Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar
A reunion gig with Adam Armstrong
Wanderlust were part of the creative surge that swept Sydney’s jazz scene in the early 1990’s. Decades later the band are still finding quirky out of the way runways on which to attempt musical take-off, under the ongoing captaincy of trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky. John Shand, SMH
This ever-springy, tangy inventive band has brought credit to us in many countries over the many years. - John Clare, SMH
Wanderlust is a part of diverse and vast world of music, yet it sometimes seems that the entire world of musical influences has been distilled into this one band. - Aaron Searle ,Music Forum
This year Wanderlust is celebrating thirty years of wonderful music making.
Led by Miroslav Bukovsky on trumpet, flugelhorn, the septet also boasts some of the country’s best musicians including pianist Alister Spence, trombonist James Greening, drummer Fabian Hevia, guitarist Jeremy Sawkins, saxophonist - John Mackey and bassist Adam Armstrong
Over many years Wanderlust performed extensively at jazz venues and festivals in Australia, China, Japan and Europe. (Aarhus, North Sea, Montreux, Nice, Rome, - Vitoria Gasteiz and many others)
Wanderlust CDs including the ARIA awarded Wanderlust are available on Rufus Records.
$30 includes band + a meal
Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar is a COVID Safe ✅. You must obey the conditions of entry
ADAM ARMSTRONG - BASS PLAYER
Graduating from the Conservatorium of NSW's Jazz Studies program in 1984, studying with double bass master Craig Scott, Adam went on to become one of Sydney’s busiest bass players. Performing and recording with many of Australia’s seminal groups of the 1990’s - Miroslav Bukovsky’s Wanderlust, Scott Tinkler Trio, David Jones’ Atmasphere, Daryl Pratt’s Sonic Fiction, Carl Orr Band, Jeremy Sawkins Band, Dale Barlow, Mark Isaacs Trio, Band of 5 Names, Steve McKenna Quartet, Craig Walters’ First Light, Gary Daly’s Heavy Weather, John Foreman, Grabowsky & McGann, James Muller, Vince Jones, Monica Trapaga, Kristen Cornwall, Lily Dior and more - Adam was a regular presence in the vibrant, local music scene. In 2000, Adam relocated to New York City where he has continued on his musical journey. In his thirty five year career, Adam has had the honour of performing with many notable artists: Kenny Kirkland, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, Billy Cobham, Sean Wayland, Mike Nock, Ari Hoenig, Ben Monder, Ralph Alessi, Michael Blake, Rich Perry, Don Burrows and James Morrison, to name a few. Adam can be heard regularly in the clubs of New York City–including Jazz at the Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The 55 Bar, The Blue Note, Small’s, Barbes, BAM, Roulette–playing with groups lead by a variety of artists: Ken Thomson (Bang on a Can), Richard X Bennett, Eric Person (Dave Holland, World Saxophone Quartet), Christian Finger and KJ Denhert. Adam has toured through 34 countries, performing in clubs and at major festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. He appears on over 80 albums, including two ARIA winners. He has played on the soundtracks of feature films, TV shows and theater productions, and has given master classes and workshops at institutions around the world.
“Powerhouse ... solos soulfully and expertly performed” - All About Jazz
“The rhythm section is exemplary … Armstrong often shines by resorting to chromatic coloration” - Jazz Trail
“Loving Adam’s groove.” - Music Republic Magazine
“Armstrong is a hero of Australian improvised music” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
“The band’s not-so-secret weapon is its agile rhythm section—featuring bassist Adam Armstrong” - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader