02 January Thursday – Michael Griffin Octet

$22.00$42.00

Thursday 2nd of January 2020 8:30 pm
Fantastic food and drink served from 6:30 pm. Drop-in before the gig!

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Michael Griffin Octet:

“One of Australia’s finest saxophonists”- Nik Fotakis (Australian Jazz)

“He truly has a gift for the expression” – Bobby Watson (USA)

Hello
Recently my compositions have been added to the Australian Jazz Real Book, A book featuring the best Compositions in Australia. With compositions from legendary performers such as James Morrison, Bernie McGann, James Muller, Judy Bailey and many more. I’m currently the featured artist. This Octet that I’ve started features all my original material, We’ve already been recorded by Fine Music Radio and just did 2 nights at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar (Brisbane), There’s lots of new material here although Some of the songs will be familiar to Michael Griffin fans such as Rock Bottom, The Griffin, Unexpected Greeting only now they’re arranged for an octet that features some of Australia’s Best.

Michael Griffin- Alto Saxophone
James Sarno- Trumpet
Nish Manjunath- Clarinet
David Panichi- Trombone
Lachlan Hamilton- Bari Sax
Aaron Blakey- Piano
Noel Mason- Bass
Tim Geldens- Drums

I’ve just been named Artist in Residence with Fine Music 102.5FM where i’ve recorded 3 albums. One of which features Emma Pask.

The Artists in Residence Package is valued at over $10,000 valid from July the 1st 2018 until the 30th of June 2019. The value of the package includes access to studios for recording, sound engineers, rehearsal facilities, promotional and marketing support across our Print, EDM, Online and On Air channels.

I regularly perform around the Country at Australia’s biggest Jazz venues including Brisbane’s (Doo-Bop Jazz Bar), Perth’s (The Ellington), Melbourne’s (The Jazz Lab) and appear regularly at Sydney’s (Foundry 616). I recorded my debut album “Unexpected Greeting’ with the ABC, am recording 3 albums this year for Fine Music and was a semifinalist in the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in Washington D.C (the world’s most prestigious Jazz competition), There I had a chance to meet some of the world’s biggest jazz giants including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, and many others.

Michael Griffin Quintet + Dale Barlow

“Griffin started his own band when he was 18 and began performing at different venues around Sydney. Over the years he’s played at many places around Australia including Brisbane (Doo-Bop Jazz Bar), Perth (The Ellington) and Melbourne (The Jazz Lab). He also appears regularly at Sydney’s Foundry 616.” –Sydney Morning Herald

* ENDORSED BY D’ADDARIO REEDS

 * COMPOSITIONS FEATURED IN AUSTRALIAN JAZZ REAL BOOK

* FEATURED IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

* ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WITH FINE MUSIC 102.5FM

* 4 TIME FINALIST FOR GENERATIONS IN JAZZ JAMES MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP

* 2013 THELONIOUS MONK INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMP SEMIFINALIST http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38836505

* FEATURED IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (USA)

* NOMINATED FOR 2016 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

* DEBUT ALBUM “UNEXPECTED GREETING” (ABC) 4 STARS IN “THE AUSTRALIAN” 

* WORKED IN NEW YORK WITH DRUMMER BILLY KAYE (CHARLIE PARKER, THELONIOUS MONK, STANLEY TURRENTINE)

Have Performed At

Melbourne International Jazz festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Town Hall, Foundry 616, The Basement, 505, The Ellington (Perth), The Jazz Lab (Melbourne), Doo Bop Jazz Bar (Brisbane), Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), Smoke Jazz Club (NYC), Fat Cat (NYC), Smithsonian (Washington D.C) and many more

Have Played With

Joel Frahm (USA), Carl Allen (USA), Rodney Whittaker (USA), Reggie Thomas (USA), Steve Carrington (USA), Stacy Dillard (USA), Dale Barlow, James Morrison, James Muller, Evelyn Duprai, Emma Pask, Judy Bailey, Phil Stack, 

“What he has achieved insures an

extremely bright future.” – Jimmy Heath (USA)

 “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 has his feet firmly rooted in tradition and his ear leaning towards the future. He should have a promising future to accompany his skills and special talent ” Vincent Herring (USA)

Additional information

Ticket Type

Concession, General Admission, Premium Dinner & Show, Dinner & Show – 6:30pm, Dinner & Show – 7:30pm, Dinner & Show – 8:00pm, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: January 02, 2020

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Coordinates: -33.880566,151.1982813

Directions: Located at the ground floor. Up to the steps, first door on the right.

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au

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