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Steve Barry (SYD) In The Waves Album Launch – 21/04/23

Friday the 21st of April, 2023
10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills
Doors from 7:30PM
Music starts on the downbeat of 8PM
Head to our Humanitix to purchase limited seated tickets

“sparkling…as if he were singing about the crests and valleys of the water, as if he were musically following the rhythm of the waves, upswing, downswing, rollover, rolling movement, spray…” – JazzHalo

“One of Australia’s most inventive and accomplished composer/improvisers” (Loudmouth), Barry launches his new quartet album In The Waves – recorded in Sydney in 2022 with acclaimed drummer Eric Harland (USA) and saxophonist Will Vinson (USA/UK).

Born out of a pandemic-inspired reconnection with ocean swimming, the music holds physical and philosophical qualities of water as a common thread, and showcases Barry’s trademark “…harmonic adventurousness, melodic resourcefulness, switchback rhythmic ideas and non-bombastic sense of drama” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Barry is joined by local stalwarts Andrew Shaw on bass and Aaron Jansz on drums, in a first reuniting since the pandemic.

Dr Steve Barry is a multi-award winning pianist, composer, improviser, and lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Born & raised in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and now living and creating on Gadigal land in Sydney, Barry works across the music industry as a performer, accompanist, educator and consultant. He is the recipient of the 2021 APRA Professional Development Award for Jazz, and works regularly across Australia, New Zealand, Japan and more recently Vietnam.


Steve Barry – Piano
Andrew Shaw – Double Bass
Aaron Jansz – Drums

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets are being sold through Humanitix. Purchase limited seated tickets here. Due to JMI Live being an intimate space, 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.

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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 if we are contacted prior to a performance. Refunds will not be processed if we are contacted after the gig.

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