Trish Delaney-Brown - vocals
A graduate of the ANU’s School of Music Jazz Dept (1995), Trish is a singer/songwriter whose love of performance has led her into musical fields as diverse as musical theatre, cabaret, jazz ensembles and vocal groups. Along with numerous solo projects, Trish was a founding member and soprano (1993-2008) of the internationally acclaimed & award winning a cappella quartet The Idea Of North (2003 Harmony Sweepstakes Champions (USA); 2004 Runners Up CASA Group Of The Year (USA); 2005 Best Jazz Album & Best Jazz Song CARA’s (USA); 4 time MO Award Nominees (Aust). A recipient of the prestigious Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust Study Grant, Trish is also an award winning songwriter, receiving the ASA's Australian Songwriter of the Year 2003; winning Best Jazz Song in the 2005 CARA's (USA) and Best Hymn; Best Jazz Fusion/Gospel Song; & Best Lyric in the Australian Gospel Music Awards 2007.
Aaron Michael - saxophone
Stemming from a musical family Aaron began playing the Alto Saxophone at an early age and after finishing high school went on to study Jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music during which time he made the switch to the Tenor Saxophone. Studying with Col Loughnan, John Hoffman, Tony Buchanan and James Ryan he quickly developed a high level of craftsmanship on the Tenor Saxophone.
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Pianist and composer Matt McMahon has been a part of the jazz scene in Australia since completing his studies, a BA(hons) and an ADJS, in 1994. He leads the Matt McMahon Trio and is a co-leader of the Band of Five Names with which he has recorded several albums. Matt is also the musical director for Vince Jones and a frequent collaborator with such artists as Phil Slater, Katie Noonan, Sandy Evans, Simon Barker, Steve Hunter, Dave Panichi and many others. He has appeared with a variety of groups and at major music festivals both in Australia (Jazznow and Wangaratta Jazz Festival) and overseas.