Meme Wars – Jazz:NOW Summer Festival


WHEN: 7pm - 10pm – 12 Feb 2022

COST: $20 - $35

TICKETS: Book now

A modern neo-soul big band whose style reflects our digital zeitgeist

Our modern culture of non-stop information transfer influences this set of songs flowing, one style into the next, mirroring the chemistry of this eclectic band.

To open, a trio of instrumentalists featuring Karl Lawskowski, Yutaro Okuda and Chris Fields push the boundaries of contemporary improvised music while dipping into rock, jazz and groove.

Line Up

Steph Russell – Vocals/Composer
Ellen Mara – Vocals
MC P Smurf - Rap
Yutaro Okuda – Guitar
Chris Fields – Percussion
Alex Hirlian – Drums
Dave Quinn – Bass
Jason Bruer – Alto Sax
Karl Lawskowski – Tenor Sax
Simon Ferenci – Trumpet
Gavin Ahearn – Keys/Composer


Beer, Wine and cocktails will be provided by 107 in the astonishing architectural wonderland of Joynton Avenue Creative Centre. This is an outdoor seated event.

Event Info:

  • Doors: 7:00pm // Opening Trio: 7:30pm // Meme Wars: 8:30pm
  • Please bring a mask - or we can provide one. This event will operate in line with the NSW Heath regulations at the time.
  • We sanitize all surfaces regularly for Ruby's events. The venue is a COVID Safe space.

Presented by SIMA + 107 Projects and supported by the City of Sydney, Create NSW, Live Music Australia, and Australia Council for the Arts.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. The Gadigal of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney.

We are welcoming of all people. If you have any access requirements, you can let us know via the ticketing portal or email SIMA at

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