Jazz Sessions in The Rocks
Jazz Sessions in The Rocks

Jazz Sessions in The Rocks

Every Thursday, 6pm - 9pm
9 May to 29 August 

The Rocks Square
Playfair St
The Rocks, NSW 2000

In the event of wet weather, we will move to 6-8 Atherden St, The Rocks, just 2 minutes walk from The Rocks Square.

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The Rocks Square is an accessible outdoor space.
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Unwind in style with the enchanting sounds of Jazz Sessions in The Rocks Square, every Thursday evening.

Each week, homegrown talent from the cool and creative world of Australian jazz will take the stage under twinkling lights and captivate you on a sonic adventure. This new program is curated by SIMA, who are passionate about presenting the most unique, exciting and diverse jazz. 

Mingle with your mates, catch up after work or make new friends as you connect over refreshing cocktails from Hickson House.

Jazz Sessions is free to attend, so you can unwind and enjoy the music each week without breaking the bank. It’s the perfect after work activity, pre or post dinner treat. We will go ahead rain or shine. Join us outdoors under the stars at The Rocks Square, or just a 2 minute walk away at 6-8 Atherden St in the event of wet weather. 


  • 6pm: Jazz Sessions opens 
  • 6.30pm - 7.30pm - First Set 
  • 7.30pm - 8pm - Break
  • 8pm - 9pm - Second Set

After more free live music? See the full music program during Vivid Sydney at The Rocks.

The May Lineup

May 9
Kate Wadey
Kate Wadey has gained national recognition for her sweet and rich voice that exudes effortless charm and sophistication. Having started her career singing in gospel choirs and jazz ensembles at 13 years old, Kate now regularly performs with the likes of Geoff Bull, Bob Hendersen and George Washingmachine. She has also performed at Manly Jazz, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and more. 
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May 16
Cope St Parade
The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established creative music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique songwriting that span the genres of jazz, folk, pop, gypsy and swing. A melting-pot of jazz, folk and parlour music create a style that sounds both new and old, yet always uniquely Australian. 
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May 23
Alice Terry

Alice Terry is a singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, comedienne, and all-round good time. She's supported and played with big names and is at home in front of any crowd. 

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May 30

Chilean singer Magdalena Mira is a captivating and engaging performer with a voice and a presence that lingers long after she's left. Powerfully blending Latin and jazz, Magdalena draws her influences from the rhythms of South America whilst drawing on from her experience living in Australia.

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Hickson House Distilling Co.

Accompany your Jazz Sessions experience with refreshing gin cocktails from Hickson House. With a deep respect for Australia's history, environment and future, Hickson House distil the best that our land has to offer. 

The Hickson House pop up cart will serve: 

  • Hickson House Seven Spice Gin & Tonic 
  • Native Negroni - Hickson House Seven Spice, Hickson House Summer Cup & Campari
  • Lord Nelson Pale Ale (cans) 
  • Fever-Tree Yuzu & Lime soda (non-alcoholic)