Marmalade Circus: High energy, ingenious magnetic Jazz

Jazz-Latin-World troupe Marmalade Circus have been dazzling audiences for nearly two decades with their global grooves, killer soloists and energetic live shows. Formed to showcase leader Mark Simeon Ferguson’s quirky and catchy tunes, Marmalade Circus have performed at festivals across Australia including Sydney Festival’s Jazz in the Domain to 80, 000 people.

Over the years Marmalade Circus have expanded into the 21-piece Latin band Orquesta Mermelada, shrunk to Marmalade Trio (supporting artists including Ray Vega, Rhonda Burchmore and Doug Parkinson) and toured Australia and Singapore extensively for Musica Viva in Schools as Marmalade Jam. In 2017 Mark got his whole family in on the act with their new group Marmalade Five.

Upcoming Gigs

  • Mark Simeon Ferguson with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

    Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February, 2018, 7pm
    Grainger Studio, Adelaide
    Mark has been invited to prepare a concert of his own music for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2018 Gigs at the Grainger Series! Mark has enlisted long-time marmalade cohorts Tom Pulford (saxes etc), Shireen Khemlani (bass) and John McDermott (drums) to join him for the two giant Marmalade Orchestra shows. Mark will be squirreling away for the next few months expanding about 20 of his tunes for a full orchestra. We are all pretty excited!
  • Marmalade Trio at the Railway Hotel

    Friday 18th August, 7pm
    The Railway Hotel, Port Adelaide
    Marmalade Trio come out of their winter hibernation for a sweet Friday night gig at their favourite new venue. Featuring queen of funkiness Shireen Khemlani on bass, mferg on the Nord and special guest Josh Baldwin on drums. Sweet original funky tunes, a bit of Radiohead, Bob Marley, and Silverchair and other assorted bits and bobs from the last 40 years.
  • Mark Simeon Ferguson Trio at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference

    Wednesday 12th July, 1.45pm
    Scott Theatre, Adelaide
    Mark’s jazz trio with John Aue on bass and Josh Baldwin on drums have been invited to perform a concert at the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference which will be held at the University of Adelaide in July.

    Mark has entitled the concert Music From the Great South land and it will feature his arrangements of tunes by Elena Kats-Chernin, Percy Grainger,  INXS, Midnight Oil and Nick Cave (alongside a bunch of his own tunes of course).