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Brendan Clarke Music proudly presents legendary New York jazz drummer Joe Farnsworth’s East Coast Australian tour in May 2016!

Joe Farnsworth is regarded as one of the leading jazz drummers in the world today and is dedicated to the great tradition of jazz drumming conceived by artists like Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Arthur Taylor. Farnsworth has appeared on over 70 albums and shared the stage with such jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Kurt Elling and Diana Krall to name a few.

He has assembled the the cream of Australian jazz for his east coast tour with iconic tenor saxophonist and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers alumni Dale Barlow, National Jazz Award winning bassist Brendan Clarke and Sydney’s most swingin’ pianist John Harkins. The music on this tour promises to deliver blistering swing and fiery hard-bop.

For tickets and bookings:

BRISBANE –  Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May 8pm  JMI Live, 10 Exhibition St. Bowen Hills QLD Ph 07 3216 1110 Tickets available at For venue information visit

BRISBANE – WORKSHOP Friday 20th May 3pm JMI Live, 10 Exhibition St. Bowen Hills QLD Ph 07 3216 1110 Tickets available at For venue information visit

MULLUMBIMBY – Saturday 21st May 7:30pm Mullumbimby Ex Services Club, 58 Dalley St. Mullumbimby NSW  – Ph 02 6684 2533 Tickets available at For venue information visit

LISMORE – Sunday 22nd May 2pm Lismore Jazz Club or The Tatts Hotel, 108 Keen St. Lismore NSW Ph 02 6621 4729 or visit Tickets only available at the door.

CANBERRA – 25th May 8pm The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St. City West ACT Ph 02 6247 1223 Tickets available at For venue information visit

WOLLONGONG – Thursday 26th May 7pm Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Gleniffer Brae, Murphy’s Ave. Keiraville Ph 02 4228 1122 Tickets available at or visit

SYDNEY – Friday 27th May 8:30pm Foundry 616, 616 Harris St. Ultimo NSW Ph 02 9211 9442 Tickets available at (This performance is being recorded for future release!). For venue information visit

NEWCASTLE – Saturday 28th May 8pm The Unorthodox Church of Groove, 3 Tudor St. Newcastle NSW Ph 0401 342 030 Tickets available at  For venue information visit


© Brendan Clarke 2014