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Notice: Phillip Johnston's Web Site is undergoing a complete reconstruction, and is generally no longer being updated overall. A new web site will appear soon in this same space, but it's taking longer than anticipated (sad face). But, in the meantime, here are a few upcoming appearances:

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Monday Jun 20th, 2016. 7.30PM
$7 only! Foundry616 presents:

The Greasy Chicken Orchestra

20s/30s jazz, featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington, performed by some of Sydney's best players! An early start on a Monday night, and only $7 at the door! Great fun for all! Don't miss this popular once-a-month gig!


Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
Ross Harrington: alto saxophone
Paul Cutlan: tenor saxophone
Steve Fitzmaurice: baritone saxophone
Peter Dasent: piano
Tim Rollinson: guitar
Steve Elphick: bass
Nic Cecire: drums

Foundry616
616 Harris St
Ultimo, Sydney, Australia
Phone 02 9211 9442

View the Foundry616 web site

Saturday Jun 25th, 2016. 8PM
Live At The Village presents:

The Adventure of Prince Achmed, with an original live score by Phillip Johnston

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is a silent silhouette animation by Lotte Reineger, considered by many to be the first feature-length animated film. The story, taken from The Arabian Nights, takes us on a fantastical journey, where we encounter a wicked sorcerer, a magical flying horse, an army of monsters and demons, a beautiful princess, and, of course, Aladdin and his magic lamp.

The music combines both a live band and a pre-recorded electronic soundtrack, in a boundary-crossing style that includes jazz, blues, rock, classical, electronica and New Music.

Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
Ben Gurton: trombone
Alister Spence: keyboards Casey Golden: keyboards
View the Live At The Village web site for further information

Presbyterian Hall
160 Macquarie Road
Springwood, NSW



Monday Jul 18th, 2016. 7.30PM
$7 only! Foundry616 presents:

The Greasy Chicken Orchestra

20s/30s jazz, featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington, performed by some of Sydney's best players! An early start on a Monday night, and only $7 at the door! Great fun for all! Don't miss this popular once-a-month gig!


Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
Peter Farrar: alto saxophone
Jeremy Rose: tenor saxophone
James Loughnan: baritone saxophone
Peter Dasent: piano
Tim Rollinson: guitar
Steve Elphick: bass
Nic Cecire: drums

Foundry616
616 Harris St
Ultimo, Sydney, Australia
Phone 02 9211 9442

View the Foundry616 web site



Sun Aug 7th, 2016. 3PM
Parramatta Riverside Theatres present:

The Phillip Johnston 7-tet

A variety of music ranging from Phillip Johnston compositions to arrangements of classics by Monk, Ellington and Jelly roll Morton.

Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
Peter Farrar: alto saxophone
Jeremy Rose: tenor saxophone
James Loughnan: baritone saxophone
Alister Spence: piano
Lloyd Swanton: bass
Nic Cecire: drums

Parramatta Riverside
Corner Market and Church Streets
Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
Phone 061 2 8839 3399



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