09 August Wednesday – Michael Griffin and his Sydney All Star Quintet
Wednesday 9 August, 8.30pm
“He flaunts an assertive tone, with an advanced harmonic sensibility and technical fluency that confirm his reverence to Bird and Cannonball Adderley”- Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine USA)
Since returning from New York, alto saxophonist Michael Griffin has played a few inspiring gigs at Foundry 616 – including his recent tribute to “Charlie Parker with Strings”. Tonight he returns with his firing All Star Quintet, featuring the creme de’ la creme of local jazz musicians.
Expect to hear Griffin in full form as a leader his Quintet performing a mix of standards and originals. Some originals will be familiar to those who have heard his album Unexpected Greeting, Griffin will also be showcasing some new material composed during his famous injury earlier this year which left him unable to play for two months.
Accompanied by the highest quality of sideman, this is one night of New York-inspired jazz not to be missed.
Michael Griffin– Alto Saxophone
Peter Koopman– Trumpet
Harry Sutherland– Piano
Thomas Botting– Bass
Tim Geldens– Drums
$15 general admission at the door ($16.50 advance booking, includes booking fee)
$34.50 Drinks/Show (guarantees a table and includes $18 of house drinks, includes booking fee)
General Admission, Concession, Drinks & Show
22 June 2016
Date: 9 August 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442