Tessie Overmyer Quintet – Wednesday, 17th of February 2021:
One of Sydney’s most exciting new jazz players, alto saxophonist Tessie Overmyer debuts her new quintet comprised of young Sydney based musicians at Foundry616 on February 17th.
Tessie launched onto the world stage at the age of 17 at the famous Newport Jazz Festival. She recently performed at SIMA’s 2020 Sydney Women’s Jazz Festival supporting Monica Trapaga, and she has played at the Manly Jazz Festival, the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Festival, and the Newcastle Jazz Festival.
Tessie was selected in 2020 to play the lead alto chair of the Australian National Youth Jazz Orchestra and plays lead alto with the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra.
The Tessie Overmyer Quintet will play original compositions by Tessie and other members of the band.
The quintet will feature Miles Rooney on trumpet, Matt Harris on piano, Harry Birch on double bass, and Ryu Kodama on drum kit.