ARIA-nominated Zela Margossian Quintet is an ethno-jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements carrying influences from Armenian traditional music. Comprised of talented multicultural musicians from Sydney, Zela Margossian Quintet’s work is described as ‘intuitive, sophisticated and dazzling’. Experience an exotic musical atmosphere that is sure to take you on an emotive and pleasurable journey.
“The band’s musicianship is impeccable throughout the recording (The Road) and the results achieved are a feast of the highest quality. This is freshly minted contemporary jazz bursting with panache.”
– All About Jazz.
“What a bright new force is pianist Zela Margossian. Her debut album, Transition, announced her range and fascination as a composer, splashing her Armenian heritage across the broad canvas of jazz.”
– Sydney Morning Herald.
“Transitioning among seemingly impossible musical and rhythmic puzzles and into an effortless harmonious whole, Margossian’s strong compositional themes and organic, intuitive sense for sophisticated meters only is enhanced. Embracing her background and a shift over to jazz following classical music studies, the bandleader has carved out an entrancing and dazzlingly unique kaleidoscopic niche.”
“…The result is this exemplary album that is simultaneously heartfelt, authentic and wholly absorbing. This is music that can be returned to again and again, each time revealing a little more of itself with its abundance of inner detail.”
– Jazzwise Magazine.