James Greening

AUSTRALIA'S FUNKIEST JAZZ TROMBONIST

 Sun. 30 September 2018 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm  I’ll be playing with Monica at the Pearl Beach Jazz in the Arboretum for The Pearl Beach Progress Association & The Crommelin Native Arboretum Event 'It Takes Two To Tango' This year its Monica Trapaga and the World According to James and we’ll be presenting an afternoon of Irrepressible Swing, Latino and Cajun grooves from our favourite vault of Musical Mayhem.  Tickets     LOCATION  Crommelin Native Arboretum, Pearl Beach Tennis Courts Pearl Beach, NSW 2256

Sun. 30 September 2018 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

I’ll be playing with Monica at the Pearl Beach Jazz in the Arboretum for The Pearl Beach Progress Association & The Crommelin Native Arboretum Event 'It Takes Two To Tango'
This year its Monica Trapaga and the World According to James and we’ll be presenting an afternoon of Irrepressible Swing, Latino and Cajun grooves from our favourite vault of Musical Mayhem. Tickets

LOCATION Crommelin Native Arboretum, Pearl Beach Tennis Courts Pearl Beach, NSW 2256

  World According to James performing with the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra   Tuesday 27 March 2018 6:30pm City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney    No, that is not a picture of me!! It's the unforgettable Richard Gill who is a leading light in music appreciation and education. The World According to James will be the first guest ensemble for a special series of concerts - Richard Gill Presents - A Voyage of Musical Discovery. A unique concert series at the City Recital Hall in Sydney exploring Western art music. Across three concerts, Richard Gill AO and the world-class musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra seamlessly weave their passion for historical context into musical performance. Beloved works of the musical canon are revitalised through the sounds of period instruments and stylistically appropriate performance practice. Our vibrant journey is complemented by our guest ensembles, who perform music from Medieval through Jazz to Contemporary exploring the commonalities and divergence's of each genre.    Tuesday 27 March 2018 6:30pm City Recital Hall PROGRAM 1 - MOTIVIC DEVELOPMENT    Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra   Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’   The World According to James will perform:   James Greening, Mosman* Bernie McGann, Brownsville* Andrew Robson, Katoomba

World According to James performing with the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra
Tuesday 27 March 2018 6:30pm City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney

No, that is not a picture of me!! It's the unforgettable Richard Gill who is a leading light in music appreciation and education. The World According to James will be the first guest ensemble for a special series of concerts - Richard Gill Presents - A Voyage of Musical Discovery. A unique concert series at the City Recital Hall in Sydney exploring Western art music. Across three concerts, Richard Gill AO and the world-class musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra seamlessly weave their passion for historical context into musical performance. Beloved works of the musical canon are revitalised through the sounds of period instruments and stylistically appropriate performance practice. Our vibrant journey is complemented by our guest ensembles, who perform music from Medieval through Jazz to Contemporary exploring the commonalities and divergence's of each genre.

Tuesday 27 March 2018 6:30pm City Recital Hall
PROGRAM 1 - MOTIVIC DEVELOPMENT

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’
The World According to James will perform:
James Greening, Mosman*
Bernie McGann, Brownsville*
Andrew Robson, Katoomba

  Greening from Ear to Ear Thursday 12 April, 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616   “James Greening may be a joyous man but he is no clown ­– it is one of the noblest human attributes to know life and the world in all its cruelty and compromise and still remain positive and bright; it is a daily battle for anyone who thinks at all”. (John Hardaker)   I'm really, really looking forward to playing my suite of music, Tam O'Shanter Tales and new compositions from Paul Cutlan and Gary Daley and also compositions from Andrew Robson and Fabian Hevia at Foundry 616 with my ensemble Greening from Ear to Ear. This is some band I can tell you. We are going to have a ball so why don't you join us. It's infectious, in a good way!

Greening from Ear to Ear Thursday 12 April, 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616

“James Greening may be a joyous man but he is no clown ­– it is one of the noblest human attributes to know life and the world in all its cruelty and compromise and still remain positive and bright; it is a daily battle for anyone who thinks at all”. (John Hardaker)

I'm really, really looking forward to playing my suite of music, Tam O'Shanter Tales and new compositions from Paul Cutlan and Gary Daley and also compositions from Andrew Robson and Fabian Hevia at Foundry 616 with my ensemble Greening from Ear to Ear. This is some band I can tell you. We are going to have a ball so why don't you join us. It's infectious, in a good way!

   Ten Part Invention Saturday 24 March, 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616  Ten Part was one of the first bands I was asked to join when I arrived in Sydney. It has had such a profound effect on my development and understanding of jazz. It's a big small ensemble, with all the intimacy that offers with a seriously huge V10 of power and groove under the bonnet. Always a great night - “TPI’s splendid music results from Pochee’s giving some of Australia’s most promising jazz composers the opportunity to experiment and develop their sound. The result has been a corpus of distinctive music full of an indomitable Australian spirit”. John Shand, SMH

Ten Part Invention Saturday 24 March, 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616

Ten Part was one of the first bands I was asked to join when I arrived in Sydney. It has had such a profound effect on my development and understanding of jazz. It's a big small ensemble, with all the intimacy that offers with a seriously huge V10 of power and groove under the bonnet. Always a great night - “TPI’s splendid music results from Pochee’s giving some of Australia’s most promising jazz composers the opportunity to experiment and develop their sound. The result has been a corpus of distinctive music full of an indomitable Australian spirit”. John Shand, SMH

  Nocktet: Mike Nock’s Large Ensemble 28 April Saturday 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616   Named Best Australian Jazz Ensemble at the 2015 Bell Awards, Mike Nock’s all-star large ensemble returns to the Foundry616 stage for a night of the exceptional music Mike Nock is renowned for. This guy is a living legend.  Nocktet features both established artists and recognisable exceptional younger players – keeping, as John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald) puts it, “an eye to the future as well as the rear-view mirror“, something Mike Nock is renowned for.

Nocktet: Mike Nock’s Large Ensemble 28 April Saturday 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616

Named Best Australian Jazz Ensemble at the 2015 Bell Awards, Mike Nock’s all-star large ensemble returns to the Foundry616 stage for a night of the exceptional music Mike Nock is renowned for. This guy is a living legend.

Nocktet features both established artists and recognisable exceptional younger players – keeping, as John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald) puts it, “an eye to the future as well as the rear-view mirror“, something Mike Nock is renowned for.

  The catholics Saturday 14 April, 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616   It's like going home for me getting on stage with these beautiful people. Can't say much more. We'd love to share our joyous music with you.“More telling than any individual performance was the abiding sense of the band having a collective heart as big as a house. And it was this heart that was having the dialogue with the audience”. (John Shand SMH)

The catholics Saturday 14 April, 2018, 8.30pm Foundry 616

It's like going home for me getting on stage with these beautiful people. Can't say much more. We'd love to share our joyous music with you.“More telling than any individual performance was the abiding sense of the band having a collective heart as big as a house. And it was this heart that was having the dialogue with the audience”. (John Shand SMH)

  Not a picture of me again, but I'm so looking forward to playing with Tina Harrod at   The Basement Sydney  Tina Harrod - City of Longing Album Launch  Wednesday, April 11 at 7 PM - 10 PM  Tina's voice is unmistakable, one phrase, that's all it takes to send shivers up your spine. Add her heart felt lyrics and beautiful melodies housed in gorgeous arrangements and the night is sorted.

Not a picture of me again, but I'm so looking forward to playing with Tina Harrod at The Basement SydneyTina Harrod - City of Longing Album Launch Wednesday, April 11 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Tina's voice is unmistakable, one phrase, that's all it takes to send shivers up your spine. Add her heart felt lyrics and beautiful melodies housed in gorgeous arrangements and the night is sorted.

 Twenty year reunion for Chris Cody Coalition at SIMA 19 August

Twenty year reunion for Chris Cody Coalition at SIMA 19 August

 Friday, 6 April 2018 from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (AEST) Moore Park, NSW  Promising fiery; passionate Cuban jazz,  cha cha chá , rumba and more, The Entertainment Quarter's spectacular Trackdown Studio is transformed into a vibrant social club when Villafranco performs with a dynamic 19-piece Afro-Cuban Orchestra and guest Cuban dancer Adrian Medina. One of the great things about being a jazz musician is the opportunities we get to perform with wonderful artists from overseas. Thanks to Gai Bryant for bringing Elio and Adrian.  Spare Parts Productions

Friday, 6 April 2018 from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (AEST)Moore Park, NSW
Promising fiery; passionate Cuban jazz, cha cha chá, rumba and more, The Entertainment Quarter's spectacular Trackdown Studio is transformed into a vibrant social club when Villafranco performs with a dynamic 19-piece Afro-Cuban Orchestra and guest Cuban dancer Adrian Medina. One of the great things about being a jazz musician is the opportunities we get to perform with wonderful artists from overseas. Thanks to Gai Bryant for bringing Elio and Adrian. Spare Parts Productions

 On the 22 August Ten Part Invention had the privilege to perform at the 2017 APRA Art Music Awards in honour of founder, John PochéeOAM for receiving the APRA AMCOS Distinguished Services to Australian Music. A celebration gigfollowed on the 16 September at Foundry 616.

On the 22 August Ten Part Invention had the privilege to perform at the 2017 APRA Art Music Awards in honour of founder, John PochéeOAM for receiving the APRA AMCOS Distinguished Services to Australian Music. A celebration gigfollowed on the 16 September at Foundry 616.

 Fabian Hevia's project Far Beyond is appearing in Bungendore (15 July) Wollongong (16 July) Newcastle (11 August (, Sydney SIMA (29 July)

Fabian Hevia's project Far Beyond is appearing in Bungendore (15 July) Wollongong (16 July) Newcastle (11 August (, Sydney SIMA (29 July)

 Blessed Relief launch at Foundry 616 22 July

Blessed Relief launch at Foundry 616 22 July

 The Migration Performed at TedX 16 June and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Penrith 30 July

The Migration Performed at TedX 16 June and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Penrith 30 July

 Monica Trapaga and the Bachelor Pad at the Devonport Jazz Festival 28 July

Monica Trapaga and the Bachelor Pad at the Devonport Jazz Festival 28 July

 gigs may 2017

 Off to Bremen and Jazzahead with Stu Hunter's Migration

Off to Bremen and Jazzahead with Stu Hunter's Migration

march/april 2017

 Ten Part Invention 8 April Foundry 216

Ten Part Invention 8 April Foundry 216

 The catholics 21 April at Foundry 616

The catholics 21 April at Foundry 616

 B.E.D stands for  Beats, Eats and Drinks  and I'll being a guest spot with James Ryan's Jazz Jam on 1 6 March,

B.E.D stands for Beats, Eats and Drinks and I'll being a guest spot with James Ryan's Jazz Jam on 16 March,

 The catholics have been blending jazz with dance rhythms from around the world since their founding in 1991 by Lloyd Swanton. We're doing it again 17 MARCH at the BONDI PAVILLION - this promises to be a great night for dancing to some of your favourite catholics grooves.

The catholics have been blending jazz with dance rhythms from around the world since their founding in 1991 by Lloyd Swanton. We're doing it again 17 MARCH at the BONDI PAVILLION - this promises to be a great night for dancing to some of your favourite catholics grooves.

 At Hotel Blue with Gary Daley 22 April

At Hotel Blue with Gary Daley 22 April