“Timeless and unaffected… sweet, bluesy and inscrutable.” THE COURIER MAIL
“A full ringing tone and suppleness of melodic invention.” LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
“Every track [on Umlaut] is a masterpiece… a significant contribution to Australian Jazz” JAZZ.ORG. (The National Jazz Website)
“A musician of extraordinary talent.” JAZZ QUEENSLAND
Toby Wren is a jazz composer and improviser. Toby has a BMus (composition) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and also a research masters. He has had orchestral pieces performed by the Queensland, West Australian and Sydney Symphony orchestras, written arrangements for rock bands like George, Rhubarb, Blind and Chris Pickering and been a member of countless jazz, rock and new music groups. He was a member of composers collective Compost and has performed his original compositions all over Australia and has released 3 CDs of original material for his groups babel and the Toby Wren Trio. Toby is also a member of the Trevor Hart Quartet . Since 2005 Toby has focussed on his solo career and has developed into one of Australia’s most compelling and original artists. His mastery of styles and polished performances have seen his groups achieve national recognition. The Toby Wren Trio’s 2006 release Umlaut was launched at the Brisbane Powerhouse and The Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent and toured nationally in 2007 with assistance from the Contemporary Music Touring Program (DCITA). His CD, Everything Must Go features world saxophone competition winner Jamie Oehlers.