We are in Foundry 616 on Valentine’s Day and being serenaded by the ZELA MARGOSSIAN QUINTET with its heady mix of jazz, classical and Armenian influences. Drums and percussion are duelling away. The tenor sax is wailing like a snake charmer, the double bass drives the jazz rhythms and Zela’s piano permeates the room with passion. Continue reading ZELA MARGOSSIAN QUINTET @ THE FOUNDRY 616
On the 14th of February the Zela Margossian Quintet will be performing at Foundry616.
Born in Beirut of Armenian heritage, Zela’s music bears influences from the rich and colourful cultures that she represents. Zela’s passion for Armenian ethno-jazz grew while studying piano performance in Armenia where she experienced a lively local scene. After moving to Sydney, she embarked on a new journey of nurturing this passion and has been making her mark here as a blossoming composer and artist ever since.
The Zela Margossian Quintet participated in the Beirut International Jazz Festival in Beirut, Lebanon in April 2018. The Quintet has also participated in different festivals in Sydney such as the International Women’s Jazz Festival in 2017 and Sydney Improvised Music Association’s Winter Jazz Festival in June 2018 as a headline band.
Leading her multi-cultural quintet of talented musicians; Stuart Vandegraaff on reeds, Lesen Price on double bass, Adem Yilmaz on percussion and Alex Inman-Hislop on drums – Zela’s music is sure to take listeners on an exotic and vibrant musical journey.
TRANSITION , the band’s debut album was released digitally by Art As Catharsis record label on the 30th of November. After their album launch at Foundry616 in December 2018, the quintet has received positive reviews from different sources in Australia and overseas and currently have plans to perform in different locations nationwide.
Zela Margossian Quintet will be performing at Foundry616 [Facebook] on February 14.
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