Sydney’s Live Music Guide May 14th-20th

Originally published on Alt Media

Count Basie Orchestra: Led by veteran trumpeter Scotty Barnhart the 18-piece Count Basie Orchestra, features a countless array of top calibre instrumentalists from the international jazz world. Over their 80 year existent the orchestra has provided backing music for some of the most legendary names in the world such as Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald.

Thu, May 14, Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall

Adam Harvey & Luke O’Shea: Two of Australia’s most highly regarded and respected acts join forces for one night only. Adam Harvey will be joined by recent triple Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea to be featured in the Sydney Opera House which is a rare occurrence for country acts, this is a special highlight and a recognition of both men’s talent and popularity.

Fri, May 15, Sydney Opera House

Spyglass Gypsies: This energetic and playful five-piece jazz ensemble from Sydney provide a modern take on traditional French gypsy tunes. In February last year the group launched their debut self-titled album of originals and have since spent their time touring all corners of the country, establishing themselves as one of the leading jazz ensembles in the country.

Fri, May 15, Foundry 616

David Bridie & Fred Smith: Two quiet achievers on the Australian music scene make their way to Sydney this weekend for an intimate and personal performance. Bridie will take the stage solo with just his piano to give his passionate, complex and honest insights into the state of being human. Fred will then entertain the audience with his engaging folk sound tinged with wry humour.

Sat, May 16, Glebe Town Hall

Rhythm River: Audiences that head along to this show are in for an extremely dynamic and powerful experience. Because of the intimate nature of the venue, they will not only hear the music performed, but will no doubt also feel the vibrations from the taiko and bamboo shinobue flute ripple through them.

Sat, May 16, Goodgod Danceteria

Adam Gibson And The Ark-Ark Birds: Forging a path with his own unique style of spoken/sung tales of Australian life and landscapes. Now with his new band The Ark-Ark Birds, Adam Gibson will be releasing a new album with the final show of the launch tour in Sydney this weekend. Bringing songs of love, life, houses lost, coastal nights and obscure towns – this is truly a special reflection on the Australian way of life.

Sun, May 17, The Vanguard

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