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!


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 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!


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
03 9388 1999
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
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

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
03 9388 1999

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
03 9416 4546

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.


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
03 9388 1999
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
0416 210 979 [Liz]

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