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This World & The Stu Hunter Trio

SIMA presents

This World & The Stu Hunter Trio

7:00pm, Sun 20 June, 2021

Event Details

DOORS 7:00PM // Seated

This World (Nock, Zwartz, Wilson, Stuart)

‘THIS WORLD’ is the stunning debut release from a quartet formed by four of Australia’s most established and celebrated jazz musicians.

Born in New Zealand, pianist Mike Nock is a living legend of jazz. 

Following his extensive session work in New York throughout the seventies and eighties, Nock was awarded the New Zealand Order Of Merit and became a teacher at Sydney’s prestigious Conservatorium of Music. His bassist Jonathan Zwartz has accompanied Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Katie Noonan and Melbourne’s cutting-edge contemporary jazz group The Vampires, as well as scoring film and television. 

Saxophonist Julien Wilson has contributed to over eighty original albums, and received the 2015 APRA Art Music Award for ‘Excellence in Jazz’, while drummer Hamish Stuart is an Australian jazz mainstay, the rhythmic backbone behind acts like Jade MacRae, The Catholics, and Jackie Orzacksky. 

Exceptionally recorded and produced, the album features a program of nine brand new compositions created specifically for this album.

‘THIS WORLD’ articulates the struggle, strength and sense of hope faced each day. Despite this album being the band's debut, the musicians have enjoyed established relationships with each other in a variety of formats for many years before coming together as a quartet. The shared history and personal connection between them all can be felt in every note.

“An exceptional record by an exceptional ensemble. This is profound, moving and expressive jazz of the highest level" - Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise (UK)

Mike Nock (Piano)

Jonathan Zwartz (Bass)

Julien Wilson (Sax)

Hamish Stuart (Drums & Cymbals)

The Stu Hunter Trio

Award-winning pianist and composer Stu Hunter’s latest solo piano album ‘The Beautiful Things’ was launched at this year’s Sydney Festival as a homage to love and family. For this performance, Hunter presents the opening set with his new trio featuring the irrepressible engine room of drummer Warren Trout and bassist Noel Mason. 

Hunter won an Australian Independent Record Award for ‘Best Independent Jazz Album’ in 2010 for his previous work ‘The Gathering’, and was nominated in the ‘Best Jazz Album’ category for his 2016 work ‘The Migration’. 

Expect originals and re-workings of music from some of Stu’s previous releases, combined with his talent for jazz, soul and funk keyboards.

“Hunter locates his music on another level entirely, revealing a unique and completely individual personality…his rhythmic ideas suggest rock influences, while his liking for Monk-like dissonance is tempered throughout by lyricism and melodic beauty” - The Australian

Stu Hunter (Piano)

Warren Trout (Drums)

Noel Mason (Bass)


 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.