18 August Saturday – Michael Griffin Does Duke Ellington


Saturday 18 August, 2018, 8.30pm
Doors open from 6:30pm

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Alto saxophonist Michael Griffin returns to Foundry616 with his new project, exploring some of the music of Duke Ellington. A semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk competition in 2013 Griffin has developed several projects simultaneously and over the last 18 months has presented a number them at Foundry616. Different bands have explored aspects Charlie Parker’s recording with strings, Monk’s writing for larger ensemble as documented on the Town Hall recording and then, with singer Kate Wadey, the music of Billie Holiday.

Having recently been selected as Artist in Residence for Fine Music 102.5FM  Michael Griffin returns to Foundry 616 with a passionate project on Duke Ellingtonwho he believes to be the greatest of all Jazz composers and deserving to be mentioned along with Brahms, Bach and Beethoven in any school music programme. Among the Ellington compositions to be performed will be Mood Indigo, Black and Tan fantasy, Caravan, Sophisticated Lady. The band features some of the most talented young instrumentalists on the Sydney jazz scene along with veteans such Brad Child and Dave Panichi. This is sure to be one great swinging night of music a night for jazz fans and music fans in general.

Michael Griffin – Alto Saxophone
Brad Child – Tenor sax, Clarinet
Chris O’dea – Bari Sax
Rob Campbell -Trumpet
Dave Panichi – Trombone
Aaron Blakey – Piano
Thomas Botting – Bass
Tim Geldens – Drums


General – $27.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $22.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show – $59.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show – $74.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show – $45.00 incl booking fee

Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 6.30pm, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 18 August 2018

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au