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Fran Swinn Trio COMA

he Fran Swinn Trio, began in 07, and have developed a unified approach to improvising and interpreting that defines their collective sound. Although their roots are firmly within the jazz tradition, the trio’s emphasis on a ‘band sound’ is a testament to their indie rock influences.The trio has a strong repertoire of original compositions, which they combine with re-interpretations of classic material from many varied composers.FST performs regularly at Melbourne venues: Uptown Jazz Café, Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club and Lebowskis at 303.


Leader Fran Swinn has studied at Melbourne's VCA, and studied and performed at Canada's Banff Centre, New York City, and in the Umbria Jazz Festival. Art Streams magazine describes Fran as ‘a truly great young guitarist’. The Fran Swinn Trio released their debut album Every Dog in January 2011.

“Swinn shows that on the electric guitar you can sound raunchy and beautiful at the same time.

Fran Swinn - Guitar Tamara Murphy - Bass Ben Hendry - Drums

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Taken on September 28, 2011