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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

 

Pre-sale tickets are unreserved seating. Pre-sales close at 4pm on the day of the event

 

Tickets may be bought at the door subject to availability. Please note we do not refund or exchange tickets.


For non-ticketed events simply come on the night, doors open at  6pm Monday-Saturday tickets available at the bar from 6pm

 

Our 2015 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!

 

 

JUNE 2015

 

Monday 29 June - 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 June - 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.


JULY 2015

Wednesday 1 July - The Alpha Experiment BOOK NOW

Thursday 2 July - Abuka BOOK NOW

Friday 3 July - Professor Groove & the Booty Affair BOOK NOW

Saturday 4 July - Miriam Lieberman Bon Voyage Concert BOOK NOW

Monday 6 July - Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

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

Wednesday 8 July - Alister Spence + Casey Golden Trios BOOK NOW

Thursday 9 July - Steve Barry Trio + Hieronymus Trio BOOK NOW

Friday 10 July - Marlene Cummins and her Blues Experience Band BOOK NOW

Saturday 11 July - Keyim Ba BOOK NOW

Monday 13 July - Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

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

Wednesday 15 July - Ten Guitar Project  BOOK NOW

Thursday 16 July - Subterraneans with The Unearthed Horns BOOK NOW

Friday 17 July - Afrobeat Wonderland feat. Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence BOOK NOW

Saturday 18 July - ‘Billie and Me’ Wendy Matthews Sings Billie Holiday BOOK NOW

Monday 20 July - Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

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

Wednesday 22 July - Karl Laskowski Quartet + Cameron Undy Quartet

Thursday 23 July - Joseph Tawadros Quartet BOOK NOW

Friday 24 July - Feel Good Friday Jazz Session Free Entry

Saturday 25 July - Barney McAll ASIO Album Launch BOOK NOW

 

Monday 27 July - Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

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

Wednesday 29 July - HERD Trio (Finland) with guests Mike Nock and Martha Marlow  BOOK NOW

Thursday 30 July - TBC

Friday 31 July - the catholics BOOK NOW

 

Wednesday 1 July - The Alpha Experiment

$10 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 

The Alpha Experiment' is a contemporary Rock band with a stage show iced with swagger. Progressive songwriting, and hard R&B grooves, underpin the virtuosic style they call 'Third Stream Rock'.

Since releasing its debut album 'Close Encounter' at the 2013 Sydney Fringe festival, Alpha has played numerous shows and recently won the 'Young Bloods' band competition. Copies of their upcoming EP, with its strange new groove, will be un-shelving themselves in September.

Nelson Rufatt (Keyboards/Vocals)

Daniel Willington (Guitar)

Robert Rufatt (Percussion/Vocals)

Dityo Bramantyo (Bass)

Alex Hirlian (Drums)

The Baldwins are an 8 piece contemporary neo soul, jazz and hip hop outfit. They bear a sound that is reminiscent of acts such as The Roots, Hiatus Kayote and The Robert Glasper Experiment.

Courtney Josh (Vocals)

Blain Cunneen (Guitar/Vocals)

Sean Valenzuela (Keys)

Joshua Spolc (Bass/Vocals)

Andrew Mosely (Drums/Vocals)

Bonnie Guo (Alto Sax/Vocals)

Angus Debnam-Carey (Tenor Sax)

Tim Coggins (Trombone).

Thursday 2 July - Abuka

$15/$10 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm


 

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.

Friday 3 July - Professor Groove & the Booty Affair

$20 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


Professor Groove & The Booty Affair are specialists in Lowdown Streetfunk, Disco and Electro Boogie House Grooves.

“Let me be short and to the point. I BE the funk.”

(Professor Groove)

They’ve got the experience. They’ve got the skillz. They bring the heat.

Professor Groove and The Booty Affair are a phenomenon of the Sydney live music scene. They’ve been rocking the party year after year, a never-ending marathon of freakfunk.

Old school, nu school, whatever school - the Professor is always IN CHARGE of the class.

Revered for their intensely energetic performances, for their unique sound that is steeped in warm 70’s funk yet sits comfortably on pumping disco-tech dancefloors.

They work the floor live like a DJ, spinning seamlessly from track to track.

Think of a sound that combines Prince, P-Funk, Grandmaster Flash, James Brown and The Chemical Brothers with the unique Philosophunk of the Professor and you’re starting to get there.

Utilising a core collection of Sydney’s FINEST musicians like Terepai Richmond (drums), Josh Beagley (guitar/synths), Michael di Francesco (bass),

Saturday 4 July - Miriam Lieberman Bon Voyage Concert

$18 pre sale + B.F. BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door $20 from 6pm

 

 

Heading overseas, Miriam  will be performing her last Sydney show until the end of the Year joined by Liz frencham on double bass, Anatoli Torjinki on cello and Trevor Brown on flute. Prepare for warm vocal harmonies and soaring strings.

Playing kora - 21 stringed African harp as well as guitar, Miriam's songs are a collection of stories beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her unmistakable voice. Her music seamlessly blends African influences with blues and folk style.

Also performing on the night will be Trevor Brown (The Gypsy Dub Sound System)  multi -instrumentalist live looping extraordinaire

Booking is highly recommended

 

Monday 6 July - Jazz Jam Session & 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 July - 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 July - Alister Spence + Casey Golden Trios

$15 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


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

 

 

CASEY GOLDEN TRIO

After five years of working closely as a trio, 'Outliers' represents the first true artistic statement on record from these three young musicians.

‘We’re really proud of the new record because more than anything else, it shows our connection as a band. I think the relationship and trust that we’ve built over the last five years comes across in the music and it’s great to finally have an accurate document of a band that we’ve put so much time and effort into’

Casey Golden Trio will be on stage at 8.30pm followed by a party/hang/jam provided by some great Sydney musicians. So come down for some brand new original music and stick around for a drink with us afterwards.

Casey Golden - piano

Bill Williams - bass

Ed Rodrigues - drums

“This feels like the strongest release to date for the Casey Golden Trio. The detailed music seems to move effortlessly and musically between composition and improvisation without one element drawing focus. This band is establishing a strong, compelling and recognisable voice.” Alister Spence on 'Outliers'

“Here’s a band that plays music of utter seriousness and the achievement shows, proud but never conceited. This is art as it’s made in modern Australia: unpretentious but skilled, informed and deeply serious.” Canberra Jazz Blog

Thursday 9 July - Steve Barry Trio + Hieronymus Trio

$15 BOOK NOW

 

 

The Steve Barry Trio Winner of the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year and runner up in the National Jazz Awards, Steve Barry has forged a reputation as a formidable pianist, composer and improviser since moving to Sydney from New Zealand. Tonight he premiers new trio music inspired by recent travels in Europe and India and his current doctoral studies in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium.

Steve Barry - piano

Max Alduca - bass

Dave Goodman - drums

 

 

Hieronymus Trio

"Trio sounds great. Look forward to hearing a lot more of you guys (and gal)" - Mike Nock

 

Having been mentored by esteemed artists including Ari Hoenig, John Riley, Aaron Goldberg, Craig Scott, Simon Barker and Matt McMahon, members of the Hieronymus trio are emerging as distinguished voices in the newest generation of Australian jazz artists. Together, Nick Henderson (bass), Oli Nelson (drums) and Emma Stephenson (piano) have worked hard to develop a collaborative rhythmic language. Their improvisations and arrangements are infused with sophisticated intensity, creating a unique and engaging listening experience.

Thursday 16 July - Subterraneans with The Unearthed Horns

$15 BOOK NOW

 

The Subterraneans return with brand new music, a amazing line of the funkiest musicians and a 4 piece horn section!

‘The Subs’ are probably one of the hardest working all originals performing, instrumental bands in Australia. Since it's inception in 2009 the group has managed to present it's brand of jazz/rock/funk/reggae in festivals (national and international) and hold residencies at iconic Sydney rock venues and head line at leading jazz venues including The Basement, Blue Beat and 505.

In 2011 ‘The Subterraneans’ debut self titled release won the Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for best ‘Jazz Blend’ album.

2013 saw the release of their critically and popularly acclaimed CD ‘Live At The Townie’. ‘The Subs’ also performed at The Kuala Lumper International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. In June they started took residency at Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville performing every Saturday night for 5 months.

In 2014 they headlined ‘Jazz On The Green’ in Darwin in front of 2000 and performed nearly 100 times nationally!

“Hearing The Subterraneans for the first time was a hallelujah moment. Finally here was a band combining rock’s visceral energy with jazz’s lithe spontaneity, without compromising either.” – John Shand www.australianjazz.net

James Ryan: Saxophone/ Band Leader

Michael Coggins: Electric Guitar

Dauno Martinez:  Electric Bass

Sabath (Buddy) Siolo: Drums

The Unearthed Horns

Thomas Avgenicos: Trumpet

Dave Panichi: Trombone

Kim Lawson: Alto Saxophone

 

Steve Fitzmaurice: Baritone Saxophone

Friday 10 July - Marlene Cummins and her Blues Experience Band

$20 booked BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door $25 from 6pm

 


Marloo’s Blues and GoSet Music presents... Marlene Cummins and her Blues Experience Band with  Dr Don’s Double Dose.

Join Australia’s foremost indigenous blues artist, Marlene Cummins with her Koori Woman blues belting style as she takes you on a journey of her life, along with long-standing friends and musicians Murray Cook, Calvin Welch, Rex Goh, Craig Calhoun and Heather King. Performing original music from her critically acclaimed album ‘Koori Woman Blues’, as well as hits from such great Blues artists as Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton and Etta James.

Marlene presents a show packed with great energy, humour, passion and a few cultural lessons thrown in.  “The life Marlene has lived is closer to the life of original blues singers like Muddy Waters than any contemporary American blues artist” – (Richard Field, Producer)

Marlene Cummins knows the Blues from an Aboriginal woman’s perspective in this country and her story is one of vulnerability, strength and survival.  She is an accomplished saxophonist, having refined her skills at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Marlene regularly busks to maintain her love affair with the saxophone and develop her feel as a musician.

As a regular broadcaster on Koori Radio for years with her renowned Blues show, ‘Marloo’s Blues’, Marlene won Broadcaster of the Year at the Deadly Awards in 2009.  ‘Marloo’s Blues’ can be heard on Koori Radio 93.7FM 2LND every Sunday from 10am to 12 noon. “If you like the Blues as much as I dooz, you’d choose Marloo’s Blues!”

Marlene’s first full length album, Koori Woman Blues, was released to coincide with the release of a documentary, ‘Black Panther Woman’, which she made with award winning filmmaker Rachel Perkins about her life as a female member of the Black Panther Party.  The film is an expose on the underbelly of Black experience in Australia from the 60s and 70s to now. The film has been making the international film festival rounds, recently winning the Special Jury Prize in Tahiti.

For more information and other tour dates, http://www.marlenecummins.comDR.

 

Don’s Double Dose –Blues, boogies, spirituals, rags & ballads performed by piano player and vocalist Don Hopkins with drummer Rob Grosser.  You’ll hear originals along with classics and rarities from the 1920s to the 1960s, ozzing the good-time, barrelhouse and boogie woogie fun of a blues party night, with the emphasis on the New Orleans piano styles.  In New Orleans they don’t do it any better than these two. Recently winning second place at the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee, Dr Don’s Double Base presents Blues & Roots vocalist, piano player and songwriter Don Hopkins and drummer Rob Grosser. An influential part of the Sydney Blues scene since the 70s, Don has also been an integral member of Jim Conway’s Big Wheel since 2002..

Saturday 11 July - Keyim Ba

$20 BOOK NOW

 

 

“Keyim Ba is sensational…an Afro-Australian treasure.” (Lloyd Bradford Skye)

With a rhythm section born in West Africa, this brilliant 8 piece band has an intoxicating upbeat sound, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.

"....an exuberant, celebratory outfit that literally party their way through the many colours and flavours of Bangoura’s West African background..."

- Cristina Dio, Diaspora Worldbeat

Monday 13 July - Jazz Jam Session & 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 14 July - 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 July - Ten Guitar Project

$15/$!0 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


A night of daring new music from the cutting edge musicians that lurk in our city

"Sydney’s finest and only guitar dectet”* featuring the "largest cast of notable Sydney guitarists seen in one place at one time"** perform the music of David Reaston.

"shrewd arranging and an impeccably collegial spirit” - SMH, 2010

“The orchestration of the leader David Reaston encompasses moments of metal chaos, lucid telepathy and fluid swing” - Limelight Magazine, 2010

“A perfect act for festivals.” - SMH 2010

David Reaston (compositions, g); Aaron Flower (g); Carl Morgan (g); David de Vries (g); Jeremy Sawkins (g); Jess Green (g); Julian Curwin (g); Sam Rollings (g); Tim Rollinson (g); Peter Koopman (g); Jamie Cameron (drums).

*  Limelight Magazine, 2010

** SMH, 2008.

http://10guitarproject.com

Thursday 16 July - Subterraneans

$15

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


James Ryan: Saxophone and band leader

Michael Coggins: Electric Guitar

Dauno Martinez: Electric Bass

Sabath (Buddy) Siolo: Drums

After a long break The Subterraneans return to 505 with brand new music, a killer new line of the funkiest musicians and amazing guests to celebrate!

‘The Subs’ are probably one of the hardest working all originals performing, instrumental bands in Australia. Since it's inception in 2009 the group has managed to present it's brand of jazz/rock/funk/reggae in festivals and hold residencies at iconic Sydney rock venues  and head line at leading jazz venues including The Basement, Blue Beat and 505.

In 2011 ‘The Subterraneans’ debut self titled release won the Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for best ‘Jazz Blend’ album.

2013 saw the release of their critically and popularly acclaimed live CD ‘Live At The Townie’. ‘The Subs’ also performed at The Kuala Lumper International Jazz Festival and  the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. In June they started took residency at Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville performing every Saturday night for 5 months.

Friday 17 July - Afrobeat Wonderland feat. Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence

$25/$20 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


Afrobeat Wonderland is starring Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence

Untamed high-spirited energy, Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence are using the power of music and dance to share their ancient cultural knowledge.

Recently named ‘Best Artist’ at the Victorian African Community Awards, Lamine Sonko leads the ensemble, sharing with you a musical report from the roots of afrobeat, reggae, funk and soul.

From funky baselines and swift guitar riffs to the smooth groove of a message with meaning The African Intelligence delivers a powerful contemporary fusion of exhilarating African rhythms.

With an energetic line up of Australia’s finest world musicians, this band charms and engages its audiences from start to finish with their own fusion of contemporary and traditional musical knowledge. It’s exhilarating, it’s infectious, it dares you dance!

“Music in Australia is much, much richer and diverse for the contributions of music collectives like these”

“super-infectious funk, Afro-beat, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Salsa that’s sure to make you smile, move your body and smile some more”

Saturday 18 July - ‘Billie and Me’ Wendy Matthews Sings Billie Holiday

$45/$40 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


In the winter of 2012, singer songwriter Wendy Matthews went into the Stuart Piano Factory in Newcastle with Brendan St Ledger playing piano and Greg Royal, standup bass.

The trio emerged after two days with an EP of live recordings and realized they had captured a long loved but never delved into side of Wendy’s music history.

The circumstances they recorded in allows for a intimate and introspective translation of some classic and not so classic Billie Holiday songs, an iconic woman whose soul and music has been long admired.

In the centenary year since her passing, this is an evening of some classic songs and virtuoso musicians, speckled with some of Wendy’s iconic songs reworked. An evening that will make you want to hold hands on the way home.

Monday 20 July - Jazz Jam Session & 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 July - 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 July - Karl Laskowski Quartet + Cameron Undy Quartet

$15/$10

Thursday 23 July - Joseph Tawadros Quartet

$35/$30 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


Double ARIA Award winning Oud virtuoso, Joseph Tawadros is back for another amazing night of exciting original music, most notably from his recent album "Permission to Evaporate" which he recorded with his trio and featuring Jazz legends Christian McBride and Mike Stern.

The Tawadros brothers are from a musical family and were brought up in environment which encouraged music and individuality. They are recognised worldwide and have performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues with celebrated artists such as Zakir Hussain, John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sultan Khan and Camerata Salzburg to name a few. They have been ARIA nominated a record 11 times, winning consecutively for Concerto of The Greater Sea and for Chameleons of the White Shadow in 2012 and 2013.

Rounding out the Quartet is Matt McMahon, one Australia's finest Jazz Pianists and Karl Dunnicliff, a double bassist of the highest calibre. Together they perform Tawadros’ Middle Eastern flavoured compositions which constantly push the boundaries of melody and metre and are a rare combination of highly emotional music intertwined with boundless energy. True musicianship of the highest degree.

Joseph Tawadros (Oud)

Matt McMahon (Piano)

Karl Dunnicliff (Double Bass)

Friday 24 July - Feel Good Friday Jazz Session

Free Entry

 

 

Occasionally on a Friday night we throw a party to show you all what being a Jazz bar is about. Great Jazz music, a warm and relaxed atmosphere, a comprehensive bar menu and an uber tasty and affordable food offering.

So come down and check it out with a smoking live band and old vinyl records playing all night. And it’s free entry!

 

Greg Coffin - Piano

Carl Dewhurst - Guitar

Cameron Undy - Bass

Nic Cecire - Drums

Saturday 25 July - Barney McAll Australian Symbiotic Improvisors Orbit 'Album Launch'

$30/$25/$20 BOOK NOW

 

 

They will be officially releasing their new album "Mooroolbark"

(ABC Jazz ),  having recently appeared at the Melbourne International Jazz festival where they "brought the house down" according to 'The Australian'.

Featuring the best absolute of Australian improvising talent in high viz vests, these guys will endeavour to pull their headjacks out for the night ...

or at least vanish from their family photo albums.

There was a virtual absence of familiar bop riffs, extended bop harmonies or precise bop rhythms. Instead, Rosenwinkel’s pieces offered turbulent, thickly textured waves of sound, mostly produced by Barney McAll’s impassioned keyboard work. -LOS ANGELES TIMES

McAll is partial to unleashing surprises himself, whether they be radical dynamic shifts - such as suddenly reducing a solo to the merest trickle of notes against thrumming bass and whispered cymbal chatter – or just finding bewitchingly unexpected turns to take in developing a melody. Masterful. -SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Barney McAll on Piano and Chucky

Julien Wilson on Sax

Jonathan Zwartz on Bass

Stephen Magnusson on Guitar

Hamish Stuart on Drums.

Monday 27 July - Jazz Jam Session & 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 July - 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 July - HERD Trio (Finland) with guests Mike Nock and Martha Marlow

$25/$20 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 


Among the most potent of the new breed of forward-thinking jazz ensembles. ‘Herd Trio’ was awarded the first prize at the “European Jazz Competition” at Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival (2011). Their no-nonsense swing is matched by canny song writing, attention to detail and intense audience interaction.

Panu Savolainen, vibes - Mikko Pellinen, bass - Tuomas Timonen - drums

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('Beaver')

(with guest Jukka Perko 'America')

With special guests: Martha Marlow (vocals) and Mike Nock (piano)

Thursday 30 July - TBC

Friday 31 July - the catholics

$20 BOOK NOW

Buy Tix on the door from 6pm

 

 

"I don't think I have ever encountered anyone familiar with The catholics who doesn't like their music. The blend of happy-go-lucky melodies, bouncing rhythms, clever arrangements and strong improvising seems to be irresistible.The surprise is that one can find no obvious stylistic precursors or clones...the combination of personalities lends the band its special spark of levity and celebration" (SMH)

Lloyd Swanton bass

Sandy Evans saxophones

James Greening trombone, pocket trumpet

Jon Pease guitar

Gary Daley piano accordion

Toby Hall drums

Jess Ciampa percussion.


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6 Nights a Week at Venue 505

Kicking off 2015 we are increasing the fun times with:

Monday nights are free entry with our Jazz Jam and 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.

 

Coming Soon

Submissions for the 2016 Season at Old 505 are now open apply here