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Bernie McGann - a Benefit Gig


Bernie McGann - a Benefit Gig

  • Date: Sunday, 25 August 2013, 6pm-10pm
  • Venue: Venue 505 — 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, NSW
  • Tickets: $25/$20

Event Details

One of our most treasured and iconic artists, Bernie McGann is currently recovering from a heart surgery. The extent of the respect and love in the industry for him is expressed by this benefit gig being organised by Jonathan Zwartz, Andrew Dickeson and supported by the extended jazz community.

We are asking his many friends and supporters to help his cause and to recognise his contribution not only to the Australian jazz scene but also the overall cultural landscape of this country. All money raised from the benefit will go directly to Bernie to help with the various costs associated with his rehabilitation.

The line-up includes such luminaries as Sandy Evans, Dale Barlow, Mike Nock, Lloyd Swanton, Warwick Alder, as well as younger contributors on the scene wanting to give homage, like Steve Barry, Harry Sutherland, PJ Koopman, Carl Morgan and many more. Bernie's long-time friend and musical collaborator John Pochee has stepped in as MC, and there will be spoken contributions from Tony Bennet and Peter Rechnewski.

There will be a silent auction with signed photographic prints by the great Bruce Hart, and copies of Bernie's biography by Geoff Page, also signed, as well as CDs generously donated by Tim Dunn, of Rufus records.

If you would like to donate anything from art, instruments, CDs, tickets, wine or the likes - any auction items will be gratefully accepted  - please contact Amy on amy@sima.org.au or 9036 6292. 

Likewise, if you can't make it to the benefit and would like to donate - please donate online at www.sima.org.au and use the code BERNIE or call us on 9036 6292 and we will ensure that your tax-deductible donation makes it directly to Bernie.

Tickets are $25/$20 and are available on the door. Tickets are not available prior to the event. Venue 505 is located  at 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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