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Harry Edwards Quartet: Original Tasmanian Compositions

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Harry Edwards Quartet

Join us for an afternoon of emotive original compositions as we present a captivating concert featuring the works of Hobart composer Harry Edwards. Immerse yourself in soulful melodies and intricate rhythms as our quartet takes you on a musical journey inspired by jazz manouche, film scores, classical, impressionism and modern jazz, featuring selected works from our two albums. From lively swing tunes to delicate ballads, to soul-stirring waltzes, these original compositions will be brought to life by Harry Edwards, Isaac Gee, Felicity Lovett (special guest on rhythm guitar) and Charlie McCarthy.

Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of this unforgettable performance too with our exclusive vinyl record, available along with our debut CD. Both are available for pre-purchase online or via cash payment at the concert.

'Artwork credit: Milton Andrews'

More about Harry Edwards

Tasmanian jazz guitarist, performer and composer Harry Edwards plays with several Hobart based jazz bands. This includes original compositions ensemble the Harry Edwards Trio/Quartet, gypsy jazz trio-quintet Django’s Tiger, modern jazz double bass and guitar duo Isaac & Harry, and Sinatra-era ensemble the Jane Morris Trio.

These bands perform regularly throughout the state and mainland Australia. Harry has performed at numerous jazz festivals including OzManoucheDevonport Jazz FestivalClarence Jazz Festival, and Hot August Jazz Festival. He is also a regular entertainer at local Hobart venues and events such as MONADark MoFo, and the Taste of Tasmania.

Harry holds a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatorium of Music, Hobart. He has also studied gypsy jazz guitar in Europe and the United States with several of the worlds leading contemporary Jazz Manouche guitar players. Harry maintains a regular practice and transcribing routine on his instrument.


Harry’s two main focuses as a jazz guitarist are writing original music, and performing. Composing original instrumental jazz music has become a staple of his daily music practice, and Harry enjoys working with and writing for varied instrumentation, including guitar, violin, double bass, and accordion. In 2015 he released his debut album of original jazz music with the Harry Edwards Trio/Quartet, largely inspired by his time spent studying in Europe in 2014. The album features Isaac Gee on double bass, Felicity Lovett on rhythm guitar, and Harry on lead guitar. In 2020, Harry released his second album, Only The World Remains, featuring compositions that draw on a range of influences, including film scores, modern jazz, classical music, and gypsy jazz. In 2021 Harry released his first solo guitar album, Meditations For Unaccompanied Guitar.


Harry has also produced two online gypsy jazz video courses that are accessible for newcomers to the gypsy jazz guitar style. He has produced several gypsy jazz e-books and backing tracks to aid his students in their study. Harry also teaches guitar privately from his home in Hobart, Tasmania.

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