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SYDNEY CON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

This  boutique jazz festival is coming soon on Sunday June 2.  Sydney’s only jazz festival will take place across five venues at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Designed to be affordable and accessible it will showcase the best of Jazz from Australia, Sydney and the World.

The program ranges from the post bebop jazz of the Craig Scott Quintet or the Urban Jazz from Hammerhead  to free improvisation from Laura Altman and Melanie Herbert  and the quirky modern takes from Ben Vanderwal’s Riffzs 2000.

Over 100 musicians in 20 masterclasses and concerts including legendary US guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio (photo attached) the Billy Childs Quartet and Italian pianist Vittorio Mezza in a unique collaboration with the Mark Ginsberg Ensemble. Some of the best Australian bands are also appearing including the Australian National Jazz Orchestra with Judy Bailey, the Jamie Oehlers Quintet, the Hannah James Trio and Marc Issacs with Loretta Palmeiro.

https://sydneyconjazzfest.com/

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IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE I COULD SHOW YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

“I thought a lot about love. About how it can happen out of the blue, about how it can change everything when it does. How it can give direction when you feel lost.”, writes Irish playwright, John O’Donovan, about his first full-length play, ‘IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE I COULD SHOW YOU HOW I LOVE YOU’.  It is set in Ennis, County Clare, where he spent much of his childhood.

This beautifully written, feisty play is rich with humour and pathos. It was written in 2015 as the same sex marriage referendum was happening in Ireland, exploring the personal struggles, duality and insecurity of two men in love. The play defies stereotypes and takes us on a delightful rollercoaster.                             Continue reading IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE I COULD SHOW YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU