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Spectra Jazz Orchestra: Fundraiser Concert!

Spectra Jazz Orchestra

Spectra Jazz Orchestra: Fundraiser Concert!

4:00pm, Sun 29 May, 2022

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FUNDRAISER GIG! Help Spectra Jazz Orchestra record their debut album!

Spectra Jazz Orchestra

After their recent re-naming and a Covid-inflicted hiatus from performing, Spectra Jazz Orchestra (who used to be called the Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra) are here and very excited to play for you! Spectra Jazz Orchestra (or SpeccyJo for short) are an exciting 16-piece group of young women and gender diverse musicians. The talent is strong with these legends! Their repertoire boasts a colourful mix of styles from Mingus swing, to contemporary jazz, to ska and reggae, with a focus on works by Australian composers. 

Since the group’s creation in 2016, the band has played at popular jazz festivals in the Sydney area including the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, the Manly Jazz Festival and the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival, as well as well-loved Sydney venues including Lazybones Lounge, Camelot Lounge and Foundry616. SpeccyJo alumni include a host of talented and in-demand musicians such as drummer Chloe Kim, saxophonist Kali Gillen and trumpeter Bernice Tesara, and members have gone on to form successful groups such as Dogma, Monstress and Ensemble Muse. Come along and hear the stars of the future at a fun, festive and family-friendly afternoon of music! 

Saxophones: Monika Murn, Katie Bombardieri, Gabriella Hill, Sam Cheng, Alex Dent, Grace Duggan

Trumpets: Lily Olive, Uma Volkmer, Zarah Salgado, Mya Hill

Trombones: Maya Lecuna, Olivia Bryant

Rhythm: Jenna Lewis (guitar), Julia Vlahogiannis (piano), Ramona Spicer (drums), (bassist TBC). 

Support set: Kate Richards Trio

Opening the afternoon is the Kate Richards Trio. Top notch trumpeter Kate bands together with rising stars Lauren White (double bass and vocals), and Eitan Muir (guitar), to bring you a set of swinging and grooving standards.  

This afternoon of music is a fundraiser gig for Spectra Jazz Orchestra’s album recording later this year! Your generous donations will be hugely appreciated, plus there will be merch and other items to buy with all profits going towards making the album happen! 


- Customers and staff are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence
 - COVID-19 Safe Check-in is no longer required at all hospitality venues
 - NSW Health strongly advises that patrons consider being seated while drinking.
 - Masks optional
 - If you are feeling unwell don't go out

  • Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.