In this episode I’m talking to Perth-based jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Gemma Farrell.
The duality of the MFG’s European and Australian identities is also manifested in their playing, with Maas and Goralski weaving a delicate and intricate harmonic net around Gemma Farrell’s direct, robust melodic lines.
“Theirs is one of the rare examples of a tight-knit group of people that have achieved a remarkable level of intense communication, creating a compact sound of extreme density – which is highlighted even more, when they let themselves loose”.
Perth born and based Gemma Farrell is one of the most promising figures of the Australian Jazz Scene; as a sax player and band leader, […]
Gemma Farrell returns to Australia after completing her Masters at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her return coincides with he release of debut CDs of The Gemma Farrell Group and Say What?!, a hard-bop quartet with Hammond organ.
Gemma Farrell is an Australian jazz saxophonist currently based in the Netherlands. From Perth, she studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), […]