Winter Jazz: Trigger: Thomas Avgenicos
With Special Support by Lauren White & Steph Russell
Saturday 22 July 2017
The Sound Lounge
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student) BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
SIMA’s Trigger Initiative, which kickstarts the career of outstanding young jazz talents, is back in 2016 with our third artist Thomas Avgenicos.
Thomas is an emerging member of the Australian jazz scene, having performed alongside a number of leading jazz outfits including Ten Part Invention, Mike Nock Octet and the Mothership Orchestra. A finalist of the prestigious James Morrison Scholarship, Thomas has performed extensively in Europe and the USA with artists such as Chris Potter and James Muller. Currently studying jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Phil Slater, Warwick Alder and Mike Rivett, Thomas also leads his own electro-acoustic band Silver Talon as well as co-leading The Avgenicos Brothers with his brother Michael. Expect to hear through-composed material consisting of songs, sounds and loops from a wide spectrum of influences, all designed to suit the acoustic space and setting.
THOMAS AVGENICOS trumpet MATT MCMAHON piano BRETT HIRST bass TIM FIRTH drums SPECIAL SUPPORT BY LAUREN WHITE & STEPH RUSSELL (8PM) This performance debuts the songwriting collaboration between these two versatile, genre-crossing young jazz artists. Lauren White's sultry bass and voice complement Stephanie Russell's captivating and soulful vocals, creating a rich blend of youthful melodies and delicate harmonies. They are excited to present their new duo at Winter Jazz, and have great plans to continue and expand this project in the future. We are sure this fresh songwriting energy will delight the audience.
LAUREN WHITE bass, vocals STEPHANIE RUSSELL vocals