J.A.M'S TOP LIVE MUSIC PICKS JAN 25-31

Bambula: Bambula means many things. It signifies a ceremonial ground, a sacred site, and the place from which things originate. With Bambula, Paul Grabowsky has reduced the sonic palette down to essentials. The haunting voice of Daniel Wilfred, the masterful yidaki playing of David Wilfred, and Grabowsky on his “existential mirror”, the piano.

Thu, Jan 25, City Recital Hall

Miss Pia: Find a fancy frock, polish your two tone shoes and join Miss Pia for a sophisticated night of circa 1940s jazz and sultry swing as her jazz trio debuts at Kittyhawk.

Thu, Jan 25, Kittyhawk

Anna Smyrk: On a balmy summer evening, Sydney-siders can ease into the weekend with great live music, delicious food and cold drinks in the leafy courtyard of the Seymour Centre. Providing the tunes this week is folk artist Anna Smyrk who writes contemporary folk tunes inspired by books, travels and weird apocalyptic scenarios she made up in her head.

Fri, Jan 26, Seymour Centre - Courtyard Sessions

Bowie Unzipped: Salutes Bowie's ever evolving musical career with Jeff Duff's unique interpretation of Bowie's remarkable and enduring songbook. Jeff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET.

Fri, Jan 26, Camelot Lounge

Freedom 4: Give a big kick to your long weekend at the Oxford Art Factory. As a venue that continually promotes the up and coming and diversity in genres they have a diverse bill set for Saturday. Some of the acts performing on Saturday include Good Boy, Art Koufax and Jeremy Neal just to name a few.

Sat, Jan 27, Oxford Arts Factory

St. Olaf College Concert Band: The St. Olaf Band’s expertly curated program of American and Australian music, dubbed FLOURISH, celebrates Leonard Bernstein's centennial, the film scores of John Williams, Melbourne’s own Percy Grainger, New South Wales native Jodie Blackshaw, as well as classic works from the wind band repertoire.

Sun, Jan 28, Sydney Conservatorium Of Music

The Marais Project & Elysian Fields: Early music specialists, The Marais Project and electric viola da gamba ensemble Elysian Fields return to North Sydney’s Independent Theatre to present a delicious one-off program titled, My Heart So Grieves. Directed - as ever - by the versatile Jenny Eriksson, the innovative program features music inspired by poets of the 16th century.

Sun, Jan 28, The Independent Theatre

Loyle Carner: Hailed as ‘Britain’s most recent new hope in hip-hop” by The Fader and countless others, Loyle Carner is one of the most exciting up and coming artists in the world. Released in January, his debut album Yesterday’s Gone garnered praise from fans and critics the world over.

Wed, Jan 31, Oxford Arts Factory

Boyz II Men & TLC: Over the past two decades Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with smooth harmonies and enduring themes. Pair them with one of history’s most influential female hip-hop and R&B acts, TLC, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a show.

Wed, Jan 31, Star Event Centre

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