Membership & Donations

Become a SIMA Member
Become a SIMA Member now and you’ll reap the discounts for the whole of next year! This includes our upcoming Summer Jazz season, Berry Jazz, three months of Winter Jazz, the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival and more! Your membership will last all the way until 31 December 2018 – make this the year of jazz!



Membership information

We are proud that SIMA has supported jazz and improvised music for over thirty years and continues to do so through:

–    Local, national and international performances of the best in contemporary jazz
–    Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival and Berry Jazz
–    Jazz: NOW Summer + Winter Jazz Season
–    Leading education programs
–    “Cool for Schools” to engage secondary students in the creativity of  jazz.
–    Young Women’s Jazz Workshops
–    Developing creative projects in partnership with jazz artists  and facilitating new commissions

BECOME A DONOR MEMBER AND REAP THE BENEFITS of ticket giveaways, special offers, and invitations to special events.

Please call Caitlin on 02 9036 6292 or email for further information.

Membership Fees

Memberships are for 12 months per calendar year. Fees include GST.

Full membership

12 Month Membership – $50

Multi-Year (3 years) Membership- $135

Concession Membership

Concession 12 Month Membership memberships – $40

Concession Multi-Year (3 years) Membership – $110*

*Please send photocopy of concession documents. Concession applies to Australian Social Security and Veterans Affairs Pensioners, Unemployed and Australian full-time students.

Membership Benefits:

•    Up to 25% discount on SIMA gigs

•    Special Two for One Offers to special SIMA gigs

•    Exclusive free tickets to selected SIMA events

•    SIMA program mailed to your door

•    Exclusive member only Give-aways to non SIMA gigs, events and merchandise

•    Discount at Birdland Records

•    Free Pre-concert talks

Make a donation!

It’s tax deductible and supports Australian music.

SIMA is one of the few organisations in Australia dedicated to supporting jazz and improvised music from not only presenting performances, in our regular program and through Festivals such as the Sydney International Women’s Festival, but also through running some of Australia’s leading jazz education programs which provide support for secondary school students, young women and mid-career artists.  Our success with our Young Women’s Jazz workshops has led to a significantly increased number of enrolments for young women into tertiary institutions.

Our members and donors are essential to our organisation and its programs. Please consider leaving a SIMA a tax-deductible donation.

To Donate, please click below


For more information on any of these programs please call Vanessa on 02 9036 6292.

Pay by cheque
Please send your form, along with a cheque for membership fees, to:
Memberships @ SIMA
PO Box 55, BROADWAY NSW 2007
Membership information
phone 02 9036 6292
Any member of SIMA who is financial at the time of the AGM can stand for election to the committee.


Would you like more funding for the arts – in particular, music? Your donation to our Annual Appeal is fully tax-deductible! That means rather than leaving the survival of the arts up to fate, you get to direct your tax dollars where you want them.

At SIMA we support young artists through our Trigger initiative, future musicians through our NSW school programs, female musicians through our Young Women in Jazz programs and festivals, and artists across the career spectrum with shows, commissions, recordings, festival spots, mentoring and more.

Importantly, our work also supports you: the ticket-buying, record-loving, music-fanatic audiences who thrive on having exciting, high-quality music in their lives.

Guarantee the future of jazz in this country and donate to SIMA now. Anything from $2 up will be fully tax-deductible, gratefully received, and immediately put to work ensuring you a LOUD AND LONG future for jazz in this country.



INVEST in the future pathways of our upcoming jazz leaders through SIMA’s Trigger Initiative, supporting an outstanding young talent with high profile performance, recording opportunities and mentorships

next generation female artists year-round in the 15th anniversary year of our Young Women’s Jazz Workshops

GROW FUTURE AUDIENCES by supporting SIMA’s Education Program with schools performances in western Sydney and young musician’s workshops in regional NSW


DONATE NOW ONLINE via the security of PAYPAL

Bank transfers can be made to:
Sydney Improvised Music Association

BSB: 923 100
Account: 60412027

*Please reference deposit as “Donation” in the description and your name as the remitter.

Cheques to be payable to the Sydney Improvised Music Association and mailed to

An easy monthly option for jazz supporters
Contact gm[at] to organise a regular direct debit donation from your account. Phone: 02 90366292

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Your donation will be gratefully acknowledged on the the SIMA website. Please advise if you wish for your donation to be anonymous.


By becoming a donor you can play a vital part in SIMA’s ongoing activities & future projects enabling contemporary musicians to maintain the highest musical standards and to continue performances, educational work, workshops and research.

Above all, it inspires us to find, explore and facilitate new musical opportunities for our musicians and to help support a music that extends and enriches our individual and common experience.

SIMA is listed on the Commonwealth Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO).


SIMA gratefully acknowledges your support:

Presentation Partners, Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation

SIMA’s Bandleader’s Circle
Michelle and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis,

SIMA Jazz Patrons
Andrew Clark, Prof Di Yerbury

SIMA Jazz Circle
Vanessa Chalker, Peter Curran, Sophie Inwald, Dr Therese Underwood,

SIMA Special Donors
Lloyd Swanton

SIMA Friends 
Andrew Alter, John Brewer, Anne Cusick*, Toby Hall, Janos Horvath, Zela Markossian, Daniel Rojas, Linda de Rosa, Deanna Varga,

*Regular giving: Anne Cusick