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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 and multi-cultural musicians from Sydney, Zela Margossian Quintet creates exotic musical atmosphere that is sure to take you on an emotive and pleasurable journey.

Zela Margossian Quintet has participated in different festivals in Sydney such as the International Women’s Jazz Festival in 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, Sydney Improvised Music Association’s various jazz programs, a debut performance for Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues in 2020, a debut performance at the prestigious Sydney Opera House in December 2020 and a performance at Sydney Town Hall for Sydney Festival in January 2021. A special performance to note is ZMQ’s participation in the Beirut International Jazz Day celebration in Lebanon in April 2018 and at The Barbican for EFG London Jazz Festival in 2023.

Transition, the band’s debut album was released digitally by the Australian record label, Art as Catharsis, on the 30th of November 2018.

To promote their debut album, the quintet had performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Auckland and Wellington and the album received positive reviews from different sources such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, DownBeat and JazzWise magazines to name a few.

In October 2019, ZMQ’s debut album Transition, received an ARIA nomination for Best World Music Album category.

In 2021, ZMQ signed a record deal with the American Jazz Label, Ropeadope. The album was released internationally on the 25th of February 2022 with an album launch event on the same day in Sydney. The album had positive reception from audiences worldwide as well as positive reviews from different sources around the world.

In October 2023, ZMQ had their debut performances at the Wellington Jazz Festival in New Zealand and at Perth International Jazz Festival in November. A highlight in 2023 was a performance for EFG London Jazz Festival at The Barbican in London as Zela Margossian Trio on the 11th of November.

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