Featuring Gemma Farrell (saxophones), Sam Hadlow (trombone), Dan Garner (guitar), Kate Pass (bass), and Ryan Daunt (drums), Gemma Farrell’s original and lauded jazz project returns to PIJF. The Gemma Farrell Quintet had had a long history with PIJF since its debut in 2015 and performances in 2018 and 2019.

The Quintet’s first album Organised Chaos (2018) was nominated for ‘Best Instrumental Jazz Album’ at the 2019 Australian Jazz Bell Awards and the track Be Like Abraham was nominated for ‘Best Jazz Work of the Year’. They’ve performed at the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival, Jazz Music Institute Brisbane, and Jazzlab Melbourne, and are planning to record their second album in December.

Here’s hoping we get a sneak preview of new tunes ahead of the May 2022 release!