Biography

Richard Pavlidis is a saxophonist, composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia. He has toured nationally and internationally with acts including Joe Camilleri, jazz/fusion band Neon City Pilot and rock band Kingswood, among others.

Educated at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne (2011), Richard has performed at major festivals around Australia and New Zealand including Splendour in the Grass, The Manly Jazz Festival in Sydney and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He has performed live on ABC, PBS and RRR radio and at Europafest in Bucharest, Romania in 2015. 

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 latest project, 'Origins', premiered at the Melbourne Recital Centre in February 2020. 

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