Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection has led the way forward for jazz ensembles for (very) young musicians in Sydney, for nearly a decade. Formed by one of the legends of Australian jazz, pianist and composer Judy Bailey, Jazz Connection has fostered the early careers of some of the leading young jazz players in Sydney, several of whom have gone onto bigger things.
Want to know who they are and what they have done? Well, trumpeter Tom Avgenicos was placed 3rd in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival in 2017, saxophonist Evan Harris is studying iat Juilliard where he received a scholarship. Trombonist Ellie Shearer is now with The Sirens Big Band and the National Jazz Orchestra while saxophonist Michael Avgenicos, who at a tender age played with James Morrison’s band, is part of several established jazz groups playing on the Sydney scene including the Chris Cody Quartet. Drummer Ollie Nelson is currently playing and studying in New York while James Hazelwood Dale is also now studying in the US.
The band plays classic charts by Ellington and Basie as well as by other leading composers such as Bob Brookmeyer and by Judy Bailey herself
This will be their third appearance at Foundry616 this year and, yes we are working towards and discussing a monthly residency.
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General – $12.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $28.00 incl booking fee
Full bar & bistro for light meals available