29 March 2019
2019 Jazzahead fellow: Zela Margossian
Sydney-based pianist and band leader Zela Margossian is the 2019 Jazzahead Fellow. This Fellowship is part of the new Australian Jazz in Europe market development project, and Zela will join the Australian delegation at the Jazzahead industry event in Bremen on 25-28 April.
Born in Beirut, of Armenian heritage, Zela Margossian developed a great interest in Armenian ethno-jazz music during her student years, and embarked on a journey of exploring this passion after moving to Australia. Her current activities include performing her original compositions - a fusion of folk and jazz - with her band, the Zela Margossian Quintet. The Quintet released their debut album, Transition, in November 2018.
"What a bright new force is pianist Zela Margossian", announced John Shand in The Sydney Morning Herald around the time of the debut release.
SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and the AMC will be providing a platform to support Australian delegates at Jazzahead. Australians planning on registering are reminded to do so without delay. Get in touch with Glenn Dickie at SOUNDS AUSTRALIA or John Davis at the Australian Music Centre to obtain the code to register under the umbrella of the Australian stand.
> Zela Margossian (www.zelamargossian.com)
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