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Formed as a ‘Composers Orchestra’, this versatile 18-piece musical organism has developed a unique body-of-work with a distinct dynamism and feel. The band’s main focus is on the creation of original work, while nurturing the individual talents and affinities of each member. The band explores improvisational structures, texture and color, narratives, complex rhythm and time layering. This has taken their playing to levels of deep listening, intricate ensemble work and virtuoso soloing. And they’re not afraid to take the audience along to zones of great beauty and joyful liberation. Now into it’s fifth year, the Orchestra has truly established itself as a Force Majeure in the Sydney music scene.

For this evening at The Foundry The Kinetic Jazz Orchestra will pull some irresistible pieces from their Mike Gibbs and Gil Evans repertoire off the shelf. As well as a selection of gems from their own body-of-work, along with new compositions recently launched at Kinetic Jazz event TUNE IN.

The composers line up for this gig features Cam McAllister, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Don Reid, Niels Rosendahl and Jeremy Sawkins.

The gig would not be complete without some theatrical input from Graham Jones and Jepke Goudsmit (Kinetic Jazz’s co-directors). Together with the band they will indulge into some crazy twisting as “Genius & Shrink”, in their rendition of Annie Ross’ masterpiece “Twisted”.

The band is also excited to welcome three new members: trumpet player / composer Miroslav Bukovsky, saxophonist / composer Niels Rosendahl, and saxophonist Dale Barlow.

KJO players line up for this gig: Reeds - Don Reid, Dale Barlow, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Niels Rosendahl. Trumpets - Miroslav Bukovsky, Chris Ellis, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo. Trombones - Nich Polovineo, Gareth Lewis, Tim Coggins, Lee Tuckwell. Rhythm - Hugh Fraser, Ed Goyer, Jeremy Sawkins, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta.

Foundry616 is located at 616 Harris St in Ultimo.

Doors open for dinner and drinks from 6.30pm.

The concert starts at 8.30pm. Tickets: $25/$20

There is a small fee for advance purchase online at:

There is no fee if you book a table for dinner by phoning the club on 9211 9442, or if you buy your tickets at the door.

Earlier Event: September 27