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Gigs are happening every Tuesday night at The Underground at the Grand Hotel, Newcastle. The Bistro is open upstairs for meals, coffee and desserts.

Gigs at the Underground



Duncan Quartet 
|  Tuesday 2 March


This new quartet brings a fresh group of skilled musicians with three Newcastle locals and a Sydneysider making up the ensemble. The quartet will be playing originals by Overmyer and Burgess as well as classic standards.

Tessie Overmyer - Alto Saxophone

Freddie Stafford - Piano

James Burgess - Bass

Toby Duncan - Drums


Bleu Collective |  Tuesday 9 March

Bleu collective is a Newcastle-based alternative jazz band led by keys player Isaac Walker.

This band is made up of five amazing musicians who lead their audience on a sonic adventure with new music influenced by the likes of Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Alfa Mist and Snarky Puppy. The band’s collaborative nature and love for improvisation create a unique & engaging experience.

Isaac Walker - Keys

Mat Woodcock - Trumpet

Andrew de Souza - Guitar

Grace Aberhart - Bass

Healey Olsen - Drums

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Daryl Aberhart Quartet  |  Tuesday 16 March

After far too long an absence from performing live, Daryl Aberhart will be back at NIMA this week with some of his favourite musicians to take you on a fun and engaging musical journey.

Along with drummer Nic Cecire, bassist Thomas Wade and guitarist Leo Larratt, Daryl will be giving listeners the first sneak peek at some of the original new jazz standards he has written for his Tin Pan Alley Time Machine project (to be recorded later this year), as well as some of the music from his brand new release Shake These Blues Away (official launch in coming weeks).

Daz and the gang will also be re-connecting with music from some of his previous recordings including tunes from the John Scofield with lyrics album he released in 2007 (The Cat Within) and maybe even an Aussie Gold Vol 1 fave or two.

Be sure to get your tickets early online

This will definitely be a show you don’t want to miss!!

Daryl Aberhart - Keys & Vocal

Leo Larratt - Guitar

Thomas Wade - Bass

Nic Cecire - Drums

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Mitch's Brew  |  Tuesday 23 March

This band has been performing frequently at NIMA for the last 5 years, playing many gigs led by different members of the band.

This time it is Mitch's turn to bring you 'Mitch's Brew'.

Comprised of some of the leading jazz musicians to come through Newcastle, this band will be performing music from a mix of styles and eras, featuring two horns and a rhythm section.

Mitch Williamson - Saxophone

Jeremy Borthwick - Trombone

Leo Larratt - Guitar

Andrew Wallace - Bass

Dave Richardson - Drums

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Steve Hunter Trio  |  Tuesday 30 March

Steve Hunter has been astonishing audiences regularly at the Underground over the last 10 years. Steve's virtuosity and driving groove is captivating and he has become a local favourite. His trio includes the renowned pianist Matt McMahon and Newcastle's own Nic Cecire on drums.

Steve Hunter - Electric Bass

Matt McMahon - Piano

Nic Cecire - Drums

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