Review: Song of the Earth at the City Recital Hall

May 15, 2024 City Recital Hall Australian Chamber Orchestra  Review by Paul Neeson (Arts Wednesday) Two of Australia’s biggest musical exports in mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby and tenor Stuart Skelton, return home for a season of late romantic masterpieces with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Works by Richard Wagner, Alma Mahler-Werfel and Gustav Mahler were all arrangements […]

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Sydney Con Jazz Festival 2024

Artistic Directors Welcome On behalf of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2024 Sydney Con Jazz Festival. For our sixth instalment we are thrilled to present an incredible array of styles, artists, ground-breaking ensembles and brand-new collaborations that include some of Australia (and the worlds) finest musicians. […]

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Celebrated Musicians Explore Historic Sydney Places

Discover a secret Sydney with co-curators Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and Ross Heathcote, at a bespoke series of piano performances by iconic Australian artists in heritage Sydney spaces. Every Friday this July look forward to inspired and diverse music, through the original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations by four contemporary Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Chris Abrahams ARIA-award winning jazz musician […]

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Michael Griffin Band Live On Sundays In Sydney

Michael Griffin, one of the elite players of Australian Jazz, will take lucky Sydneysider’s into his world of beautiful sound on Sunday Evenings in May at O’Malleys Hotel in Woolloomooloo. Griffin, a Semi-finalist at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition in Washington D.C., was described in Downbeat Magazine as “Flaunting an assertive tone, with an advanced […]

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Mario Biondi Live In Australia With Diana Rouvas

Italy’s number one soul singer, Mario Biondi is set to make his inaugural Australian tour in May 2024. His warm and sensual trademark voice will stop you in your tracks. Boasting a catalogue of nine studio albums, two live albums and a busy touring schedule, Mario is excited and looking forward to his Australian Tour. […]

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Meet Jess, Eastside’s Newest Intern!

A hopeful beginning to a radio broadcaster in the making. Radio is the great survivor and continues to provide connection, conversation and art. Who am I? Hi I’m Jess, an 18 year-old university student with a dream of working in radio broadcasting. I’m originally from Newcastle, NSW, however I am currently living and studying at […]

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Album of the Week: Rising – Jasmin Myra// Young, Dumb & Wild – Andy Golledge

Rising – Jasmin Myra Jasmine Myra’s album, Rising, is uplifting, vibrant, confident and beautifully arranged. Although inspired by her musical influences, Kenny Wheeler, Bonobo and Shabaka Hutchings Myra still delivers something unique, beautiful and profound through this new album. Rising is a reflection of Myra’s experience during lockdown where struggles with mental health arose, and […]

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Dresden Vision Glasses To Suit Everyone

Glasses shouldn’t be precious. We lose them, we break them and we wear them out. We depend on them to keep us able, mobile and safe. Heaps of us simply can’t see without them – and for the rest, it’s just a matter of time. Glasses should be affordable, practical and durable.It should be quick […]

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Cronulla Jazz And Blues Festival 2024

Hosted in the beautiful coastal suburb of Cronulla, this festival is staged across multiple locations and includes live music in beachside parks and participating venues, bars, food & retail stalls, a film festival, and plenty of family entertainment. With plenty of free concerts as well as special ticketed events there are 100+ performances over 5 […]

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Album of the week: Parallel Universe – Isaiah Collier // PREPLEASURE – Julia Jacklin

Parallel Universe – Isaiah Collier Isaiah Colier’s album Parellel Universe pays homage to the giants of jazz and soul. He creates a timeless sound with animated vocal parts, catchy riffs, and saxophone improvisations. As a direct to disc recording, a nostalgic sound program is produced. It’s musically diverse, combining funk and gospel flavours that are […]

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Review: A Day On The Green James Taylor & His All Star Band:

Sunday April 28 @ Centennial Vineyards Reviewed by Amber, Rory and Sam. Tim Bradshaw Photography A beautiful Autumn afternoon and evening awaited those who’d made their way to Bowral for an emotional farewell concert for this criminally underrated troubadour. To begin, James brought along 2 trio support acts the first of which was Ella Hooper. […]

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