Sydney Jazz Gigs at Foundry 616 | Australia’s leading jazz ensemble TEN PART INVENTION reunite for special show at Foundry 616 this Saturday Mar 14) |

Australia’s leading jazz ensemble reunites – with something old, something new, something for everyone…. Saturday 14 March

TEN PART INVENTION – Sat 14 March, 8.30pm

BOOKAustralia’s internationally acclaimed band Ten Part Invention returns after long absence from the scene. This will be an exciting and rare opportunity to see Australia’s most innovative and exciting contemporary jazz ensemble “live”, and with three new members adding to the all-star lineup, performing in the intimacy of Sydney’s finest jazz club, Foundry 616, for one night only.

Your host for the evening will be the founder himself, the silver fox of Jazz and ‘raconteur extraordinaire’, drummerJohn Pochée OAM.

This will be a HUGE night! Bookings recommended!


"Multi-generational proof that Australian jazz is in brilliant hands!"The Bulletin, Queensland

Hailed as "the Rolls Royce of Australian Jazz" and one of the greatest, most expressive large ensembles to emerge from Australia, Ten Part Invention was created as a flexible medium for Australian jazz composers and improvisers. With numerous national and international tours and several acclaimed albums to their credit, the band members constitute a substantial part of Australian modern jazz history and promise music that is unique, committed and visionary.

The ensemble features some of our most distinctive and brilliant solo voices in the seven original members:

Sandy Evans Tnr/Sop/MD

Paul Cutlan Bari/Alto

Miroslav Bukovsky Tpt/MD

Andrew Robson Alto

Warwick Alder Tpt

Paul McNamara Piano

James Greening Tmb

Will be joined by new ensemble members, all incredible musicians and leaders in their own right:Dave Goodman Drums

Karl Dunnicliff Bass

Matt Ottignon Tnr/Sop

The innovative approach and original compositions of Ten Part Invention have been an inspiration to the Australian contemporary jazz scene. Performances are always colourful, thrilling and adventurous. At this event the band will be playing compositions by Sandy Evans, Miroslav Bukovsky and Roger Frampton, as well as premiering a new work by Paul Cutlan.

Even though Frampton’s piano playing is absent, we hear him still through his inspiring compositions and John Pochee’s 10-piece Ten Part Invention remains a strong unit, where spirited performances are guaranteed given such brilliant soloists on board.

Ever evolving, as was intended, this promises to be a stunning return to the stage by our leading Australian large jazz ensemble. Don’t miss it!

"This is a band in masterful form" – Drum Media

“This is quite simply, a sensational band”
– Jazz News, Dublin, Ireland