Play for a Day

To raise funds for the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, Sandy Evans is creating a unique improvised music event.

Sandy will perform a six-hour improvisation from 2-8pm. Musicians of all levels, instruments, ages and styles are invited to join Sandy for twenty-minute spots to raise funds. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for the 2016 Award. JRMA was founded in 2005 to assist in the professional development of an outstanding young female jazz musician, and the Award is named in honour of the late jazz pianist, Jann Rutherford. It is fully funded by private donations, and in partnership with Melbourne International women’s Jazz Festival (MIWJG), Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) and ABC Radio National. The Winner of the Award receives assistance with performances for her band, recording for ABC Radio National, and assistance with promotional material.

hours left of Sandy Evans' epic 6-hour improvisation marathon!

dollars raised so far. $4,870 to go!


You can help, participate or contribute

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Sponsor Sandy's marathon performance

Sponsor Sandy Evans as she moves through an epic six-hour improvisation performance. No donation is too small, and all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
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Register to play with Sandy Evans for 20 minutes

If you’re a musician, a band, or a school group, you can register a 20-minute spot to play with Sandy. Registration is a minimum donation of $20 (payable on the day). Preregistration is necessary.
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Come and watch the whole event unfold!

Buy tickets to watch Sandy’s marathon performance at Play For A Day. Tickets are $20 each.
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