Event States of the Art
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Venue The Performance Space (1983-2007), Redfern, NSW
First Date 9 January 1985
Last Date 12 January 1985
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "4 Concerts of Contemporary Jazz and Improvised Music - January 9, 10, 11 & 12" (flyer)

"State of the Art is a declaration of faith in the creative vitality of Australian contemporary musicians. The political economy of jazz in Sydney at present, equates artistic standards and originality with the ability to keep a drinking crowd happy or a wealthy audience entertained. [...] S.I.M.A was formed in mid 1984 with the aim of presenting contemporary jazz and free improvised music to the widest audience possible. States of the Art is our first presentation..." (brochure)
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music
Secondary Genre Contemporary
Name Function Notes
Felicity McDonald Dancer
Duncan Archibald Musician
Judy Bailey Musician
Bob Birtles Musician
Tony Buck Musician
Mike Bukovsky Musician
John Clare Musician
Dave Colton Musician
Steve Elphick Musician
Tony Esterman Musician
Roger Frampton Musician
Ed Gaston Musician
Kevin Hunt Musician
Graeme Jesse Musician
Bernie McGann Musician
Andrew Oh Musician
Ron Philpott Musician
Claes Pierce Musician
John Pochee Musician
Harry Rivers Musician
Bobby Scott Musician
Mark Simmonds Musician
Guy Strazzullo Musician
Jack Thorncraft Musician
Jo Truman Musician
Allan Turnball Musician
Andrew Wilke Musician
Chuck Yates Musician
Chuck Yeats Musician
Sandy Evans Vocalist
Data Source
Source Description
Performance Space Database
Event Identifier 143609