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.