Richard Pavlidis is a saxophonist, composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia. Educated at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Richard has toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe and has performed at major festivals including Splendour in the Grass, The Manly Jazz Festival in Sydney, and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Richard's debut solo album 'Without Within' was released worldwide in 2019 and supported by an Australian tour. Music from this album can be found in the Australian Jazz Real Book and the Australian Jazz Museum. The album caught the attention of celebrated saxophonist Kenny G, who said via social media I love the way you combine bebop licks with more modern-sounding phrases, and your technique is amazing. You are such a great player!
Richard's new album, 'Origins', features some of Australia's leading jazz musicians. Released in December 2020, it's available to hear and buy on Bandcamp.
'A versatile and passionate player who can really burn at bright tempos' - Eric Myers, The Australian,
'His ideas flow naturally and his playful approach is undeniably Sonny Rollins-inspired' - Stephen Hornby,
Australian Jazz, April 2020
'I love the way you combine bebop licks with more modern-sounding phrases, and your technique is amazing.
You are such a great player!' - Kenny G, via Instagram, August 2019