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Double Bill: Zela Margossian Quintet & Delay 45
July 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Zela Margossian Quintet
“… heartfelt, authentic and wholly absorbing. This is music that can be returned to again and again, each time revealing a little more of itself with its abundance of inner detail.”
– JazzWise Magazine
Aria nominated Zela Margossian Quintet is an ethno-jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements carrying influences from Armenian traditional music. The quintet’s live performances are charged with an energetic drive, traveling through emotions of both resilience and fragility. Zela Margossian Quintet’s debut album Transition shows a combination of musical influences, including Armenian folk, classical and jazz music, resulting in rich textures, tumbling polyrhythms and soothing melodies.
Zela Margossian – Piano
Stuart Vandegraaff – Clarinet, Saxophone
Adem Yilmaz – Percussion
Jacques Emery – Double Bass
Alexander Inman-Hislop – Drums
“A bold new chapter in Australian jazz”
– Sydney Morning Herald
Delay 45 is a unique emerging Australian jazz voice led by award-winning trumpeter Tom Avgenicos, featuring close collaborators Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums). Delay 45 play songs and connect them together through improvisation. The result is a fluid exchange between structure and spontaneity, creating an immersive listening experience that traverses various moods, colours and textures. Delay 45’s sound is built upon a deep understanding of each other’s playing, stemming from their very first musical meetings in high school. This is evident in the way they respond and interact with one another. The group have quickly gained recognition among peers, critics and audiences for their debut release Big Ears, and will be releasing their 2nd album Flux in 2021. This performance showcases their latest work Where The River Goes.