Sharny Russell & Friends – 05/08/21

Thursday the 5th of August, 2021
10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills
Doors from 7:30PM
Music starts on the downbeat of 8PM
Head to our EventBrite to purchase limited seated tickets

ABC Jazz Recording Artist, and APRA & Australian Songwriting Competition award winner, Sharny’s vocal and pianistic talents are recognised throughout the Australian music (especially jazz) community. Also being a band leader, composer and arranger, teacher and creator of popular training resources, her creative force is formidable.

She has performed with most Australian jazz greats of her generation, appeared at innumerable festivals, recorded two albums with the iconic guitarist George Golla, and is well-known for her engaging stage presence and scatting prowess.

Career highlights include many performances with James Morrison, touring with Grace Knight, sitting in for French-Brazilian pianist/vocalist Tania Maria, and being complimented personally for her world-class musicianship by U.S. legends, bassist Ray Brown, and saxophonist James Moody, as well as British guitarist Martin Taylor.

 “In a world of over-rated and over-stated singers, Sharny is a gem. Listening to her is an exquisite experience.”  – National Jazzchord Magazine.

“Sharny is extreme class – you know you’re in good hands” – Financial Review.

Sharny Russell has brought together a team of her closest and most gifted cohorts to form this quartet for this special performance at JMI Live. Using a variety of performance collaborations throughout the show, and a combination of standards and originals, Sharny will showcase the artistic depth within this small group.

The Band:

Sharny Russell – Vocals
Jamie Clark – Guitar
Helen Russell – Bass
David Sanders – Drums

sharny russell & friends

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets are being sold through EventBrite. Purchase limited seated tickets here. Due to COVID regulations, we have a maximum number of guests allowed in the venue. We highly recommend it is best to get in early before tickets sell out.

What is JMI Live?

JMI Live presents live jazz in Brisbane every Thursday night from 8pm and a jam session after each gig. JMI Live is renowned for its intimate setting, providing the best opportunity to listen to live jazz in Brisbane. Just like a jazz club in New York, this venue is the ideal location for great jazz music, acoustics and atmosphere.


JMI Live is located at 10 Exhibition Street, Bowen Hills.

Live streaming

All JMI Live concerts are live streamed to JMI’s YouTube account.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to access our free live streams.

JMI Live is a COVID Safe venue

Attendance at JMI Live performances

We kindly ask that if you are feeling unwell or showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend JMI Live. When purchasing a ticket, you agree to only attend a JMI Live event if you are in good health and have not been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive or has travelled overseas or to a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days.

For contact tracing purposes, please check in via our QR code sign-in upon arrival. Please ensure that whilst within our venue, you are adhering to social distancing measures as per venue signage. Please ensure you are also implementing strong hygienic practices (e.g. using hand-sanitiser, thoroughly washing hands and covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing).

If you suspect that you have contracted an infection or have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an event at JMI Live, please contact the JMI office (07 3216 1110 or email play@jazz.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible.

Ticket Refund Policy

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are unable to attend after having purchased a ticket, please contact the JMI office (07 3216 1110 or email play@jazz.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible during business hours (10AM-4PM) to let us know you won’t be able to attend. A full refund will be given is JMI is contacted prior to a performance. Refunds will not be processed if we are contacted after the gig.

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