Sydney-based improvising trumpeter, composer and educator

"One of the most gifted young musician/composers on Sydney's creative music scene" - Mike Nock

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Tom Avgenicos is a well-known fixture in the Sydney jazz scene, both as a trumpet improviser and a composer. His refined and exploratory palette of sounds make him a sought-after musician across a range of creative projects in Australia. As a sideman, he has worked alongside celebrated Australian jazz musicians such as Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Matt McMahon and Ten Part Invention. In addition, Tom leads his own original projects including Delay 45, Tuckerbox (co-led with Melbourne trombonist Josh Bennier) and The Avgenicos Brothers (co-led with brother, Michael). Tom was a runner-up in the National Jazz Awards (brass).

“Among the crew is trumpeter Tom Avgenicos, whose clear conception meets the demands on all ensemble in their ability to fluidly morph their performance between lead, ensemble and improvised solo modalities… his superb solo on ‘Departure’ reveals more of his rich tonal and expressive, gruff and angular improvised melodic language.” – Loud Mouth

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