The Gemma Farrell Quintet is Gemma Farrell’s main original project, and was formed when Gemma moved back to Perth in 2013, after six years away. The group had their debut performance for the Perth Jazz Society at the Perth International Jazz Festival in 2015. The group continued to perform around Perth, playing at the Ellington, the Laneway Lounge, the Moon and Four5Nine, before launching their debut album in June 2018, called “Organised Chaos.” The album was featured on RTRFM as the local feature album for a week, and the group was nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2018 WAM awards, where they also performed. Most recently the album has been nominated for a 2019 Bell Award. The group played at the 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival, and has been invited back to perform at the 2019 Festival. They performed at In The Pines 2019, and the 2019 King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival. The group has played a lot of new original material since the release of “Organised Chaos,” and will tour Australia in November 2019, performing at the Sydney Womens International Jazz Festival, Jazz Music Institute Brisbane and the Jazzlab Melbourne. As well as Farrell on Saxophones, the group consists of Sam Hadlow on Trombone, Dan Garner on Guitar, Kate Pass on Bass and Ryan Daunt on Drums.