Paul Grabowsky Sextet © Marc-Bongers

My performing work falls into a number of categories. Most of them are jazz-related or involve some degree of improvisation. I also conduct, and have occasionally performed in a classical setting. I have had a jazz trio since the mid 80’s, and this has always been an important mode of expression for me.

The other regular vehicles for my music are my sextet, which exists in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney versions and the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO), which I founded in 1994.

I have done an increasing number of solo performances in recent years, including the October 2014 release of my Solo CD.

In addition to these are various additional projects which have specific personnel attached:

Before Time Could Change Us

Music I composed to lyrics created for the project by the late, great poet Dorothy Porter and performed by Katie Noonan, vocals, Scott Tinkler, trumpet, Philip Rex, bass and Simon Barker, drums, and me on piano.

Tales of Time and Space

Music recorded in New York, and performed by a quintet, with Tinkler, Rex, Barker and Jamie Oehlers, tenor saxophone. A London-based version of this group comprises myself on piano, Guy Barker trumpet, Graeme Blevins tenor sax, Phil Donkin bass and Ralph Salmins drums


Consisting of songs written with Megan Washington, and available as a septet, or just the two of us.

Lost and Found

Totally improvising trio with Jamie Oehlers, tenor saxophone and Dave Beck, drums

See also > Lost and Found CD (Jazzhead)