Soft West

Australia

Marc Osborne - saxophone
Brodie Stewart - piano
Vaughn Jameson - guitar
Alistair Peel - bass
Daniel Harrison - drums

Soft West is comprised of a group of young up and comers on the Perth jazz scene. They formed in 2016 as part of their studies at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts under the tutoring of Australian jazz legends Jamie Oehlers and Tom O'Halloran. The group explores original material that attempts to strike a balance between compositional complexity, lyrical beauty and improvisational spontaneity. Influences on the group include Brian Blade's Fellowship Band, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Gerald Clayton and Gwilym Simcock.