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!


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.
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.
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!


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]
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
03 9388 1999
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
03 9416 4546
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.