"a bold new chapter in Australian jazz". – Sydney Morning Herald
“The four members of Delay 45 have developed an approach to performing that is creative and individual…” - Loud Mouth
Delay 45 is a unique Australian jazz group led by award-winning trumpeter/composer Tom Avgenicos, featuring close collaborators Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums). Delay 45 create an immersive listening experience, flowing seamlessly between structure and spontaneity. Their approach to performance affords an exploration of various moods, colours and textures, provoking evocative musical spaces. Their sophomore release Flux expands yet refines their innovative and individual approach to performance with remarkable agility, musicality and finesse, demonstrating how they are one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge in recent years from Australia’s jazz and improvised music scene.
They have performed at some of Australia's most prestigious concert venues and festivals including Melbourne Recital Centre, MONA and the Sydney Conservatorium International Jazz Festival. In 2022, Delay 45 launched an extensive Australian tour, supported by SIMA's Regional Touring Program, Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, Create NSW and Australia Council for the Arts.
In late 2022, Delay 45 will be launching the Flux: Short Film to be premiered at an exhibition in Sydney. Flux: Short Film is an interdisciplinary collaboration with contemporary dancer Reina Takeuchi, film director Monisha Chippada and videographer Jack Single.