September 2018 Newsletter

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


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!


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
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
03 9699 3333
Wednesday 26th September [7:30-9:30pm]
Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Theo Carbo (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
University House
112 Professors Walk, The University of Melbourne
(03) 8344 5254

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]
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
03 9388 1999

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
03 9416 4546

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.



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