Melbourne-based jazz guitarist and composer, Harry Tinney, is quickly establishing a name for himself as part of the improvised music scene. In just over two years in Melbourne, he has played in the bands of notable Australian jazz exponents Barney Mcall, Julien Wilson, Robert Burke and Tony Gould. Harry played on Barney Mcall’s vinyl launch of acclaimed album “Mother of Dreams and Secrets”, as well as the CD launch for Mcall’s “Zephryix” suite. Harry also played in the 2018 premiere of Sandy Evans’ large ensemble work “The Drunkards Walk” for the Monash Art Ensemble. The project is also being recorded to CD in November 2018.
Harry was awarded the Allan Zavod Composition Prize in 2018, the Zelman Cowen School of Music Bornstein Jazz Guitar Prize in 2017, and was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship in 2017. Harry regularly performs as sideman and leader at many of the prestigious jazz venues the city of Melbourne has to offer. Harry held a two-year residency at the Moat Bar in the CBD with his guitar trio, and now curates a weekly duo project at Spencer & Co Wine Bar in Carlton.
Harry’s group completed an east coast tour in December 2018 playing several shows in Sydney, Canberra and the Blue Mountains. The group has played multiple headline Melbourne shows at the Brunswick Green, Uptown Jazz Cafe and Bar 303. The group has received airplay on Main FM 94.9 and are scheduled to record a debut album later this year.