sound that brought people out to meet friends and let there hair down on a weekend. Both have travelled the globe entertaining and performing at the highest level and though not house hold names anymore, take it from us, these two are as bad ass as they ever were. It’s true that great musicians just get greater with age like a perfectly bottled wine or whiskey. Come hear two remarkable performers with a sensational rhythm team backing for a night of cutting edge nostalgia.

Friday 24 October - MOUSSA DIAKITE (Mali) + WASSADO Band

Special Guest PAPE MBAYE (Senegal)  BOOK TIX

$15

 

 

Moussa Diakite was part of Mali's generation of pioneering musicians in the 1970s and ‘80s. Composing and performing music heavily influenced by the Wassoulou styles of his homelands in southwestern Mali. Moussa joined the ‘Super Rail Band de Bamako’ as it's lead guitarist in 1979, also playing with the legendary Toumani Diabate's ‘Yanga Orchestre’ and  eventually joined world music star Salif Keita from 1987-1992. Since moving to Sydney in 1992, Moussa has inspired the Australian African music scene.

Diakite is collaborating with one of West Africa's most influential musicians of the last 40 years, Djelimady Tounkara along with prominent contemporary star and recent Grammy nominee Bassekou Kouyate. Joining these luminaries is one of Australia's emerging instrumentalists, Simon Olsen who is first generation Australian from Mali.

Together they are due to record an album in the modern Malian style, translating traditional 'Wassoulou' music from Southwestern Mali, combining modern instruments with traditional instruments. This project will facilitate a significant moment of cultural exchange and reconnection for all musicians involved. Moussa will return to his native homeland Bamako to record with his countrymen for the first time since he left the international touring circuit 21 years ago. Join us for a special performance and preview of Diakite’s original works prior to this unique collaboration and homecoming.

Performing alongside of him will be his band ‘WASSADO” comprised of:

Len Semperi - Guitar

Simon Olsen - Bass

Ben Kidson - Drums


Special guest PAPE MBAYE played with Nationally acclaimed bands: Jaboot, Ndiew, Super Ndiew, Natangue, Super Sabor,
In '86-'90 Mbaye had a residency in Studio 2000 as a session musician. After touring stints in Finland, France and Australia during the 1990's, Mbaye decided to call Sydney his second home in 1999. Mbaye is a master in the realm of all things percussion and has a musicality that can only emanate from the rich cultural traditions of his ancestral heritage - that of a Griot. As a custodian of rich oral tradition, Pape has been head drummer of his Village, Yoff for 25 years.

During this time, Mbaye was appointed to play for high political officials, elections and welcoming parties for the president and was ordained to play for traditional healing and spiritual ceremonies.

 

This is a special night of West African culture and music not to be missed.


Saturday 25 October - Josie Mann

$15 BOOK TIX

 


Every now and again a young artist comes along that simply ‘has it’. It took only one listen to Josie Mann for us to realise that this young lady needs a stage and that the audience will follow.

 

Josie is a young singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist launching her career here tonight, debuting original music and reworked covers of her most loved songs. She has been collaborating with top shelf local musicians with a mixture of genre influences including classical, contemporary, jazz, pop, rock and soul, Josie’s style is refreshing and her voice is sublime. Josie’s influences range from Nick Drake to The Beatles. Bon Iver to Radiohead and Etta James to Ella Fitzgerald.


 

Monday 27 October - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.

Tuesday 28 October - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

 

Wednesday 29 October - Alister Spence Trio + Ben Hauptamnn Trio

$15/$10

 

 

Alister Spence Trio return, bringing their compelling energy, wonderful interplay and Alister’s extraordinary compositions.

Over the past 15 years the trio have carved out a name for themselves here and overseas. They have released 5 Albums, two of which have received ARIA nominations for Best Jazz Release. The last two, ‘Fit’ and ‘Far Flung’ have been voted in the top Jazz/Impro releases for 2009 and 2013 in both ‘WIRE’ magazine and ‘Jazz Journal’ (UK).

The trio has performed at festivals and venues around the globe including, Tokyo Jazz Festival, International Festival de Jazz de Montreal, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Chelsea Festival, Vilnius Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

Their collective biographies and discographies are astonishing, involving performances and recordings with luminaries, Dewey Redman, Barre Phillips, Brian Eno, Archie Roach, Jim O’Rourke, Karaikudi Mani, Paul Capsis and Ed Kuepper.

Alister’s latest release ‘Everything Here Is Possible’, a duo with Myra Melford (US) has recently been awarded a 2014 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award for ‘Excellence in Jazz’

“Guaranteed to draw you into their captivating musical worlds” Sydney Morning Herald

“Ingenious themes” The Wire UK

“Spence has that priceless gift of always leaving you wanting more” Jazzwise Magazine UK


Thursday 30 October - Andrew Gander Quartet + Cameron Undy Quartet

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

 

 

Andy Gander Quartet plays odd-meter grooves based in jazz, afro-cuban and funk idioms, polymetric improvisational interplay, free-form improvisation and hard-grooving traditional approaches to the music. The selections are Gander originals as well as some arrangements of standard Jazz tunes. Designed as vehicles for exploration of the group's rhythmic interactive processes featuring all four members as strong soloists and ensemble players.

Carl Morgan - Guitar

Steve Barry - Piano

Brett Hirst - Bass

Andrew Gander - Drums

"In a Festival line-up luminescent with musical wonders, I can unreservedly say the Andrew Gander Band was the highlight for me – and I am sure many there would agree. His five-piece group hit their jaw-dropping stride from the first note and ascended from there. Gander seemed to push each of them into the deeper reaches of their own musical universe” (John Hardaker)

 

Cameron Undy Quartet features a marvellous chemistry in an early and very exciting stage of development. Undy has not had a featured acoustic group for more than a decade and the music composed here is both challenging and uplifting. The extraordinary and unique drumming of Andrew Gander gives rise to new possibilities for the virtuosity of Greg Coffins piano and the fluidity of Laskowski’s tenor saxophone.


 

Friday 31 October - Feel Good Friday Jazz Session

Free Entry


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6 Nights a Week at Venue 505

Kicking off 2014 we are increasing the fun times with:

Monday nights are free entry and happy hour all night for Happy Monday Games Night. With live music and board games a plenty. It's boogie woogie with your backgammon.


Come party down for 'Old School' Tuesdays with a live funk and groove band, invited guests jamming and DJ selections of some rare grooves. And it's FREE entry!!!

Wednesdays is a great night for the very best in contemporary Jazz and World music from some seriously world class players. A feast for the senses and especially your ears.

Thursdays will feature some of the new and old faces of 'beat' music reaching into the vaults of Reggae, Afro-Beat, Funk, Jazz and more. Free entry to 505 members!

Fridays are a night to unwind for the week with a blend of some high class and fun acts that range from Swing, Gypsy, Worls, Soul, Funk and more.

Saturdays are our concert series and a perfect night to sit back and let your ears be trated to the most inspiring vocalists and instrumentalists Australia has to offer.

Love Roots, Groove, Funk and Jazz music? Tuesdays are all about it with free entry a lounge atmosphere, live funk trio and resident DJ. Check out the new cocktail menu in style and treat yourself to an early week hang. Some of Sydney’s finest muso’s will be dropping by to jam (or just prop up the bar) Cocktail hour from 6-730!

Head here to check out our up-coming gigs.

 

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