Tickets for this event are currently unavailable


"The Rolls Royce of Australian Jazz" Sydney Morning Herald

"The premier large ensemble in Australian Jazz - and one of the finest anywhere!" The Australian

Australia's internationally acclaimed band Ten Part Invention returns after a fantastic re-launch to the music scene in April at Foundry616. This will be an exciting opportunity to see Australia’s most innovative and exciting contemporary jazz ensemble perform live in a club setting and with three new members adding to the all-star lineup.

This is guaranteed to be a fun night of exceptional music compered by the bandleader/founder/ raconteur John Pochee OAM who will be celebrating his 75th birthday as well as the bands 29th year.
This is one not to be missed.

"As always, the virtuosity and musicianship are peerless" The Age

Hailed as 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

Three 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!

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

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

“This is quite simply, a sensational band” - Jenny Sheard, Jazz News, Dublin, Ireland

Share Via


foundry616 jazz club 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007 Australia

Organiser Information rss

Foundry 616

Ask the organiser