January 2019 Newsletter

A feature in Downbeat, New Waves podcasts with the AAO / Ensemble Offspring, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Greetings!

I hope you've been able to enjoy a slower pace of life thanks to the festive season, and that the new year has begun well for you, and will continue to be fulfilling and peaceful.

I'm excited to share that I was interviewed for the latest Downbeat issue!! You can read the interview here.

If you are finding more space for listening this January, here are a couple of podcasts I am honoured to be included in, both for ABC New Waves with Stephen Adams.
1. The Australian Art Orchestra Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger Than Space, featuring interviews with Peter Knight, Tilman Robinson and myself, plus the recordings of all three world premiers that occurred at Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
https://www.abc.net.au/classic/new-waves/aao-sometimes-home-can-grow-stranger/10477700
My interview and piece Bent Heart begin around the 1hour mark.

2. Ensemble Offspring Hark the Machine, featuring interviews and recordings of new works by Fiona Hill, myself, and Thomas Meadowcroft.
 https://www.abc.net.au/classic/new-waves/offspring-hark-the-machine/10548748
My interview and piece Love in Solitude being around the 22 minute mark.

Thankfully the year is starting up slowly, but not entirely deserted! Please see details below for January gigs.
I'll be back at the Jazzlab on Monday nights starting this Monday with the Composers Circle, and my Transient Trios will start up again on Thursdays at Uptown in mid Jan.

Luckily for me, 2019 looks to be another year filled with exciting collaborations and music making, I will share the details as the months tick by.

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Andrea Keller curates Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 7th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle 
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Robbie Finch (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 14th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Fran Swinn (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano) & Tamara Murphy (double bass) 
 
Monday 21st January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Ellie Lamb (trombone), Kathleen Halloran (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (double bass) & Ollie Cox (drums)
 
Monday 28th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Scott McChonnachie (saxophones), Julien Wilson (saxophones), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Andrea Keller’s Transient Thursdays @ Uptown
 
Thursday 17th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Angela Davis (alto), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 24th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino (double bass), Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 31st January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Robbie Finch (double bass), Maddison Carter (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
 
Albums and Five Below hoodies vailable now through Bandcamp & my website!!

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

December 2018 Newsletter

Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival, Girls Do Jazz final concert, Composers Circle live recording, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Hello!

I've just returned from a fantastic trip to UK, Poland, Estonia and Czech Republic. Performing with the Australian Art Orchestra and meeting Arvo Pärt were some of the highlights!!

Straight back into action here with the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival, which began last night and continues this evening with the Composers Circle (an ensemble I began as part of my Monday night Jazzlab residency).
We will be doing a live recording tonight and next Monday night. Please see details below.

Another special event is the Girls Do Jazz workshop series, which will be showcasing what we've been working on at a free concert on Sunday December 9 (4-5:30pm at the Jazzlab).

Details on all that plus more below.

Wishing you a safe and happy festive season!

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Andrea Keller curates Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 3rd December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle **Live Recording
Appearing as part of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 10th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle **Live Recording
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 17th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Andrea Keller’s Transient Thursdays @ Uptown
 
Thursday 6th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Sam Bates (drums), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 13th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Leigh Fisher (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 20th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 27th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay (trombone), Hiroki Hoshino (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
 
Special Events
 
Sunday 9th December [4:00 – 5:30pm]
Girls Do Jazz Workshop Series final concert
Appearing as part of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival
The Girls Do Jazz workshop series, lead by Andrea Keller, ran monthly over five Sundays in semester 2, 2018. Along with MCM alumni tutors, and undergraduate volunteers, the students engaged in jazz and improvisation studies covering musics ranging from free improvisation, to tunes from the American songbook and those by contemporary Australian jazz musicians. This free concert showcases what they’ve been up to!
The workshops are proudly presented by the University of Melbourne / MCM as part of their short course series.

 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
FREE
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Tuesday 11th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
James Macaulay’s Happy Hoppy Orchestra
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Wednesday 19th December [Doors 7:30 Music 8:00pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Paris Cat
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
$25
0416 210 979
https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/product/240635?date=20181219#/sessions  
 
 
Albums and Five Below hoodies vailable now through Bandcamp & my website!!

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

November 2018 Newsletter

Duo with Sandy Evans, Festivals in Wangaratta, Sydney, Perth, London & Poland, the premier of new works with the Australian Art Orchestra, The release of the Komeda Project album, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Hello!

November is huge!! Thank goodness the sun has finally come out in Melbourne to lift our spirits :)

This month involves some travel around Australia and a trip to UK & Poland, two premiers, an album release and lots of festivals!!!

Tonight I perform with my hero Sandy Evans at the MRC Salon (tickets are still available). You can read an interview Sandy and I did about our new duo here.

Tomorrow I travel to Wangaratta (VIC) to premier a new work with the Australian Art Orchestra as part of their 'Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger Than Space' program, which illuminates stories of peoples return to civilian life post WWI. My piece 'Bent Heart' draws on the stories of four women, as told in the book 'World War One: a history in 100 stories' (Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley & Laura James). It's been a huge honour to work on this project. Included in the program are also new pieces by Peter Knight and Tilman Robinson. We've been rehearsing all week and the music is sounding amazing!! This group is also off to the London Jazz Festival this month to perform the same program, and then a trip to perform at Jazztopad, Wroclaw, Poland to premier more new works by Peter Knight and myself, including my reimagined 'Hurry Slowly II'.
At the Wangaratta Jazz Festival Sandy & I will be performing another duo set, and the two of us will also feature with Gian Slater and the Sirens in Ellen Kirkwood's epic and amazing suite [A]part. Ellen's Art Music Award nominated work (which was recorded in Sydney last month) is now available for purchase. You can read some words from Ellen about the making of the suite here. If you can't make it Wangaratta this weekend [A]part will also appear at the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival on November 13th (details below).

Speaking of the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival, I'm thrilled that Still night: Music in Poetry has been invited to perform at the festival on November 8th with Vince Jones & Gian Slater. (Details below).
Last year I was interviewed by memoleaves.com about the work. You can listen to it here.

In 2014/2015 Miroslav Bukovsky and I ran an octet called the Komeda Project - it was one of the best bands I've ever played in and written for - Jonathan Zwartz, Evan Mannell, Ben Hauptmann, Erkki Veltheim, Andrew Robson, James Greening and Miroslav Bukovsky. We recorded the music back then but all my attempts to secure funding to release it failed. Four years on, the music is still as great as ever so, I've self funded the final stages of the process and am proud to release it to the world! Available now through Bandcamp & my website!!

I'm also excited to be travelling to Perth this month for the Perth International Jazz Festival, to perform with the Sam Anning Sextet, and also the first of the Transient trios with Julien Wilson & Sam Anning. We recorded and filmed one of our recent gigs, here are some of the pieces from that night: RainManSleep Cycles & Without Voice.

The regular Monday nights @ the Jazzlab continue, and in my absence will feature two brilliant Melbourne-based musicians, Kathleen Halloran and her trio, and Angela Davis in trio with Tony Gould & Sam Anning. Thursday nights @ Uptown Jazz Cafe continue with piano trios led by Joel Trigg, Sam Keevers & Tony Gould. Details on all can be found below.

The Girls Do Jazz workshops are proving incredibly fun and rewarding for all. They continue monthly and will culminate in a workshop/performance at the Jazzlab in December as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival, which runs from December 2 - 9. More details on this down the track.

And finally, I now have the Five Below Hoodies in a full range of sizes. Please feel free to contact me here if you're interested in purchasing one. You can also visit my bandcamp page for more on CD, digital and hoodie purchases. Or come to a Five Below gig! If you can't make it to a Five Below gig, here are some videos of the band for your enjoyment: Fern TreeGrand Forfeit & Illuminate.

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Special Events
Thursday 1st November [6:30 – 7:30pm]
Andrea Keller & Sandy Evans
Sandy Evans (saxophone) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/andrea-keller-with-sandy-evans/

Friday 2nd November [8-9pm]
Australian Art Orchestra
Premier of ‘Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger Than Space’
New works by Peter Knight, Andrea Keller & Tilman Robinson performed by the Australian Art Orchestra
 
WPAC Theatre
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
https://wangarattajazz.com/artists/australian-art-orchestra/
 
Saturday 3rd November [2-3pm]
Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller
Sandy Evans (saxophone) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
https://wangarattajazz.com/artists/sandy-evans-and-andrea-keller/
 
Saturday 3rd November [6:30-7:30pm]
Sirens Big Band featuring Gian Slater, Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller
[A]part suite composed & directed by Ellen Kirkwood
 
WPAC Theatre
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
https://wangarattajazz.com/artists/sirens-big-band/
 
Thursday 8th November [7:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Still Night: Music in Poetry
Featuring Vince Jones (voice), Gian Slater (voice), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone & bass clarinet) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Foundry 616
616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW
02 9211 9442
https://siwjf.org/portfolio/andrea-kellers-still-night-music-in-poetry-featuring-vince-jones/
https://siwjf.org/2018-schedule/
 
Saturday 10th November [3-4pm]
Transients [Wilson/Anning/Keller]
Featuring Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone & bass clarinet), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Perth International Jazz Festival
State Theatre Centre - Courtyard
174-176 William Street, Perth, WA
$30
http://perthinternationaljazzfestival.com.au/whats-on/transients-mel/
 
Saturday 10th November [7-8pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Featuring mat Jodrell (trumpet), Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone & bass clarinet), Sam Anning (double bass), Andrea Keller (piano) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Perth International Jazz Festival
State Theatre Centre - Courtyard
174-176 William Street, Perth, WA
$30
http://perthinternationaljazzfestival.com.au/whats-on/sam-anning-sextet-2/
 
Tuesday 13th November [7:30pm]
Sirens Big Band presents [A]part
featuring Gian Slater, Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller
[A]part suite composed & directed by Ellen Kirkwood
 
Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Foundry 616
616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW
02 9211 9442
https://siwjf.org/portfolio/sirens-big-band-presents-apart/
https://siwjf.org/2018-schedule/
 
Sunday 18th November [7:45pm]
Australian Art Orchestra
‘Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger Than Space’
New works by Peter Knight, Andrea Keller & Tilman Robinson performed by the Australian Art Orchestra
 
London Jazz Festival
London Southbank Centre/Purcell Room
Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/australian-art-orchestra
 
Wednesday 20th November [7-8pm]
Australian Art Orchestra
Featuring new works by Peter Knight & Andrea Keller performed by the Australian Art Orchestra
 
Jazztopad – Wroclaw, Poland
NFM, Sala Czerwona
Plac Wolnosci 1, Wroclaw, Poland
http://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/6842

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 5th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 12th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 19th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Angela Davis Trio
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Tony Gould (piano)
 
Monday 26th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Kathleen Halloran Trio
Kathleen Halloran (guitar), Kim May (double bass) & Darryn Farrugia (drums) 

The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 1st November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Joel Trigg trio
 
Thursday 8th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Sam Keevers trio
 
Thursday 15th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Tony Gould trio
 
Thursday 22nd November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Sam Keevers trio

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Other Events
 
Sunday 11th November [10:30am - 2:30pm]
Girls Do Jazz Workshop
I’m thrilled to be presenting 5 workshops (one per month between August – December 2018) at the Faculty of Fine Arts & Music University of Melbourne
 
Want to be inspired, get more involved in the world of jazz and improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a likeminded creative community and develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances, rehearsals and discussions?   

Girls Do Jazz aims to address the gender imbalance in jazz music by giving young students an opportunity to hear, interact, converse, and perform with women who are following professional pathways in jazz and improvised music. Workshop sessions will incorporate a repertoire of blues, jazz standards, modal playing, original tunes and free improvisation.
 
The course is suitable for 15-20 year old female instrumentalists with an interest in jazz and improvisation and those intending to audition for Jazz & Improvisation at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in the future.

CONTACT

E: music-shortcourses@unimelb.edu.au        

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

October 2018 Newsletter

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Duo with Sandy Evans, The Komeda Project album, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Hello!

Although I have next to zero interest in the AFL grand final, I won't complain about having a public holiday today in VIC! Anything that gives rise to family time and the possibility of slowing time down is welcome :)

The premier of 'Hurry Slow' by senior VCASS students at the MRC was a huge success last week. I'm quite sure the students were far more relaxed about it all than I! (It was my conducting debut, and let's just say the EMH stage at the MRC is a long way from the ottoman in my childhood lounge room in Randwick NSW...) The students absolutely shone and I was super proud of them and the music we created.

The Girls Do Jazz workshops are proving incredibly fun and rewarding for all. They continue monthly and will culminate in a workshop/performance at the Jazzlab in December as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival, which runs from December 2 - 9. More details on this down the track.

This month I travelled to Sydney for a few days to record Ellen Kirkwood's epic suit [A]part. It's an incredible piece of music for big band + Sandy Evans and Gian Slater and will be released as an album in late October/early November with performances at Wangaratta jazz festival and the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival. I'll provide details as they come in.

Speaking of Sandy Evans - my inspirational mentor - the two of us will be playing in duo on two occasions in early November. Nov 1 at the MRC Salon and Nov 3 at Wangaratta Jazz Festival. This is a dream for me!!

In 2014/2015 Miroslav Bukovsky and I ran an octet called the Komeda Project - it was one of the best bands I've ever played in and written for - Jonathan Zwartz, Evan Mannell, Ben Hauptmann, Erkki Veltheim, Andrew Robson, James Greening and Miroslav Bukovsky. We recorded the music back then but all my attempts to secure funding to release it failed. Four years on, the music is still as great as ever so, I've self funded the final stages of the process and will be proud to release it to you in early November. Watch this space!

Spring has sprung and the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival will be on here in Victoria in a couple of weeks. I'm thrilled to be presenting both Five Below and Still Night with special guests Kristin Berardi and Mark Sholtez. Details below.

The regular Monday nights @ the Jazzlab, and Thursday nights @ Uptown Jazz Cafe continue with even more trios and projects.
Details on all can be found below.

And finally, I now have the Five Below Hoodies in a full range of sizes. Please feel free to contact me here if you're interested in purchasing one. You can also visit my bandcamp page for more on CD, digital and hoodie purchases. Or come to a Five Below gig!

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Special Events

Saturday 13th October [Music 5:15 – 6:15pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Drill Hall - Port Fairy
$30/24
http://portfairyspringfest.com.au/event/jazz-at-5-five-below/
 
Sunday 14th October [Music 11:30am – 12:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Still Night:  Music in Poetry
Kristin Berardi (voice), Mark Sholtez (voice), Julien Wilson (saxophone & bass clarinet), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Reardon Theatre - Port Fairy
$30/24
http://portfairyspringfest.com.au/event/still-night/
 
Tuesday 16th October [Doors 8pm]
Karlen/Keller/Sherlock
Rafael Karlen (saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano) & James Sherlock (guitar) perform the compositions of 2018 Peggy Glanville -Hicks Composer in Residence, Sydney based Rafael Karlen.
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
https://jazzlab.club/816-karlen-keller-sherlock
 
Thursday 25th October [7-8pm]
Jackie Bornstein’s Women in Jazz
Jackie Bornstein (voice), Andrea Keller (piano), Craig Fermanis (guitar), Tamara Murphy (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
** sold out **
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$30/25 *Currently sold out
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/women-in-jazz/
 
Thursday 1st November [6:30 – 7:30pm]
Andrea Keller & Sandy Evans
Sandy Evans (saxophone) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/andrea-keller-with-sandy-evans/

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 1st October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), Scott van Gemert (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 8th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices 
Scott van Gemert (trombone), Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Isaac Gunnoo (double bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 15th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Wilson/Anning/Keller
Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 22nd October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass), Danny Fischer (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 29th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)

The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 4th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay (trombone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 11th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino (double bass), Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 18th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Theo Carbo (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 25th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Other Events
 
Sunday 21st October [10:30am - 2:30pm]
Girls Do Jazz Workshop
I’m thrilled to be presenting 5 workshops (one per month between August – December 2018) at the Faculty of Fine Arts & Music University of Melbourne
 
Want to be inspired, get more involved in the world of jazz and improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a likeminded creative community and develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances, rehearsals and discussions?   

Girls Do Jazz aims to address the gender imbalance in jazz music by giving young students an opportunity to hear, interact, converse, and perform with women who are following professional pathways in jazz and improvised music. Workshop sessions will incorporate a repertoire of blues, jazz standards, modal playing, original tunes and free improvisation.
 
The course is suitable for 15-20 year old female instrumentalists with an interest in jazz and improvisation and those intending to audition for Jazz & Improvisation at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in the future.

CONTACT

E: music-shortcourses@unimelb.edu.au        

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

September 2018 Newsletter

Hurry Slowly premier, more Girls Do Jazz Workshops, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Hello!

Although it doesn't feel like it in Melbourne, winter is surely coming to a close, any day now...
With current low temperatures though, the Five Below hoodies have proved extremely popular, and new stock is due in next week in a full range of sizes. Please feel free to contact me here if you're interested in purchasing one. You can also visit my bandcamp page for more on CD, digital and hoodie purchases.

I've been totally immersed in a compositional phase of late, and have produced two new lengthy works. One for the Australian Art Orchestra titled 'Bent Heart' which will form part of their 'Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger Than Space' program, and will premier at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in November this year.
The other is for senior improvisation students at VCASS titled 'Hurry Slowly'. I've had the great pleasure of working with these super talented high school students on a regular basis this year, and am really proud of the piece that has emerged. 'Hurry Slowly' will premier at the MRC Elizabeth Murdoch Hall as part of the VCASS Gala 'Mythic' on Wednesday 19th September. 
In other news, the first Girls Do Jazz workshop for the year at University of Melbourne Southbank campus, was a great success and will continue with another session this month. Enrolments are still being taken. Please see the bottom of this email for more details.
The regular Monday nights @ the Jazzlab, and Thursday nights @ Uptown Jazz Cafe continue with even more trios and projects.
Details on all can be found below.

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Special Events

Sunday 16th September [Doors 8pm]
Mirko Guerrini Quartet
Mirko Guerrini (saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (double bass) & Niko Schauble (drums)
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co operative
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
 
Wednesday 19th September [7:30pm]
Mythic - VCASS Gala
New work ‘Hurry Slowly’ by Andrea Keller performed by senior improvisation students
 
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Elizabeth Murdoch Hall
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$45/35/30
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/mythic/
 
 
Wednesday 26th September [7:30-9:30pm]
Wilson/Carbo/Keller
Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Theo Carbo (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
University House
112 Professors Walk, The University of Melbourne
(03) 8344 5254
https://unihouse.org.au/whats-on/recital-dinner/


Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 3rd September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 10th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices 
Bede Ford-Gaddes (trumpet), Flora Carbo (alto saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass), Sam Bates (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 17th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Erkki Veltheim (violin), Mick Meagher (electric bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 24th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Julien Wilson (saxophones), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)

The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 6th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay (trombone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 13th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino (double bass), Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 20th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Theo Carbo (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 27th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Robbie Finch (double bass), Maddison Carter (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)


Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Other Events
 
Sunday 16th September [10:30am - 2:30pm]
Girls Do Jazz Workshop
I’m thrilled to be presenting 5 workshops (one per month between August – December 2018) at the Faculty of Fine Arts & Music University of Melbourne
 
Want to be inspired, get more involved in the world of jazz and improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a likeminded creative community and develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances, rehearsals and discussions?   

Girls Do Jazz aims to address the gender imbalance in jazz music by giving young students an opportunity to hear, interact, converse, and perform with women who are following professional pathways in jazz and improvised music. Workshop sessions will incorporate a repertoire of blues, jazz standards, modal playing, original tunes and free improvisation.
 
The course is suitable for 15-20 year old female instrumentalists with an interest in jazz and improvisation and those intending to audition for Jazz & Improvisation at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in the future.

CONTACT

E: music-shortcourses@unimelb.edu.au        

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

August 2018 Newsletter

The launch of Five Below Live (new album), more NGV Friday Nights, Elly Hoyt & the Composers Voice, Girls Do Jazz Workshops,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Hello!

My new album Five Below Live was launched in style on Monday night @ the Jazzlab - we had band uniforms and all!!
You can read a review of the album here, and an interview I did with Nikos Fotakis from AustralianJazz.net here.
The Five Below hoodies proved very popular, and there are now only limited sizes left (S, XL & 2XL). I'm considering getting more made if the demand is strong enough, so please let me know if you're interested in purchasing a particular size (including kids). See my bandcamp page for more on CD, digital and hoodie purchases.

Here are some videos for your enjoyment, featuring three tracks from the new album illuminated by visuals from British artist Mark Rowan-Hull, and Commander Chris Hadfield's exquisite photos of Earth taken from the International Space Station.
Hills of Nectar
Of Winter, Ice & Snow
Warm Voices

Lots going on this month with performances for the Melbourne Jazz Co operative, more Friday nights at the NGV, the first Girls Do Jazz workshop for the year at University of Melbourne Southbank campus, and the regular Monday nights @ the Jazzlab, and Thursday nights @ Uptown Jazz Cafe.
Details on all can be found below.

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Special Events

Sunday 5th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Wilson/Keller Duo w/ James Macaulay
Tim Wilson (alto saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co operative
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Friday 17th August [7-9:30pm]
Transients #1 [Wilson/Anning/Keller]
Julien Wilson (saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
NGV Friday Nights
NGV International Ground Level
St Kilda Road Southbank, Melbourne
$13-$37
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/ngv-friday-nights-41/
 
Friday 24th August [7-9:30pm]
Transients #2 [Hale/McLean/Keller]
Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
NGV Friday Nights
NGV International Ground Level
St Kilda Road Southbank, Melbourne
$13-$37
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/ngv-friday-nights-42/?t=201807170127
 

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 6th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 13th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo w/ Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson (alto saxophone & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 20th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Julien Wilson (saxophones), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 27th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Girls Do Jazz & El Numero Perfecto
2 bands!
Girls Do Jazz: Bella Winter (saxophone), Steph Fels (trombone), Kat Wiktorski (piano), Alex Rindfleish (piano), Ross Anderson (bass) & Ollie Cox (drums)
 
El Numero PerfectoRomy Hernandez (piano), Emiliano Beltzer (bass), Jethro Negron (drums) a& Sebastian Orellana (percussion)

The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 2nd August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Leigh Fisher (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 9th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay (trombone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 16th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Gian Slater (voice), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 23rd August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 30th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino (double bass), Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Other Events
 
Sunday 5th August [10:30am - 2:30pm]
Girls Do Jazz Workshop
I’m thrilled to be presenting the first of 5 workshops (one per month between August – December 2018) at the Faculty of Fine Arts & Music University of Melbourne
 
Want to be inspired, get more involved in the world of jazz and improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a likeminded creative community and develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances, rehearsals and discussions?   

Girls Do Jazz aims to address the gender imbalance in jazz music by giving young students an opportunity to hear, interact, converse, and perform with women who are following professional pathways in jazz and improvised music. Workshop sessions will incorporate a repertoire of blues, jazz standards, modal playing, original tunes and free improvisation.
 
The course is suitable for 15-20 year old female instrumentalists with an interest in jazz and improvisation and those intending to audition for Jazz & Improvisation at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in the future.
 

CONTACT

E: music-shortcourses@unimelb.edu.au        
 
Tuesday 7th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
ATM15 Big Band
Andrew Murray Big Band – live recording!
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Friday 10th August [Doors 9:00pm Music 9:30-11:45pm]
Elly Hoyt
Brisbane based vocalist Elly Hoyt + quartet featuring music from The Composers Voice: celebrating Australian women composers
 
Paris Cat
6 Goldie Place Melbourne
$32.50
0416 210 979 [Liz]
https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/product/197160?date=20180810#/sessions


Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

July 2018 Newsletter

NGV Friday Nights w/ Five Below, Ballarat Winter Festival Jazz Series, Deline Briscoe album launch,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown!


Hello!

In the thick of winter here in Melbourne! Here are some live music events to keep your spirits up, including a live recording/filming of Five Below at the Jazzlab (July 30), an album launch by stunning Yalanji songwoman Deline Briscoe, a Girls Do Jazz Workshop & Transients performance at the Ballarat Winter Festival, and gigs at the NGV Friday Nights jazz series.

Special Events

Thursday 5th July [7-8pm]
Deline Briscoe - Wawu
Yalanji songwoman Deline Briscoe’s creative vision is realised in her debut solo album Wawu: Spirit
 
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$25/15
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/deline-briscoe-wawu/
 
Friday 20th July [7-9:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
NGV Friday Nights
NGV International Ground Level
St Kilda Road Southbank, Melbourne
$13-$37
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/ngv-friday-nights-36/?t=201806130255
 
Sunday 29th July [2:30-4:30pm]
Wilson/Carbo/Keller
Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Theo Carbo (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Ballarat Winter Festival Jazz Series
Mechanics Institute – Humffray Room
117 Sturt Street Ballarat
$30/25
(03) 5331 3042
 https://jazzseries.com.au/schedule/andreakellerstransients/

 
Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 2nd July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 9th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices w/ Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson (trumpet), Zac O’Connell (alto saxophone), Josh Bennier (trombone), Hiroki Hoshino (double bass), Miles Henry (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 16th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 23rd July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Monday 30th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 5th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay (trombone), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 12th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Robbie Finch (double bass), Maddison Carter (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 19th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 26th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Marty Holoubek (double bass), Sam Bates (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

June 2018 Newsletter

Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Sydney Con International Jazz Festival, the Company of Pianos, a 'Bell' Award,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown!


Hello!

A big month of music is happening in Australia with so many great festivals dedicated to jazz & improvised music!
The Sam Anning Sextet continues its tour with concerts in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this month. The new CD 'Across A Field As Vast As One' is a stunner - you can witness the recording of the title track here, and purchase the album here.

I'm thrilled that my most recent album release as leader, 'Still Night: Music in Poetry', won the Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2018!! Here is a snippet featuring the divine Gian Slater & Vince Jones, and here is where you can purchase the album.

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Today I am off to Brisbane to perform with the Sam Anning sextet at the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, then back to Melbourne tomorrow to open for Gretchen Parlato at the MelbourneInternational Jazz Festival, then off to Sydney on Sunday for the amazing day that is the Sydney Con International Jazz Festival. There I will be performing in a two-piano setting with my hero Mike Nock, another set with the Sam Anning Sextet, and doing a Q&A with my dear friend Phil Slater.
Later in the month I'll be in the MRC Salon, again performing in a two-piano setting, but this time with the amazing Luke Howard.
I'm also playing with one of my all-time favourite trios, featuring Julien Wilson & Sam Anning, at the Lido Jazz Room for the MIJF.
Details for all of these, plus the regular Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown are below.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading!

Special Events

Friday 1st June [7:30-10pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
$30/20
http://www.bijf.com.au/2018-program/2018/6/1/a-double-bill-with-sam-anning
 
Saturday 2nd June [7:30pm]
Sam Anning Sextet opening for Gretchen Parlato
Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne Recital Centre Elizabeth Murdoch Hall
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$61-$79
http://www.melbournejazz.com/program/2018/gretchen-parlato/
 
Sunday 3rd June [12-1pm]
Andrea Keller Q&A
 
Sydney Con International Jazz Festival
Sydney Conservatorium of Music NSW
Recital Hall East
 https://sydneyconjazzfest.com/andrea-keller-mike-nock
 
Sunday 3rd June [2-3pm]
Andrea Keller & Mike Nock (two pianos)
 
Sydney Con International Jazz Festival
Sydney Conservatorium of Music NSW
Recital Hall East
 https://sydneyconjazzfest.com/andrea-keller-mike-nock
 
Sunday 3rd June [4:30-5:30pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Featuring Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Sydney Con International Jazz Festival
Sydney Conservatorium of Music NSW
Recital Hall East
 https://sydneyconjazzfest.com/sam-anning-sextet
 
Saturday 9th June [7:30pm]
Wilson, Anning, Keller
Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano) & Sam Anning (double bass) 
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Lido Jazz Room
675 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn VIC
$35/30
http://www.melbournejazz.com/program/2018/the-andrea-keller-trio/
 
Wednesday 20th June [Doors 8pm]
James Macaulay’s Happy Hoppy Orchestra’s Album Launch
Ben Harrison (trumpet), Scott McChonnachie (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Maria Moles (drums)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
https://jazzlab.club/618-james-macaulay-and-the-happy-hoppy-orchestra-album-launch
 
 
Thursday 21st June [7-8pm]
The Company of Pianos VII
Luke Howard (piano) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street Southbank, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/company-of-pianos-with-luke-howard/
 
 
Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 11th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis alto saxophone, Carl Mackey tenor saxophone, James Macaulay trombone, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass & James McLean drums
 
Monday 18th june [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices w/ special guest Eugene Ball
Eugene Ball (trumpet), Max Slorach (tenor saxophone), Robbie Finch (double bass) Maddison Carter (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 25th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Julien Wilson (saxophones), Stephen Magnusson (guitar),  Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 14th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino (double bass), Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 21st June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson guitar & Andrea Keller piano (duo)
 
Thursday 24th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Robbie Finch (double bass),  Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

May 2018 Newsletter

Stonnington Jazz Festival, Shannon Barnett & the Sam Anning Sextet,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab, Transient Thursdays @ Uptown, & more...


Hello!

I'm excited to share 'Love in Solitude', a piece I composed last year as a result of the Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission. It's inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's 'Letters to a Young Poet' (text read by Miroslav Bukovsky) and is performed by Ensemble Offspring in the beautiful Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House.

Some special events for me this month include playing duo with Tim Wilson at Stonnington Jazz Festival, a project by Christopher Hale at the Arts Centre and the start of the Sam Anning sextet tour/CD launch.
Details below: 

Special Events

Wednesday 16th May [7:30-8:45pm]
Tim Wilson & Andrea Keller
 
Stonnington Jazz Festival
Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
$25/18
8290 7000
http://www.stonningtonjazz.com.au/event/doubletake3/
 
Saturday 26th May [2pm]
Breath and Circles
Curated by Christopher Hale, Breath and Circles explores the intersection of Korean rhythms and contemporary jazz.
Featuring Gian Slater (voice), Sam Gill (saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano), Christopher Hale (bass guitar), Chloe Kim (drums & percussion), Hannah Kim (Jangu Korean drum) & Simon Barker (drums)
 
Meeting Points Concert Series
Arts Centre Melbourne
Hamer Hall Stalls bar
$28
1300 182 183
https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2018/festivals-series/meeting-points/breath-and-circles
 
Monday 28th May [7:30-10pm]
Sam Anning Sextet Album Launch
Featuring Carl Mackey (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
C.O.M.A [Creative Original Music Adelaide]
Wheatsheaf Hotel
39 George Street, Thebarton SA
$25/20
http://www.coma.net.au

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 7th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis alto saxophone, Carl Mackey tenor saxophone, James Macaulay trombone, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass & James McLean drums
 
Monday 14th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio w/ special guest Shannon Barnett
Shannon Barnett (trombone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 21st May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices w/ special guest Shannon Barnett
Shannon Barnett (trombone), Flora Carbo (alto saxophone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano) 
 
Monday 28th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo
Jenny Barnes voice & Mick Meagher electric bass
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 3rd May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Marty Holoubek double bass, Sam Bates drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 10th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Leigh Fisher drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 17th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Eugene Ball trumpet, Tamara Murphy double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 24th May [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.

April 2018 Newsletter

Concerts with Genevieve Lacey, Simon Barker, Vince Jones & Megan Washington,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab, Transient Thursdays @ Uptown, & some words I wrote about being a musician in the Australian jazz scene...


Hello! How lovely to gain an extra hour of sleep this morning, and to be indulging in some easter chocolate with my tea without too much guilt!

April is full of activity including a couple of very special concerts, the regular Mondays @ the Jazzlab, every Thursday @ Uptown Jazz Cafe, plus I'll be in the studio with the Sam Anning Sextet, and also a recording project with Deline Briscoe.

A particularly special project occurring this month is Nest devised by Genevieve Lacey, which involves three separate and distinct hour long concerts on the same day at the MRC Salon. As part of my preparation for this concert I embarked on 100 days of free improvisations (starting back in January), with the 100th day landing on the performance day for Nest. I've never performed 60minutes of solo free improvisations in concert before, so this will be a major first for me. The other musicians in the project are Simon Barker and Genevieve Lacey herself, with actor Natasha Herbert, sound design by Jim Atkins, director Daniel Schlusser and lighting by Ben Cobham. You are able to choose whether you attend 1, 2, or all 3 of the concerts. It promises to be a magical and transformative experience.

Last month I was asked to write some words for the MRC's Soundescapes online blog in recognition of International Women's Day. You can find my contribution which details my experiences as a musician in the Australian jazz scene here.

Special Events

Saturday 21st April [2-3pm, 4-5pm, 6-7pm]
Nest
Features solo performances by Andrea Keller, Genevieve Lace & Simon Barker, along with actor Natasha Herbert. 2018 Melbourne Recital Centre Artist in Residence, Genevieve Lacey, invites a cast of artists to create a shelter of music, words and light, over three distinctive concerts:
2pm Nest 1 – Salt (Andrea Keller & Natasha Herbert)
4pm Nest 2 – Thief (Genevieve Lacey, Natasha Herbert & Jim Atkins)
6pm Nest 3 – Earth (Simon Barker & Natasha Herbert)
 
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard
$39/29
Two concerts $66/49
Three concerts $87/69
03 9699 3333
www.melbournerecital.com.au
 
 
Saturday 28th April [7:30-9pm]
Jazz Greats at Monash - Spinoff
Vince Jones & Megan Washington vocals + 20 piece jazz orchestra.
Together they revisit the sounds of the 1940s as rebooted in the 1990 television series Come In Spinner. The album of the series, featuring classics like Man I Love, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, You Go to My Head and I’ve Got You Under My
Skin, broke sales records around the country. This time around, MLIVE has commissioned composer and arranger Steve Newcomb to create all new arrangements in a night that promises to blast fresh and surprising energy into beloved jazz standards.
 
Robert Blackwood Hall
49 Scenic Boulevard Monash University Clayton
$69/62/32
03 9905 1111
https://mapa.monash.edu/event/jazz-greats-monash-vince-jones-megan-washington/

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 2nd April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller leads the Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis alto saxophone, Carl Mackey tenor saxophone, James Macaulay trombone, Andrea Keller piano, Tamara Murphy double bass & James McLean drums
 
Monday 9th April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Ellie Lamb trombone, Kathleen Halloran guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Tamara Murphy double bass & Oliver Cox drums
 
Monday 16th April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Fran Swinn guitar, Andrea Keller piano & Tamara Murphy double bass
 
Monday 23rd April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Gian Slater voice, Theo Carbo guitar, Andrea Keller piano & Hiroki Hoshino double bass
 
Monday 30th April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 5th April  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 12th April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay trombone, Danny Fischer drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 19th April  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Erkki Veltheim violin, Mick Meagher electric bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 26th April [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Robbie Finch double bass, Maddison Carter drums & Andrea Keller piano

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com


Wishing you an enjoyable and restful Easter weekend :)

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Please refer to my website for more information, including the events guiderecordings page & bandcamp.