Tamara Murphy, versatile bassist and composer, is known for her solid groove playing and lyrical soloing ability. Tamara has received numerous grants to record her music and also to extend her craft through international study in the US and Canada.
An esteemed composer, Tamara was awarded the inaugural PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission for the creation and presentation of the work “Big Creatures and Little Creatures” with her ensemble, Murphy’s Law in 2011. This work was released in 2012 and was nominated for The Age Genre Music Awards and Murphy’s Law was also nominated for an Australian Jazz Bell Award in the same year.
Tamara performs regularly with many leading contemporary jazz and pop musicians in Australia. Her performance and recording credits include: Allan Browne, Andrea Keller, Stephen Magnusson, George Coleman Jr., Grace Knight, Bernie McGann, Joe Chindamo, Martin Martini, Lanie Lane, Lady Rizo (US), Ben Caplan (CA), Sarah McKenzie, Casey Donovan, Christine Anu, Gil Askey, David Rex, Julien Wilson, Sandy Evans, Jamie Oehlers, Nina Ferro, the Cam McAllister Quintet, the Fran Swinn Trio, Carl Risely, The Choir of Hard Knocks and The Australian Pops Orchestra along with many others. She has also toured internationally in New York, the UK, Europe and Asia.