Lucy Clifford Quintet

Event Details

Bassist Lucy Clifford brings her quintet to Wollongong Unibar as part of the WollCon Jazz Series.

Joined by her musical companions Tom Avgenicos (trumpet, 2022 Freedman Jazz Award Winner), and WollCon faculty David Reglar (tenor saxophone), Freyja Garbett (keys), and Alex Masso (drums), Lucy presents a set of her original music, giving listeners a glimpse into what’s in store for her upcoming 2023 debut album release.

As a bassist who has dedicated many years to accompanying artists of different kinds and fostering spaces for dialogue, Lucy’s original music places that same value and care in encouraging space for exploration, via way of raw grooves, lyrical arrangements and igniting spirit. Although rooted in Jazz expression, this band explores beyond the fringes of genre, building symbiotic rhythms and pulses that interlock with all things motion, stillness and freedom in between.

A graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Lucy has worked as a performing and recording musician across Australia and the USA for the last 10 years. As an active and invested member of the Australian music community,

Lucy joined Australian music icon Kate Ceberano’s band in 2022, and has recently worked alongside artists Urthboy and Emily Wurramara among others. Internationally, she has performed, toured and recorded with the likes of many Grammy Winning Artists and notable ensembles, some of which include Nella, Mariza, Javier Limon, Maher Beauroy and Mighty Mystic among others.

Lucy was recently announced as the 2022 Jann Rutherford Memorial Award recipient – an award which supports the professional development of outstanding young female jazz musicians.

Support Band – WollCon Latin Jazz Orchestra (6pm)
Lucy Clifford Quintet (7pm)

Wollongong UNIBar
$25 General Admission
$20 Concession
$15 Student


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