A graduate of the prestigious Jazz Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Oscar Henfrey is a drummer, composer, improviser and producer. At the age of 27, he has made a name for himself as a highly in demand session player touring around Australia, and internationally, with some of the most celebrated musicians in the rock, art, electronic, jazz, alt-country and folk music scenes.

He has worked with an impressive range of artists on stage and in the studio, from highly awarded Kiwi songsmith Marlon Williams, to Aria award winners and nominees Ruby Boots, Charlie Collins Fanny Lumsden and Australian award nominee Freya Josephine Hollick . Oscar is currently touring with celebrated, multi-faceted cult icon Kirin J Callinan and Indie darlings Clews. Later this year, Oscar will travel to the UK and Europe to appear at Giles Peterson’s ‘We out Here’ Festival and at several showcase performances with acclaimed Sydney electronic artist and producer Setwun, as well as shows with Australian singer song writer, Annie Hamilton.

As an improviser, his close circle of collaborators includes Freedman Fellowship recipients Novak Manojlovic and Hilary Geddes who was also awarded the Jann Rutherford Award for exceptional female Jazz Artists. Oscar performed co-written works with Hilary as a part of the prestigious Phoenix Central Park Series, curated by esteemed philanthropist for the arts Judith Nelson AM (Order of Australia). He also performed a suite of solo works for drum kit and electronics in the same series.

 

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