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Double Bill: Zela Margossian Quintet & Delay 45 - CANCELLED

SIMA presents

Double Bill: Zela Margossian Quintet & Delay 45 - CANCELLED

7:00pm, Thu 22 July, 2021
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Event Details

DOORS 7:00PM // Seated

Zela Margossian Quintet

Aria-nominated outfit Zela Margossian Quintet is an ethno-jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements showcasing influences from Armenian traditional music. The quintet’s live performances are charged with an energetic drive, traversing themes of resilience and fragility. 

Margossian grew up in Lebanon during tumultuous years of civil war, studying piano at the Parsegh Ganatchian Hamazkaine Musical College in Beirut before moving to her ancestral home of Armenia to study at the State Conservatory under master Vili Sargsyan. 

The young composer earned her Master’s degree in Armenia before moving to Sydney to finalise her studies in jazz at Sydney’s Conservatorium of music. 

Zela Margossian Quintet’s debut album Transition shows a combination of musical influences, including Armenian folk, classical and jazz music, resulting in rich textures, tumbling polyrhythms and soothing melodies, and songs like ‘Ceasefire’ refer specifically to her time as a child in Lebanon, amidst the chaos of civil unrest. 

“…The result is this exemplary album that is simultaneously heartfelt, authentic and wholly absorbing. This is music that can be returned to again and again, each time revealing a little more of itself with its abundance of inner detail.”- JazzWise magazine. 

Zela Margossian (Piano)

Stuart Vandegraaff (Clarinet, Saxophone)

Adem Yilmaz (Percussion)

Jacques Emery (Double Bass)

Alexander Inman-Hislop (Drums)

Delay 45

Delay 45 is a unique Australian jazz group led by award-winning trumpeter Tom Avgenicos, featuring collaborators Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums). 

The quartet play original compositions, and the band’s ability to segue between songs is built upon a deep understanding of each other's playing that stretches back as far as high school. 

Their shared history is evident in the way the players seamlessly respond, building on one another’s musical cues and ideas. The result is a warm mixture of questing, trumpet-led jazz improvisation and rhythmic swing, bedded in a shifting fog of piano and pulsing bass.

The group gained recognition among peers, critics and audiences for their debut release ‘Big Ears’, and will be releasing their second album ‘Flux’ in 2021. This performance showcases their latest work ‘Where The River Goes’.

“A bold new chapter in Australian jazz". – Sydney Morning Herald

Tom Avgenicos (Trumpet)

Roshan Kumarage (Piano)

Dave Quinn (Bass)

Ashley Stoneham (Drums)


 This is an 18+ event. 

This is a seated show with a limited capacity adhering to current restrictions. 


We ask that you please arrive with the group you wish to be sat with. We cannot guarantee where you will be seated prior to your arrival.

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and facilities

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.