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Two of Australia’s Up and Coming Jazz Musicians, with a great love of Jazz and Improvised Music, have collaborated on a new chord-less project called TUCKERBOX.

Trombonist Josh Bennier and Trumpeter Tom Avegenicos met when they were both competing in the National Jazz Awards in 2017 and have released the debut album – DASCH on STATIC Records.

Their aim is to explore the textures available in a chord-less ensemble within the realm of contemporary jazz and improvisation, and the album features original compositions from members of the band, drawing upon the Australian history of chord-less ensembles.  The chord-less approach provides an opportunity, as Tom says, to “Embrace The Space” left where the piano and guitar might otherwise have been.

A four-piece band with Melbourne drummer Luke Andressen and Sydney Bass player Jacques Emery, the project was named after the main tourist feature they found at the 1/2 way point in their drives between Sydney and Melbourne.  Hear why the front cover of their debut album features a masked and caped daschund sitting atop the ‘Tuckerbox’ from Gundagai.

Josh Bennier and Tom Avgenicos were guests of Bent Notes on Sunday June 7, 2020
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About the author: David


David has produced and presented Bent Notes since December 2009, and has a love of Jazz, in its many and varied forms. He enjoys sharing Jazz with the listener and looks forward to hearing from you soon. email: bentnotes@joy.org.au


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