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Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival Presents: Elysian Fields


Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival Presents: Elysian Fields

3:00pm, Sun 1 November, 2020

Event Details

2 Shows (Doors 3pm & 6pm) // Seated // Social Distancing Restrictions Apply

Elysian Fields, FIKA Album Launch with special support by Jo Truman

‘FIKA’ is the new album by electric viola da gamba ensemble Elysian Fields. 

Inspired by Scandinavia, FIKA is rooted in the Swedish ancestry of Artistic Director Jenny Eriksson, and her love of northern European jazz and Swedish baroque music. This beautiful international project sings to the gathering of friends, food and conversation through the prism of the idiosyncratic seven-stringed viola de gamba. 

Produced by saxophonist Matt Keegan and featuring the stunning vocals and violin of Susie Bishop, ‘FIKA’ takes inspiration from the frozen landscapes of Scandinavia, drawing on traditional folk music and language. 

Beautiful arrangements by multi award-winning jazz pianist Matt McMahon will be presented alongside the Australian premiere of ‘Living’ by Norwegian jazz pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff and ‘Believe Beleft Below’ by influential Swedish jazz trio E.S.T.

Susie Bishop (voice/violin) Matt Keegan (saxophones) Jenny Eriksson (ruby electric viola da ga gamba) Matt McMahon (piano) Siebe Pogson (bass guitar) Dave Goodman (drums)

Special Support: Jo Truman

Josephine Truman is an artist who skirts the boundary of tradition and experimentation. Her cross-pollination of traditional and experimental performance styles caught the ear of legendary composer, theorist and artist John Cage, with whom she collaborated on ‘Song Books’. Fans of music that tests the edges of improvisation and experimentation will love Jo Truman’s performance as part of Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. 

Jo Truman (piano)

Show One: Doors: 3pm/ Support Slot (3:30pm – 4pm) Headline Perf. (4:30pm – 5:30pm)

Show Two:  Doors: 6pm/ Support Slot (6:30pm – 7pm) Headline Perf. (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Please note: Seating at Mary’s Underground is UNRESERVED. Groups intending to sit together are encouraged to arrive together. The venue can accommodate groups of up to 10 and Mary’s hosts will manage group arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.


 This is an 18+ event. 

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Shows will be seated and limited to 60 per sitting, patrons will be seated to allow for social distancing.

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.