SAT MAY 12TH EARTH MOTHER CONCERT – Tallagandra Hill Winery, Gundaroo
Performing as Pheno at this mini festival
Join us for a unique musical event, commencing with experimental musician, Natsuko Yonezawa, producing her own soundtrack to Tallagandra Hill wines, live. Then settle in for a special audience vocal experience led by Cara and Jess before the main event kicks off with a home-grown set by local art-pop phenomenon Jess Green aka Pheno and the rollicking folk blues headline act of Hatfitz and Cara. Bring your singing voice and your dancing shoes!
SAT 11TH AUGUST – Bright Sparks Support MARC RIBOT
HOLY MOLY – Is this TRUE!! ?? I am so excited to play support (along with the awesome Danaides) for USA guitar legend Marc Ribot. I remember the exact moment I clocked this players awesomeness – on Tom Waits’s “Real Gone” I then promptly bought a LOT of Tom Waits and Marc Ribot… he is a truly unique voice and I urge you to see him play if you enjoy creative guitar playing and where Blues, Jazz, Americana, Avant Garde, and Rascal can all go!!
SUN 15TH APRIL COMMONWEALTH GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY
SUNDAY 8TH APRIL SONGS THAT MADE ME II FOR WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
SO excited to play with Deborah, Clare, Hannah, Myka & Helen again. Last year’s tour was such a blast and I was so loved up while mega pregnant with Arky. Can’t wait to take him back up North to meet the band. This concert also features very special first nation guests from around the commonwealth.
Staged for Queensland Music Festival 2017, Songs That Made Me will once again bring together Australian powerhouses Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin for the closing night of WOW Festival 2018.
Featuring voices from across our diverse Commonwealth, they will be joined by Fiji’s “Queen of Pop” Laisa Lualala Vulakoro, ShoShona Kish from Juno Award winning Canadian duo Digging Roots, proud Wannidilyakwa songstress Emily Wurramara, and vocal ensemble The Verandah ChiX alongside a stellar all-women band: Jess Green (guitar), Helen Svoboda (bass guitar) and Myka Wallace (drums). In celebration of women in music, they will share stories of their influences, artistic journeys and the landmark songs that have sound-tracked their lives.
PHENO EP LAUNCH CANBERRA THIS SATURDAY DECEMBER 9TH AT THE STREET THEATRE
“Making attractive, bold pop, out of left-field, peculiar sounds is not something that seems easy but Green has clearly created a body of work that makes it look like a piece of cake.’ – Isabella Moore, Happy Mag May 2017
We’re fresh from an east coast tour, including a show at the Brisbane Powerhouse (pictured above), and for the last show of the year and my home town, I have curated a very special evening. Before the show and during interval, you can experience sound designer Annie Mckinnon’s ‘Habitatual’, an interactive sound piece. The first set of music features Annie performing songs as well as Jess’ band mates Alyx and Bonnie, all of whom are wonderful songwriters in their own right. After Interval Pheno Band takes the stage to perform the EP.
BOYS WILL BE BOYS 27 Oct – 11th Nov
Thrilled to be collaborating with the Street Theatre on their production of ‘Boys Will Be Boys’
opeing October 27th in Canberra. Playwright Melissa Bubic won the STC’s Patrick White Award in 2010, and the music incorporates re-working of cabaret and jazz standards, as well as original score – won’t give too much away but I’ve allowed my love of 80’s hits to sneak in, as well as my first crack at writing electronic music! Directed by Caroline Stacey, stars Pippa Grandison (Muriel’s Wedding / Wicked) and features a stellar cast… I heartily recommend!
SONGS THAT MADE ME – July 11- 16th
So excited to be in the all women band, playing with the great Deborah Conway & Clare Bowditch, as well as the awesome Hannah Macklin..also featuring some young up and coming songwriters and their mentors including Kristin Beradi
touring through QLD for Queensland Music Festival
Mt ISA – July 11th
Mackay – July 13
Gladstone – July 15th
Brisbane – July 16th
Sun 28th May PHENO EP LAUNCH
Leadbelly, 42 King St Newtown with Bonniesongs & Suiix
Part of VIVID.. tix $15 pre-sale & $18 at the door
Thurs 15th June PHENO
Mojo’s Bar, Perth
Sat 17th June PHENO
ANY BAR finale
Fri 21st April Smith’s Alternative, Canberra 7.30pm $15/10
Pheno debut single launch!
After a lot of sweat, some tears and many trips up and down the federal highway I am finally launching the first single from the forthcoming Pheno EP.
with Alyx Dennison & Bonnie Stewart Pheno brings you ‘Dragon Year’
special guest for the evening is another Canberra local, Luciana Harrison (Pocket Fox / Oranges)
Luciana Harrison is a broad-ranging and versatile singer-songwriter, who creates intricate songs and arrangements in a variety of styles. Her lyrics are rich in imagery and often explore binaries such as light and dark, the head and the heart, the self and the other and the space in between. She performs locally as a singer-songwriter with Pocket Fox, Oranges and solo. BMA Magazine named Oranges as a band to watch in 2017. In January, City News described Luciana as “one of Canberra’s leading singer songwriters”. The Brag described the 2016 Pocket Fox album as: “Pulsating with the influence of Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes and Tune-Yards, the album abounds with intelligent lyrics, undulating harmonies and urbane polyrhythms.”
Sat 22nd April Pheno plays Candelo Festival, Candelo NSW
As part of the mini tour celebrating the Dragon Year Single Launch, Pheno will play the Saturday night concert as a double bill with Vince Jones.
This is a very special festival in a very special town, a breathtaking setting and wonderful music and other events
Pheno will also present ‘Pheno Kids Orchestra’ , a special 90min workshop for kids 8-12years old.
Tuesday 7th Feb
The Gods Cafe, Canberra
This concert is a special reunion between old friends, and a tribute to some of the influential composers and guitarists from early on in Jess’ career. Jess has been touring nationally and internationally in a number of musical settings, for many years. For this concert she focuses on her love of Jazz guitar and composition. She will feature the music of some of her ‘Gods‘: Emily Remler, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, George Benson and Pat Metheny as well as her own compositions. The personnel includes Jess Green – guitar, Miroslav Bukovsky– trumpet, John Mackey – tenor sax, Eric Ajaye – bass, Col Hoorweg – drums.
Friday 10th Feb
Pheno supports (and plays with) Jessica O’Donoghue
Smith’s Alternative, Canberra
Friday 11 Feb
Pheno supports (and plays with) Jessica O’Donoghue
Nov 1st -4
Gorman Arts Center Canberra
PHENO plays Pheonix, Canberra
Nov 10th PHENO
plays SIMA International Women’s Jazz Festival
Thurs 18th October
Sun 18th September
Young Women’s Jazz Workshops Showcase concert
Sat Aug 13th
Gary Daly’s Sanctuary! at SIMA
A very rare chance to see this beautiful project
“Sanctuary is big, very big in every way: the themes, the emotion, the ensemble writing, the very breadth of its conception…” AustralianJazz.net
Sanctuary is a genre-hopping exploration of musical traditions, from Appalachian folk through classical and jazz, and infused with Indian and African percussion.The work conveys a story of family, kinship, and the lifecycle viewed through the prism of two profound life events: a mother’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease and the birth of a grandchild. It explores themes of acceptance in the face of terminal illness, regeneration and rebirth. The Sanctuary ensemble’s unusual combination of instruments and stellar cast each contribute their own distinctive personal style into this moving project. We are delighted to bring you this very personal and life-affirming work.
Gary Daley (piano, accordion and electronics), Paul Cutlan (reeds), Vanessa Tammetta (violin), Ollie Miller (cello), James Daley (mandolin), Jess Green (guitar), Bruce Reid (pedal steel guitar), Brett Hirst (bass), Tunji Beier (percussion).
8pm – Support Act: Gary & James Daley
Opening is duo Gary & James Daley: Genre-bending music that spans Beethoven to Bartok, jazz, folk and improvisation
Gary Daley (accordion) James Daley (mandolin)
Sat 7th may
Guesting with Australian jazz legends The Catholics at 505 Sydney
Sat 27th Feb
Last show with Alyx Dennison for a while! Supporting Great Earthquake, Sydney
Pheno plays Phoenix (Canberra)
With special guest Annie Mckinnon
Feb 7th 107 projects Redfern, Sydney
Zeeko family show!
31st Jan 2015
New Years Eve, Botanical gardens Sydney
Jess Green & the pre loved
Fri 30th October Smith’s Alternative, Canberra
Debut of my new alias (Pheno) and new new tunes! In Canberra with Alyx Dennison + Bonniesongs
Friday 31st October Eden
Eden Whale Festival
November 2015 Shaun Parker’s Am I
tours Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg
SAT 17th OCTOBER Massive Band Campbelltown Arts Centre
my old mate Bree van Reyk caps off her stellar year as artist in residency with an spectacular massive all girl band.. come and join, old or young beginner or old hand
You are invited to | MASSIVE BAND | Bree van Reyk http://createsend.com/t/j-8454648407D72B57
Wednesday 15th July with DAVID REASTON’s 10 Guitar Project
at Venue 505
Saturday July 25th with ALYX DENNISON
Sunday July 26th with ALYX DENNISON
Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle WA
GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL, MALAYSIA WITH SHAUN PARKER COMPANY ‘AM I’
Thurs June 4th (Newtown Social Club Sydney) and Sat June 6th (Northcote Social Club Melbourne)
ALYX DENNISON – ALBUM LAUNCH
I’m pleased as punch to have been asked by my friend and colleague Alyx Dennison, to play guitar and sing with her to help launch her new album. Alyx and I have been working together touring the Show AM I for the Shaun Parker dance company, as well as other projects. She is an incredible musician, vocalist and songwriter, and this album really blew me away when I first heard it. A very exciting band to be part of, I’d love to see you there!
Here’s a video for Alyx’s latest single
Thursday June 4
Newtown Social Club
w/ Seja & Fieldings
Saturday June 6
Northcote Social Club
w/ Seja & Great Outdoors
Sun 29th March
Ensemble Offspring’s Sizzle
3pm at the Red Rattler, Marrickville.
I’ll be playing with the 10 Guitar Project, as well as a little set of my own new music and a secret set with the dynamic Ensemble Offspring. More Details to come!
SUNDAY 15th MARCH
Gary Daley’s Sanctuary
This Sunday 3pm, Gary Daley launches his wonderful album ‘Sanctuary’ a masterpiece! Blending Bluegrass, Avant Gard Jazz and Classical, folk music and indian percussion. It’s a very rare performance by this amazing band… Gary Daley – accordion & piano, Ollie Miler – cello, Brett Hirst – bass, Paul Cutlan – reeds, James Daley – mandolin, guitar, voice, Vanessa Tametta – Violin, Bruce Reid – Lap Steel and other guitars and myself on guitar & voice.. RIVERSIDE THEATRE
WEDNESDAY 4TH FEB
THE 10 GUITAR PROJECT, 505 SYDNEY 8PM
Dave Reaston’s crazy, awesome band… like a nutty professor he writes for 10 electric guitars and one drummer, and it’s amazing!https://www.facebook.com/events/1513095452284287/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
Sat 29th Nov
Studio 401 342 Elizabeth at Surry Hills, doors open 6.30pm BYO
Please join us for a super casual and fun evening among old and future friends. We will each be playing a little set and maybe even cross pollinating. Who knows what will happen! It will be a night of trying new things!
Wed 25th November
Fri 21st Nov Bright sparks meet Ronny Ferella
SIMA 8.30 pm
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The Bright Sparks play SIMA Christmas Party
at the Sound Lounge, Corner City Rd and Cleveland Sts Chippendale, Sydney
Sat 16th November
Jim Conway’s Big Wheel at Camelot
Finally we reunite again since launching our album Just So!
Cnr 103 Railway Pde & 19 Marrickville Rd
Marrickville.(opposite Sydenham Train Station)
Tix $25 (+bf)
Doors open 7.30 pm. Show 9pm – 11pm
Food available at venue.
Tues 1st Oct
with the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective
Featuring Sandy Evans, Jodie Michael & Alex Silver (special guest Karl Dunnicliff)
at the Gods Cafe, Canberra
Thurs 26th September
with The catholics, 505 for the Sydney Fringe Festival
Tuesday 27th August
The Bright Sparks play Jazzgroove
Ensemble Offspring presents Sizzle “Minor Works” curated by Bree Van Reyk.
Featuring newly commissioned pieces written for, and performed by, a Primary School band! Fun!!
These new Minor Works (or rather, works for minors) are currently being written by Paddy Mann (aka Grand Salvo), Bree van Reyk, Jessica Green, andJason Noble, with more to come.
Plus… Ensemble Offspring playing Miniature pieces,
Plus…. Grand Salvo with special guests from Ensemble Offspring,
Plus…. Interactive colouring competitions and performance installations by Annie McKinnon,
It’s going to be very fun, and probably a bit cute, and interesting to see and listen to. And you can eat, and drink, and bowl.
There’ll be more details soon…
Saturday 23rd February
Album Launch for Jim Conway’s Big Wheel
Saturday 16th February 8.30 PM
Album launch for Tinkly Tinkly
presented by SIMA at The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre
corner City Rd & Cleveland sts Chippendale, Sydney
$25 or $15 for SIMA and Jazzgroove members & concession. Tickets on sale Tuesday 15th January from http://www.sima.org or telephone 9351 7940
Jess Green – guitar & vocals, Evan Mannell – drums, Brendan Clarke – bass, Bree van Reyk – percussion, Matt Keegan – tenor Sax, Dan Junor – alto sax, John Hibbard – trombone, Simon Ferenci – trumpet and special guest James Hauptmann – drums
Sunday 4th November 4-4.45pm
Filling in again with my heros The catholics for “Jazz in the Park”
Saturday 17th November
Jess Green & the Pre-Loved with special guest Zoe Hauptmann
Very pleased to be presenting the pre-loved for SIMA’s women’s jazz festival, come down for some good time party 2-5pm..Zoe and the Buttercups will also be scootin’ they’re stuff what could be a better spring afternoon?
Tuesday 20th November
for Jazzgroove at 505 8.30pm followed by Matt McMahon Trio
old time friend, drummer Ronny Ferella and I have put together this group of strings and skins, just so we can play together! also featuring Lloyd Swanton on Bass and Aaron Flower on guitar
Sun 28th October
at the Sydney Blues Festival http://sydneybluesfestival.com.au/
with The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band Show
if you haven’t caught this re-ignition of an Aussie Icon you must hurry! Jug band, magical Zaniness!
Fri 26th October
with Jim Conway’s Big Wheel
at the Sydney Blues Festival, Windsor, 7.30pm
Thursday 5th October:
With Greogory Page (US)
Tuesday 9th October:
With David Reaston’s “10 Guitar Project”
at: Jazzgroove, venue 505 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills, Sydney
time: 8.30pm (followed by Ben Carr Trio 10pm)
what can I say? 10 guitarsists, one drummer, rad compositions!