The Pocket Trio are a feel-good jazz ensemble with a focus on tight arrangements and groovy pockets.
Together they swing with an incredible sense of energy and rhythm, guaranteed to provoke smiles, foot-tapping and good times. They love to re-perform complex and exciting arrangements transcribed from recordings of other classic jazz trios from the Jazz canon, namely those led by Oscar Peterson, Bill Charlap, Christian McBride and Ahmad Jamal.
You can hear the trio play every Tuesday night at Moya’s Juniper Lounge in Redfern.
Andrew Scott is an experienced Performer, talented Arranger and formidable Composer. Having graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor in Music Performance, has has gone on to become one of Sydney’s most happening players on the swing and jazz scene.
Andrew works in the industry as both an in-demand session musician and a prolific composer, scoring for TV, feature film, commercials and documentaries.
Double bassist Maximillian Alduca has established himself as a force of creative energy amongst the Sydney Jazz and experimental music scene. Alduca worked alongside some of Australia’s biggest names in Jazz including Mike Nock, Paul Grabowsky and Dale Barlow.
As well as accompanying such luminaries, Max is a chief collaborator in projects that have been touring locally and internationally with recent performances at Copenhagen Jazz festival (Vulkan DK/Aus), Wellington Jazz festival (Steve Barry trio) and Manly Jazz festival (The Pocket Trio) to name a few.
Alduca is an active recording artist who has been featured on recent album releases including ‘Blueprints and Vignettes’ (Steve Barry Quartet), ‘Good Winter’ (Antipodes Aus/NZ) and ‘The Roumor of Forests and Waves’ (Trioflight).
Tim Geldens is a musician/drummer based in Sydney Australia. Tim has a performed alongside some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians; Dale Barlow, Brendan Clarke, David Panichi, Brett Hurst, Errol Buddle, Matt McMahon, Johnathan Zwartz, John Harkins and Emma Pask.
Tim is a recent graduate of The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. At the Conservatorium, he was under the tuition of great Australian drummers Andrew Dickeson and Simon Barker as well renound musicians- Mike Nock, Dale Barlow, David Panichi, Judy Bailey and Matt Mcmahon.
In 2014 Tim was selected to be part of the World JM Jazz Orchestra led by Pianist/Composer Erlend Skomsvoll, consisting of some of the finest young jazz musicians around the world.
Over the past few years Tim has spent some time in New York learning from some of his favourite drummers; Kenny Washington, Pete Van Nosetrand, Kendrick Scott, Michael Carvin, Rodney Green, Greg Hutchinson and Bob Moses.
Tim Continues to perform in Sydney and abroad with local musicians. He has also been fortunate to perform numerous occasions at the Opera House and Melbourne recital centre, as well as various international Jazz festivals including; Konsberg Jazz Festival in Norway, Sydney and Melbourne Jazz Festivals, Tauranga Jazz Festival and Waiheke island Jazz festival (New Zealand) and Wangaratta Jazz festival.
Tim is proud endorser of Canopus Drums.