March 2019 Newsletter

Adelaide Festival, Sirens Big Band in NSW, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more!


Greetings!

Although it's now autumn in Australia, the summer spell is still strong in Melbourne :)

I had a busy February composing new music for a series of concerts at the Adelaide Festival later this week. Thanks to my dear friend and inspiring musical companion, Genevieve Lacey, who has curated an incredible weekend of music at the Ukaria Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills from this coming Friday to Monday, I've been given the opportunity to spend a week in Adelaide making music with a wealth of early music specialists, contemporary musicians and indigenous singer/songwriters. I'll be premiering two commissioned works Compassionately Yours... (strings, piano & revox), and Home (solo piano). More info below.

Later in March I'll be travelling to NSW to perform Ellen Kirkwood's impressive work [A]part with Sirens Big Band in Bathurst and the Blue Mountains. While there, I'll also be playing a short duo set with another dear friend and mentor Sandy Evans. See below for more information.

Below you will find a list of all the March gigs I'm involved in. While I'm away in Adelaide, Angela Davis will be filling in for me for this Thursdays Transients at Uptown, with her trio featuring the incredibles - Tony Gould & Sam Anning. 
Flora Carbo will be covering next Monday at the Jazzlab with her new band 'Polly' featuring great young artists Scott van Gemert, Patrick Jaffe & Robbie Finch.
Tonight, it's a special Composers Circle at the Jazzlab, because it's James Macaulay's last gig with us before he relocates to Japan. He will be missed, but he will be back! And in the meantime we'll be joined by young trombone stars: Scott van Gemert, Callum Mintzis and Josh Bennier :)

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

Andrea Keller curates Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 4th March [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 11th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Flora Carbo’s ‘Polly’
Flora Carbo (saxophone), Scott Van Gemert (trombone), Patrick Jaffe (piano) & Robbie Finch (double bass) 
 
Monday 18th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio 
Julien Wilson (saxophone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano) 
 
Monday 25th March [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
 
Andrea Keller’s Transient Thursdays @ Uptown
 
Thursday 7th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Angela Davis (saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass) & Tony Gould (piano)
 
Thursday 14th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Sam Anning (double bass), Sam Bates (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 21st March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Leigh Fisher (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Thursday 28th February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Angela Davis (saxophone), Theo Carbo (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
 
Special Events
 
 
Friday 8th March [Music 7:30-9:30pm]
The Expanding Universe: Chamber Landscapes, curated by Genevieve Lacey
 
Adelaide Festival
Ukaria Cultural Centre
119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit
$47-59
131 246
www.adelaidefestival.com.au
 
 
Sunday 10th March [Music 11:30am-12:45pm]
New Ancient Songs: Chamber Landscapes, curated by Genevieve Lacey
Featuring the premier of two new works by Keller – ‘Compassionately Yours…’ & ‘Home’
 
Adelaide Festival
Ukaria Cultural Centre
119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit
$47-59
131 246
www.adelaidefestival.com.au
 
Monday 11th March [Music 6pm-8pm]
A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes, curated by Genevieve Lacey
 
Adelaide Festival
Ukaria Cultural Centre
119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit
$47-59
131 246
www.adelaidefestival.com.au
 
Saturday 16th March [Music 8-9:40pm]
Jackie Bornstein’s Women in Jazz
Jackie Bornstein (voice), Craig Fermanis (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (double bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Kew Court House
188 High St, Kew
$30/26
03 9278 4770
https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/jackie-bornstein-women-jazz
 
Wednesday 20th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Mirko Guerrini Horizontal Quartet
Mirko Guerrini (saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (double bass) & Niko Schauble (drums)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Saturday 23rd March [Music 7:30pm]
[A] Part w/ Sirens
Music by Ellen Kirkwood, performed by Sirens big band with guests Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller.
Opening set: duo by Sandy Evans (saxophone) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William St, Bathurst, NSW
$30/15
02 6333 6161
https://www.bmec.com.au/sirens-big-band.html
 
Sunday 24th March [Music 3pm]
[A] Part w/ Sirens
Music by Ellen Kirkwood, performed by Sirens big band with guests Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller.
 
Blue Mountains Theatre
104-108 Macquarie Rd, Springwood, NSW
$35/32
02 4723 5050
http://bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au/event/sirens-big-band/

 
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.