About the festival

The 2021 Sydney International Women’s Festival welcomes the return of live music to Sydney, and re-awakens clubs and venues with the thrilling sounds of modern improvised music. In a eight-day program showcasing the exceptional artistry of Australian jazz musicians, audiences will once again be riveted by music made in the moment.

Events

Contemporary Underground
Ruby’s
NOVEMBER 12

Virna Sanzone Quartet

Enjoy the cool summer breeze and sip your G&T to the amazing live music of the Virna Sanzone Quartet, at Ruby’s.

Freedom Jazzdance
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
NOVEMBER 19

Double Bill: Magic Music & Visions of Nar

Australia’s most influential saxophonist, Dr Sandy Evans joins Master koto player Satsuki Odamura and bassist Steve Elphick for a breath-taking double bill will Visions of Nar at the Sydney Opera House.

Freedom Jazzdance
Ruby’s 
November 13

Brass on the Grass

Come down for a lively afternoon of music and entertainment at Ruby’s, featuring entertainment from New Orleans-influenced outfit Queen Porter Stomp and the feel-good 343 Brass Band!

Festival team

Amy Curl – Festival Director
Zoe Hauptmann & Peter Rechniewski– Artistic Directors
Emma Collison & Chris Ruhle – Publicist
Reuben White – Marketing Manager
Monica Higgins – Festival branding and web design