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Chris Cody ‘The Outsider’ & Amanda Suwondo Trio

SIMA presents

Chris Cody ‘The Outsider’ & Amanda Suwondo Trio

7:30pm, Sat 19 June, 2021

Event Details

DOORS 7:30PM // Seated

Chris Cody Octet 'The Outsider'

The Outsider is an exciting new work for Chris Cody’s jazz octet whose style ranges from the blues to jazz and gospel marinated in African and Middle Eastern motifs and grooves. 

Chris Cody Octet combines an incredible array of talent and experience to produce a unique concert experience, and features some of Australia’s finest jazz and world musicians. The Neck’s bassist Lloyd Swanton joins Australian jazz veteran trombonist James Greening, world music percussionist Adem Yilmaz and legendary drummer James Waples, to name but a few.

This project explores notions of identity, the meeting of cultures, the individual’s role in society, survival, resilience and hope. The Outsider is a musical manual for survival, full of hope and optimism, inspired by diverse influences including French writer Albert Camus and Cody’s’ work with African and Arabic musicians in France.

“It's as if new instruments are being devised by the minute … Cody builds improvisational space into the work, and such gifted players inevitably lead us to uncharted lands, but even more notable is the coherence and thoughtfulness of the composing as we journey across this new musical world.” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald 

Chris Cody (Piano, Composition and Direction)

Nadje Nordhuis (Trumpet)

Michael Avgenicos (Sax, Flute, Clarinet)

James Greening (Trombone, Didgeridoo)

Adnan Baraki (Oud)

Lloyd Swanton (Double Bass)

Adem Yilmaz (Percussion)

James Waples (Drums)

Amanda Suwondo Trio

Originally from Indonesia, Amanda Suwondo has a distinctive aesthetic that runs through her music, a vein of smokey vocal harmony and improvisation. 

The Sydney pianist combines musical influences from jazz, pop and r&b, and her debut album 'Revisit' was written whilst travelling around the world and inspired by family, friends, mentors and musicians whom she encountered whilst on her journey. Amanda and her trio will play original music as well as cosy arrangements of classics in collaboration with SIMA Winter Jazz Festival.

Amanda Suwondo (Piano)

Muhamed Mehmedbasic (Double Bass)

Gian Timothy Gho (Drums)


 This is an 18+ event. 

This is a seated show with a limited capacity adhering to current restrictions. 


We ask that you please arrive with the group you wish to be sat with. We cannot guarantee where you will be seated prior to your arrival.

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and facilities

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.