09 March Thursday – Michael Griffin Quintet


Thursday 9 March 2017, 8.30pm
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Michael Griffin Quintet

Michael Griffin – Saxophone
Tom Avgenicos – Trumpet
Aaron Blakey – Piano
David Groves – Bass
Tim Geldens – Drums

Four- time finalist for the Generations in Jazz James Morrison Scholarship and semi-finalist at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, saxophonist Michael Griffin has been featured in Downbeat magazine (USA) and nominated for the 2016 Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year.

His debut album Unexpected Greeting has had rave reviews, including 4 stars in The Australian.

Having recently returned from New York, where he worked with drummer Billy Kaye (Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk), Griffin has also has the opportunity to play at an array of NYC’s finest jazz clubs, including Smalls, Smoke and Fat Cat.

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, while Griffin will also be showcasing some newly composed material.

Accompanied by the highest quality sidemen, this is one night of New York inspired jazz not to be missed.


 “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)

Michael Griffin Quintet
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
+ Dinner/Show options

Additional Information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 9 March 2017

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au