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What's on (21 June 2021)

Piano and Cello Recital at Hunter Baillie Church

22 May Stacey Xiaoyu Yang (Piano) and Antonio Aguilar (Cello) performed Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata No 1. then Stacey Xiaoyu Yang (Piano) and Glen Amer (Baritone) performed Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams lyrics Robert Louis Stevenson

Johnston Street Jazz - Harry Sutherland and Gavin Ahearn

Thursday the 10th of June solo jazz piano masters
first up: Harry Sutherland
Harry has performed and recorded extensively, working with a wide variety of artists including Matt Corby, Donny Benet, Ben Hauptmann, Elana Stone, Evan Harris, Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts, Carl Morgan and Dereb The Ambassador. He was a 2017 nominee and a 2019 finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowship Award.
Here's Harry playing a lockdown concert for us with his trio last year: facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3242296735883024

then:Gavin Ahearn
Gavin Ahearn is a Sydney based musician/composer and the only Australian musician to have a featured release on the famed dutch Jazz Label 'Steeplechase'. His projects have varied from pop music, r&b, funk to contemporary and free jazz.
Here's Gavin, playing Esperance in our jazz piano masters series ten years ago youtube.com/watch?v=WKCjyGvnhPw

$30/$15 concession, tickets at trybooking.com/BRDEU or at the door
17 June : Tim Stevens (vic) & Daniel Pliner

Johnston Street Jazz - Thursday Evenings
Loretta Palmeiro and Mark Isaacs Thursday the 13th of may

This Thursday will be our 200th Johnston St Jazz!
Very happy to be celebrating it with Loretta and Mark and you guys.

Loretta Palmeiro and Mark Isaacs compose their music together on the spot, in real time, and without any safety net or roadmap. Demonstrating how music can elegantly respond to change, the duo draws on intuition, imagination and innovation as they take listeners on a remarkable and evolving voyage. The results can be delicate, furious or passionate: proof that unpredictability can be a beautiful journey even when the destination is unknown. Their music navigates through all boundaries between jazz, classical music, new music and many other genres.

$30/$15 concession, tickets at trybooking.com/BQVGP or at the door Music starts at 8pm

20th May : Waveteller

Bring your own food and drink; cups and glasses
Seats will be well spaced and pre-sanitised
Two sets with a break for fresh air
Tickets at the door by cash or card.

Restrictions are easing, so we're really looking forward to seeing you... but if you're interstate or international (or have a sleeping child you can't leave), we'll be streaming at https://www.facebook.com/JohnstonStreetJazz/live
Please pay as if you were at the gig, 100% goes to the musicians: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/donateyourcommute

Two sets from 8pm. BYO food and wine, plates and glasses.
Location:Johnston Street Jazz
81 Johnston Street, Annandale, NSW 2038
Seats will be well spaced and pre-sanitised
Two sets with a break for fresh air

Tickets at the door if we don't sell out. Capacity 35 and it really helps us if you buy in advance from trybooking.com/BODVD
If you can't make it, we'll be streaming at facebook.com/JohnstonStreetJazz/live

And please email Andrew Lorien (eos@andrewswebsite.net) if you have any questions, concerns, celebrations, or you just want to say hello

Formal transformation of Ferris Lane from Roadway to Greenspace

Say Yes to closing the road! https://yoursay.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/ferrislane

What's on (12 May 2021)

Inside the Hunter Baillie Tower on Fete Day -7 May 2021

Blog Post May 09, 2021: https://perambuler.ramin.com.au/2021/05/inside-hunter-baillie-tower-on-fete-day.html

Johnston Street Jazz - Thursday Evenings
22nd April : Antelodic "To Iceland!" national tour & Spartacus Collective

Feature album this week on ABC Jazz!
Iceland is a long way away. It was a very long way in 1915 when this photo was taken. But Melbourne has seemed very distant this year, and we are very exited to have our first interstate guest for the year - Robbie Melville, 2019 winner of the Instrumental Category of the International Songwriters Competition, against 19,000 others, judged by none other than Tom Waits.

Antelodic is a chamber jazz trio featuring the unusual combination of guitar with two saxophones. The woodwinds - Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone) and Monty Mackenzie (alto saxophone) - often perform the role of rhythm section, allowing the guitar to become the melodic voice. The music combines meticulously arranged, densely notated compositions with moments of improvisation and sound sculpting, reaching beyond the traditions of both classical and jazz to create a style very much of its own.

Have a little look : youtube.com/watch?v=CSAJvqIS0e0

Ronny Ferella (also from Melbourne) will open the night with his drum-focussed Spartacus Collective. It will be awesome.

$30/$15 concession, tickets at trybooking.com/BPXYJ or at the door

29th April : Chris Cody
6th May : Jacques and Chloe / Alister Spence

Heritage Festival - National Trust Heritage Day at the Hunter Baillie

computer generated drawing of church with steeple man playing organ with woman ready to turn pages in a gothic sandstone churchHunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church cnr Johnston and Collins Sts Annandale.

12 – 4pm Sunday 18th April 2021

What's on (10 April 2021)

Johnston Street Jazz - Risby Walters Project
Thursday the 1st of April

two people on stage

Risby Walters Project: The first gig by a new group formed by Bill Risby (piano) and Craig Walters (sax) to play their original compositions, also featuring the immensely talented Lloyd Swanton on double bass and Nic Cecire on drums.

Their music is influenced by various elements from around the world, including music from Brazil, gospel music, and some of the wanderings reminiscent of the ECM record label.

Craig was born in Dunedin NZ, studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and settled in Sydney. If you think he looks familiar but can't work out why, it's because he's played with Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jnr, Franki Valli & The Four Seasons, The Temptations, Rene Geyer, Marcia Hines, Tina Arena, James Morrison & the Sydney Jazz Orchestra.

Bill was the first person to perform at Eight Oclock Sharp in Glebe 21 years ago, and has performed for us many times since. He has also played with a long list of legends, but he was behind the piano so you didn't notice him.

Tilly the dog will not be performing, although we do acknowledge and support dogs as creators and audience members.

BYO red wine and pasta.

15th April : Delay45

11th Feb : Hinterdandt
25th Feb : Steve Hunter trio
4th March : Inlay Ensemble
and yes, like everybody, we're not making plans too far into the future

Time of Burran - Gadalung Marool (hot and dry) January - March

The behaviour of the male kangaroos becomes quite aggressive in this season ...more

Johnston Street Jazz - Trevor Brown Thursday the 18th of March

two people on stage
Across the western world we are remembering the week one year ago when COVID became a reality. Once again, Johnston St Jazz would like to thank Peter Nelson, Simon Dunstan, Peter Woodbury, Ron Overs, and all the other people who pulled together to help us keep music alive(-streaming) over the last year.

Trevor Brown-electro-acoustic solo

Trevor has spent almost half of each year in Europe over the last decade, performing in forests and castles, new music festivals and street carnivals. He plays flute and saxophones and clarinets, he plays with electronics, he plays with fire. The last time he performed for us was as the conductor of the Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra, the biggest improvising band I've ever seen in this country.

On this occasion it will be just him presenting an innovative electro-acoustic project, playing solo live interactive electronics, creating symphonic improvisations that flow from deep evolving ambient textures to infectious grooves.

BYO birra or rakia.

$30/$15 concession, tickets at trybooking.com/BPPFP or at the door

Phoenix Collective: Knife in the Boot

first concert of 2021, Knife in the Boot, features Maggie Ferguson, founder of TangoOz and a legend in her own right. With Maggie on bandoneon, Edward Neeman on piano, Isabella Brown on Double Bass and PC director & violinist Dan Russell; the ensemble will explore early and traditional works from the birthplace of Tango, Buenos Aires and works by the father of Nuevo Tango, Astor Piazzolla.

Saturday 6 March 2021 at 2.30pm
Hunter Baillie Church, cnr of Johnston and Collins Street
More Information at books at phoenixcollective.com.au/2021-concerts

What's on 16 March

Annandale Bookies - Thursday morning 18 March at Bad Habits

Johnston Street Jazz - Trevor Brown Thursday the 18 March

Heritage Festival - National Trust Heritage Day at the HunterBaillie

1-5 Chester Street, Annandale - Voluntary Planning Agreement-have your say

Cohen Park tennis courts temporary change in access - public exhibition report available

Marghanita da Cruz
Telephone: 0414-869202
Email: marghanita@ramin.com.au
Website: http://ramin.com.au

Johnston Street Jazz Thursday the 18th of February -Barney Wakeford Trio

two people on stage "Sam i Cam" Sam Dobson : contrabass
Cameron Reid : drums
Barney Wakeford : piano
Performing Barney's compositions and their own very free interpretations of whichever standards Barney has been musing on lately.


"The view from the stable, Annandale."

"The view from the stable, Annandale." by Tony Edwards

What's on in Annandale (15 Feb 2021)

Rezoning 1-5 Chester Street from Industrial to Business Park (eastern end, formerly camperdown)

Rezoning Planning Proposal, 1-5 Chester Street eastern part of chester street, formerly camperdown. yoursay.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/planning-proposal-chester-street-annandale

Ferris Street Annandale, in the news for the wrong reason

"Real estate agent ‘took four Viagra tablets before strangling, king-hitting woman’, court told"..."Emergency services were called to Ferris Street in Annandale about 5am and the women were taken to hospital." - SMH, February 10, 2021 https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/real-estate-agent-took-four-viagra-tablets-before-strangling-king-hitting-woman-court-told-20210210-p571bb.html

Johnston Street Jazz - 4th Feb : Brenan Clarke Andrew Dickeson trio

With a deep musical relationship going back well over 20 years, this trio is the epitome of swing and taste.
The trio will be performing their arrangements of classic standards from the Great American Songbook, classic and lesser known tunes by jazz greats such as Cedar Walton, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard and more, as well as some original music.

This is swinging, classic trio jazz at its very best!

What's on in Annandale (2 Feb 2021)

Johnston Street Jazz: Harkins/Clarke/Dickeson Trio
Live Audience Tix https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=705618
and streaming at https://www.facebook.com/JohnstonStreetJazz/live

A single RATES system is being introduced across the Inner West Local Government Area. There won't be an overall increase in revenue to council. But it is proposed to introduce new minimum rates of $850/$820 for residential/business properties respectively. The current minimum for the Leichhardt LGA is $686 for both residential and business properties. Note Domestic Waste Service Charges and Storm Water Charges are additional to rates on your rates notice. More information including how to lodge your submission by the end of Sunday 7 February at https://yoursay.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/my-rates

The NSW Government is proposing changes to the rating system, submissions on the draft bill closed 5 February at https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/councils/policy-and-legislation/fairer-rating-system-consultation/

Marghanita da Cruz
Telephone: 0414-869202
Email: marghanita@ramin.com.au
Website: http://ramin.com.au

Johnston Street Jazz - Thursday the 28th of January George Washingmachine

Everybody remembers the first time they saw George perform. Whether it was last year or 20 years ago, whether you were a kid enchanted by his style or a professional amazed by his skill, you remember the day you were first struck by the Washo genius. And most of us remember the most recent time we've seen him, and most of us wish it happened more often.

George will sing and play the fiddle
Sam Dobson will play the double bass
Barney Wakeford will play the grand piano which Ron Overs has continued to lend us
... and you never know which of George's friends might show up.
Just watch this https://www.facebook.com/JohnstonStreetJazz/videos/1899673216831833

And if you can't make it, we'll be streaming the gig (although not in such glorious black and white as last time). If you watch the stream, please pay the artists -details in stream.

Lifting bridge span into Place, Railway Pde)

Lifting one of the steel sections of the pedestrian/cycle bridge from the Rozelle Railyards to Railway pde at White's Creek into place. Thursday 21 Jan 2021. Video at youtube.com

Johnston Street Jazz

Thursday 21st of Jan: Dilworth & Barry : Dreaming of New Orleans

Johnston St Jazz

Trumpeter & vocalist Eamon Dilworth has been trudging around Sydney performing social music inspired by the crescent city for over 4 years now. First with Low Down Riders & more recently with his outfit Crawfish Po’Boys. Longer yet though is his friendship with Steve Barry harking back 10 years when they were students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, practising together and sharing long conversations over red wine and apple pie.

This performance is a foray into songs they’ve written but also standards that have become folklore with inspiration from Dr John, Professor Longhair and Preservation Hall Jazz band.

The music was sensational & the connection & rapport you built with the audience was just amazing, so much fun! You got the whole bar rocking, laughing & singing along – even me, & I never, ever sing in public!! Speaking for myself, I can honestly say that was the best night out I’ve had for ages – & I go out a LOT! Caroline Buckingham Owner/ Licensee Butchers Brew Bar

So refreshing to hear the infectious vibes of New Orleans music infused with the grimier sides of swagger 50s roots coming out of Aus. Makes for potent and addictive love medicine!

Nathan Cavaleri
BYO red wine and apple pie

Spyglass Gypsies -Thursday the 14th of January

Nine months ago, on the 12th of March 2020, we held a Women's Jazz Tribute Night. It was a fantastic night. And although we had been offering hand sanitiser and pushing chairs apart for months before, we had no idea that it would be our last live gig at Annandale until now.

This Thursday, please wear a mask when you're not eating or drinking, please book ahead so we can plan the seating, and please come to our first gig for 2021!

For our first gig of the year, we wanted something joyful, acoustic, complex but playful, music to lose ourselves in. Accordian, clarinet, two gypsy guitars, and double bass passing the music between them in lovely and often surprising ways. it's rhythmic without drums, tuneful without a chorus, definitely dance music if dancing was allowed. Mostly original compositions which make as much sense in 2021 as they would have in 1921.

What's on in Annandale (12 Jan 2021)

Marghanita da Cruz
Editor Annandale on the Web

Marghanita da Cruz
Telephone: 0414-869202
Email: marghanita@ramin.com.au
Website: http://ramin.com.au/

Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s...more.

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