'A saxophone colossus in the making' - Eric Myers, The Weekend Australian
'A saxophone powerhouse' - Brisbane Jazz Guide
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 next album, 'Origins', features some of Australia's leading jazz musicians and was released in December 2020.
During the Australian Covid quarantine in 2021, Richard released 'Lockdown Sessions' - a global collaborative album of jazz standards featuring performances from Germany, Israel, the USA, and all around Australia.