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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 night at The Foundry, The Kinetic Jazz Orchestra will dust off a different set of irresistible pieces from their Mike Gibbs and Gil Evans repertoire, including "Tis As It Should Be", a magical piece Gibbs created especially for the KJO in 2012. And the band will play a selection of gems from their own body-of-work, including new works. For example, composer Miroslav Bukovsky will launch his first piece penned specifically for the band, and composer Roger Dean will expand his series of improvisational pieces he has developed with and for the orchestra with an exciting new work. We welcome the versatile Kevin Hunt to take on the piano parts for this gig. And the evening wouldn’t be kinetic without some theatrical diversion by Kinetic Jazz’s co-directors Graham & Jepke.

KJO players line up on Saturday 27 February: 

Reeds - Justin Buckingham, Nathan Henshaw, Jason Morphett, Don Reid, Billy Ward. Trumpets - Miroslav Bukovsky, Chris Ellis, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo. Trombones - Tim Coggins, Matt O’Brien, Nich Polovineo, Lee Tuckwell. Rhythm - Hugh Fraser, Kevin Hunt, Alex Masso, Jeremy Sawkins.

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 calling the club on 9211 9442, or if you buy your tickets at the door.