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A Garden Party of Delights
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ArtSound is throwing a Garden Party on Saturday 6 October to raise funds to assist with the renewal process across all areas of the Station’s operations.

You, our much-valued members, friends, and your family and friends are invited.

The event will take place at Reid House, a Queanbeyan property renowned for its fine gardens — it’s the home of ArtSound Board member and presenter Ursula Reid.

There’ll be garden tours, a raffle, art and artisan crafts for sale, as well as musical entertainment and light refreshments.

Entry fee includes:

  • Raffle ticket to the “Private Gardens of the Monaro” valued at $400
  • Light refreshments
  • Art exhibition and sale by Amalijah Thompson including garden artworks on display
  • Garden tours with Steve, horticulturalist and head gardener at Reid House
  • A variety of artisan crafts for sale including Canberra miniatures by Marisa Martin & David Tynan (Suitcase Dollhouse), beautiful cards by NZ artist Meredith Walker, hand-made bags by Judy and Angie
  • And more!!

Throughout the day there’ll be live music by the Zimmer Twins, the Canberra Mandolin Group, the ArtSound Wonders as well as a dance performance by Tango Capital.

Refreshment will be supplied by Kitchen Witchery.

Reid House is located at 7A Thorpe Avenue, in Queanbeyan, overlooking the Queanbeyan River and Golf Course.

Hope you can make it, and support the ArtSound cause. Please pop our garden party into your diary and come along!

For more details, including donation opportunities, call the ArtSound Office on 02 6295 7444.

ArtSound Fundraising Garden Party
Saturday 6 October 2018
Reid House, 7A Thorpe Ave Queanbeyan


Admission: $30 CASH ONLY at the garden gate

End-of-year Get-together 2018
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Dear Members,

The board has organised a slightly different end-of-year event for members and volunteers.

Date:  Thursday 13th December 2018

Time:  5.30-7.00 pm

Place:  Lazzari Bros’ Espresso, Carleton Street, Kambah (Cnr. Boddington Cres.)

Cost:  $20 a head, includes finger food and wine

BYO beer or purchase soft drinks at Lazzari Bros’ Espresso

Plenty of parking, including at the pre-school across the road 

Very friendly environment

Live jazz duo

RSVP by COB 10th December to

Please confirm prepayment when you RSVP by EFT to:

BSB          633000          

Account   157807272   

Reference: your name

Description: Xmas

Alternatively, pre-pay at the office Tuesday to Thursday by COB Monday 10th December.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th!

The ArtSound Board

Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


A special historical program of Irish music to celebrate the National Folk Festival – featuring famous fiddle player Martin Hayes, from County Claire, accompanied by Dennis Cahill on guitar.  Recorded at the Canberra Workers Club on 19 May 2000.

In 1996 Hayes formed an acoustic duet with Dennis Cahill, developing an “unrushed, lyrical, highly expressive interpretation” of traditional Irish music. In 1999 a New York Times reviewer described Hayes and Cahill’s approach as “stripping old reels and jigs to their essence, leaving space between the notes for harmonics and whispered blue notes,” resulting in “a Celtic complement to Steve Reich’s quartets or Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain. ” Hayes and Cahill have released three recordings on the Green Linnet label: The Lonesome Touch (1997), Live in Seattle (1999), and Welcome Here Again (2008). Hayes won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2000 award for Instrumentalist of the Year [Wikipedia].

Says Hayes: “These tunes remind me of many musicians.  When I play I like to do so as a tribute and thank you for the inspiration and beauty they have brought to the music.  We are as likely to be talking about the music of Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, U2, Bach or Beethoven as we are to discuss the music of Tommy Potts!”

The second set features English Folk music from the Waterson-Carthy group.

Pic courtesy of Wikipedia.   Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM

Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Highlights of the 26th Nijmegen Music Meeting Festival in Holland.  Recorded by Radio Nederland, Producer Arjan Went.

The award-winning FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE presents the best of contemporary jazz and related music concerts from live venues in Canberra, including our own recording studios. Hosted by long-time jazz enthusiast and presenter Chris Deacon OAM.

Reminder: International Jazz Day is 30 April 2019!

May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Mike Price (guitar) formerly of Canberra, led the Crazy Guitar Ensemble at the Gods with his ex students Carl Dewhurst (guitar), and Carl Morgan (guitar), supported by Eric Ajaye (bass) and Mark Sutton (drums). This October 2010 concert features some wonderful and informative playing on a tour of guitar styles from Charlie Christian to current – a history of the jazz guitar in two sets!

“Education and entertainment and enlightenment” (Eric Pozza,

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


International pianist and Universal Music recording artist Jef Neve, returns to Australia from his home in Belgium for a concert at the Carrington Inn at Bungendore on June 7 and 8.  He’s appearing along with renowned Dutch trumpeter Teus Nobel.

Jef last performed to ecstatic audiences in Canberra in 2015 at the Bungendore Woordworks Cafe and tonight we present an encore presentation of that performance. Jef has been touring worldwide for more than 15 years, as a pianist in jazz, pop and classical music, and as a composer of prize-winning soundtracks and classical music. He is joined by John Mackey in the second of two complete sets.


Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Panorama Brasil.draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador – samba, MPB, bossa, folkloric music and regional styles mixed with jazz and more.   Later in the program we celebrate Colombian Independence – from psychedelic cumbia, Afro-Latin, Reggae and fusion and beyond with Oscar Jimenez performing as Chibcha Sound System.

Musical Director of Panorama Brasil is drummer/composer Alastair Kerr, a long-time student of Brazilian music, and recognised as one of Australia’s leading exponents of Brazilian percussion.  Kerr is known for his work with groups such as The Doug de Vries Trio, The New Sheiks and Sexteto Zona Sul, and leads this stellar group focusing on Brazilian music and new compositions.

Panorama Brasill is:
Alastair Kerr – musical director, drums/percussion
Asha Henfry – flute/percussion
Matt Boden – piano
Jorge Albuquerque – bass;
with special guest vocalist Alza Rezende.

Alda Rezende is one of the most captivating voices to come out of Brazil in recent years. She last performed with Panorama Brasil at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Jobim, a tribute to the bossa nova and its creator Antonio Carlos Jobim in a series of acclaimed and sold-out shows.

Chibcha is an almost extinct language from Colombia spoken by the indigenous Muisca people. It’s also the producer alias name for Colombian born artist Oscar Jimenez. Playing a combination of original material and music from his tropical homeland, Oscar creates new musical genres using mixing and looping techniques together with traditional and electronic soundscapes.

Performing as “Chibcha Sound System”, Oscar is most well known as the lead singer of ARIA Nominated band Watussi and Amaru Tribe. Born and Raised in Colombia, he is an experienced performer of many styles whose music is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey, having shared the stage with many international artist such as Santana, Seun Kuti, and Manu Chao.

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM


Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LACHLAN COVENTRY (guitar), ELLE OSBORNE (violin) with JAMES LUKE (bass) and CHRIS THWAITE (drums) at their March 2017 concert at the Canberra Grammar School Gallery.

Introduced by Pauline Griffiths; produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

The award-winning FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE presents the best of contemporary jazz and related music concerts from live venues in Canberra, including our own recording studios.

Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday Night Live: Wanderlust at Bungendore Woodworks Cafe

Friday Night Live: Wanderlust at Bungendore Woodworks Cafe

Wanderlust brings together the talents of six of Australia’s best jazz instrumentalists. Together they have developed a unique sound through highly original compositions, superb ensemble work and imaginative improvisation and interplay. Skillfully blending global beats with jazz improvisation, the emphasis is on composition, texture and mood, rather than a display of individual virtuosity.  This is an encore presentation of this concert to celebrate their return to Canberra tonight at the Jazzhaus.

Miroslav Bukowsky Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Jeremy Sawkins Guitar – Alister Spence Keyboards – Fabian Hevia Percussion – James Greening Trombone – Steve Elphick Bass

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.



The award-winning FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE presents the best of contemporary jazz and related music concerts from live venues in Canberra, including our own recording studios. Hosted by long-time jazz enthusiast and presenter Chris Deacon OAM.