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July 2019

Jazz Quartet Workshops – Michelle Nicolle Quartet 2-30pm 27 July 2019

July 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$15 – $30

An opportunity to attend a series of hands on jazz workshops with members of the celebrated jazz group The Michelle Nicolle Quartet (Melbourne). 2.30 - 4pm - Jazz Guitar with Geoff Hughes. 2.30 - 4pm - Jazz Singing with Michelle Nicolle. 4.15 - 6.30pm - Jazz Rhythm & Improvising with Ronny Ferella (open to all instrumentalists). $20 ($15 concession/students) both workshops $30/$20 BYO Instrument For more information: ronnyferella@gmail.com 0417 102 640 Saturday 27th July 2.30pm 284 Great Western Highway Lawson

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Michelle Nicolle Jazz Quartet 7-30pm 27 July 2019

July 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$25 – $35

7-30pm Doors open 6-30pm Michelle Nicolle vocals - Geoff Hughes guitar - Tom Lee bass - Ronny Ferella drums “all the band had to do was set up a golden glow of warmth, soft groove and space and Nicolle was soaring to places you will be taken by few singers. In the world, I mean”.... Sydney Morning Herald “Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music “.... Kurt Elling $35.00 Adult $30.00 Pensioner $25.00…

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August 2019

The BREKKY BOY TRIO – Sun 11 Aug 2019

August 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$35

The Piano driven powerhouse ‘jazz-not-jazz’ trio Brekky Boy perform musical works with an invigorating original sound sourced from a disparate array of influences of artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Ólafur Arnalds, GoGo Penguin & The Bad Plus. Mixing harmonic landscapes, complex grooves and minimalist piano melodies, the trio brings something refreshingly vibrant and contemporary to the jazz genre. Date: Sunday, August 11th Venue: The Mechanics Institute, Lawson Doors Open: 3:00pm Show Starts: 4:00pm Tickets: $35 *Bar open & food available…

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FIRE and GRACE – Wed. 21st August 2019

August 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$5 – $35

FIRE AND GRACE –Guitar and violin DUO Wednesday, 21 August 2019 Doors open: 6.30pm Show starts: 7.30pm Tickets and preview and  info at www.fireandgracemusic.live Tickets $35 Adults, $30 Concession, $5 Under 18 Fire and Grace Biography Their first tour to Australia from North America , Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration between Grammy Award-winning guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire…

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Double Bill: El Duende | Chris Gillespie & Martijn Hadders do The Beatles

August 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$20 – $25

Join El Duende for their first Mountains show, alongside Chris Gillespie & Martijn Hadders bringing you the best of the Beatles. 6:30                      Doors Open 7.00 -7.45            Martijn Hadders and Chris Gillespie 8.00 – 8.30          Martijn Hadders and Chris Gillespie 8.45 -9.30            El Duende 9.45- 10.30          El Duende Entrance fee - Paid up members of FOTMIL  (2019-20) Free General public - Adult $25 Concessions Pensioners and students $20.…

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October 2019

Mike Nock Trio feat. Tim Firth & Jonathan Zwartz

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$45

Since his first recordings with the Three-out Trio (1960-61), Pianist/composer Mike Nock has remained at the forefront of Australasian Jazz, continuing to attract critical acclaim and delight audiences worldwide. His extensive background in a variety of genres with many of the world’s top musicians give his live performances a rarely heard breadth and depth a scant few can equal. Returning to Australia in 1985 after 25 years in the USA, Mike is now recognised as one of the true greats of Australian Jazz and The ‘Friends of the…

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November 2019

One Girl Charity Fundraiser

November 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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DO IT IN A DRESS FIESTA at the MECHANICS INSTITUTE, 284 GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY LAWSON. Two years ago, the locals ‘Did it in a Dress’, now we’re going to ‘Do It in a Dress Again’. Join us for a night of fun, food and frocks, drink and dance. It isn’t compulsory to wear a school uniform, but you just know you want to! You won’t be alone if you don a dress to raise awareness of the plight of the…

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November 2020

Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska + Neil Sagewood….

November 7 @ 6:40 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$55

Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/Pianist) & Tamara-Anna Cislowska (Pianist)..... Celebrated and acknowledged worldwide as one of Australia’s leading contemporary composers, Elena Kats-Chernin AO has created works in every genre from chamber, choral and orchestral compositions, to music for robotic instruments, and soundtracks for silent films. Commissions from the world’s leading opera, ballet, and theatre companies such as Komische Oper Berlin, Nederlands Dans Theater and the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and 2003 Rugby World Cup, attest to the wide,…

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Three Hand Beat Bandits and Soular Spill

November 14 @ 6:40 pm - 10:15 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$30

THREE HANDED BEAT BANDTS & SOULAR SPILL // Saturday November 14, 2020 // Doors open 6:40pm // The Mechanic's Institute, Lawson SOULAR SPILL Starting out as a jazz duo 5 years ago with just stripped back double bass and strong vocal harmonies at its core, Soular Spill, an evolving musical collective, has grown into a band comprising of all Blue Mountains based musicians. Each member contributes their own unique flavour, drawing on a rich tapestry of musical experience, and blends…

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3 Bands: Jim Jarvis + Bonniedoon + Sideshow Annie

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$55

JIM JARVIS & ROB THOMPSON // BONNIEDOON // SIDESHOW ANNIE // Saturday November 21, 2020 // Doors 5:30pm // The Mechanics Institute, Lawson JIM JARVIS & ROB THOMPSON Jim Jarvis is an excellent solo performer well known for his distinctive, haunting blues voice and his finger-picking guitar style. He has a polish and finesse that is characteristic of a fine, traditional and world-class blues musician. Folk and Bluesman Jarvis has been performing since the seventies around Sydney and at many…

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