Montreux Jazz Award nominees Brekky Boy are a piano-driven powerhouse ‘jazznotjazz’ trio hailing from Sydney, Australia. Drawing on artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, GoGo Penguin, Robert Glasper & The Bad Plus, the instrumental outfit has carved out an invigorating original sound that incorporates elements of jazz, rock, minimalist & folk. This combined with a captivating live show has established Brekky Boy as one of the most exciting young acts to watch in the Australian jazz/instrumental scene.
With three studio EP’s under their belt, the trio has been recognised internationally, featuring on ‘Best of The Listening Room’ Sofar Sounds (1.2M YouTube subs) in 2020. The project was hand-picked by the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation to compete in the 2019 Montreux Talent Awards as well as forming the official Montreux Jazz Festival House Band. Brekky Boy has also supported Blue Note artist Ambrose Akinmusire at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2019. Other notable festival appearances include Wellington Jazz Festival NZ, Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Wide Open Space Festival, Queenstown Jazz Festival NZ & venues in Japan/South-East Asia.
The line-up, comprised of pianist/band-leader Taylor Davis and recent additions Alex Hirlian (winner of the prestigious National Jazz Awards 2018 for drums) and Ryan Hurst (bass) are releasing a new record due in April 2022.
“Few greater joys exist than hearing something that surprises the hell out of you – like music did when you were 16. Brekky Boy does that.” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
"With celebrity fans and a unique sound, this band doesn’t need labels." - Nick Galvin, Sydney Morning Herald
"A sublime Sydney jazz trio that remind me of Minneapolis’ The Bad Plus." - Dan Condon, Double J
"An invigorating original sound combining classic jazz with emotional contemporary flare." - Sofar Sounds International