Dorian Mode

On Saturday 23 June,  Dorian Mode will present ‘Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole‘ at Foundry616 and we have a double pass to giveaway.

Dorian Mode is a multi-award winning jazz musician, composer and author.   His first release was an independent C.D: Man, Dig that Groovy Mode, earning him a publishing contract with Mushroom and a record and publishing deal with a leading jazz label in Japan.

This international success led to a contract with EMI Records and he released Rebirth of the Cool. A homage to Miles Davis, this album featured some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians (Bernie McGann, Mike Bukovsky et al). This mercurial success saw Rebirth reach number two on the Adult Contemporary Chart in Japan and locally Rebirth was voted a Virgin Music top four pick. The title track was also nominated for an APRA Award for best Jazz Composition later that year.

For Dorian’s next CD he teamed up with acclaimed orchestrator Julian Lee to record: Cafe of Broken Dreams for ABC JAZZ. This recording was critically acclaimed and later that year Dorian was invited to perform at the Montslevat Jazz Festival, supporting the McCoy Tyner Trio.

Since then Dorian has lived and worked in London and New York, performed at numerous jazz festivals and venues (including the Sydney Opera House) and on numerous TV shows. He recently composed the music for a travel series for FOX Television in the US and music for plays.

Dorian's show  'Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' will play at Foundry616 which  presents the leading jazz musicians from Sydney and interstate including veterans of the contemporary jazz scene as well as exciting established and emerging artists in well-known and new contexts. The club programming includes a significant international component as well as the creation of new music projects and groups. Foundry616 is an exciting venue for Sydney and Australia, offering the best in contemporary jazz and jazz-oriented music across other genres from the best stars of today and tomorrow.

Dorian Mode‘s ‘Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole‘ will play at Foundry616 on Saturday, 23rd of June at 8:30pm.  You can book,  options include a fine dinner and the show, at Foundry616. [Facebook]

With thanks to Foundry616 we have a double pass to give away to Dorian Mode's 'Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' on Saturday 23rd June at 8:30pm (Show only, dinner not included) to be in the running, email ( with NAT KING COLE as the subject, along with your full name.

Competition closes midnight Thursday 21st June, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the pass will be available from the Box Office on the day.