Trumpeter Tom Avgenicos is one of the leaders of the new latest wave of jazz talent on the Sydney and Australian scene. He has been playing in clubs, often with his brother Michael from his late teens onwards (the Avgenicos Brothers band first performed at Foundry616 in 2014!).
Since then Tom has performed with the Mike Nock Nocktet, the Frances Madden band, recorded with Florian Ross and James Muller, performed in the Sydney Conservatorium International Jazz Festival and was selected by SIMA as their Trigger Artist for their Winter Jazz series in 2017. Thatere was more to come as in 2018 Tom achieved third place in the annual National Jazz Awards held at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. As Steve Irwin might have said “Crikey!, He’s only 23 (or is it 22).
Critic John Clare noted that his bright, burnished tone and the way he enters and completes a solo are reminiscent of Lee Morgan the great hard-bop trumpet player of the 1960s, an influence that won’t harm.
The latest project that he brings to Foundry616 is the The Avgenicos/Bennier 4tet, a new collaboration with Melbourne-based trombonist Josh Bennier. The project will explore the earthy-textures available in a chord-less ensemble within the realm of contemporary jazz and improvisation. The engine here is the redoubtable rhythm section of bassist Jacques Emery and drummer Luke Andresen
Tom Avgenicos – trumpet
Josh Bennier – trombone
Jacques Emery – bass
Luke Andresen – drums
Drinks and Show: $34.00
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