March 2018 Newsletter

Johannes Leubbers Dectet,
Mondays @ the Jazzlab & Transient Thursdays @ Uptown,
Autumn begins in Melbourne...


Hello! I hope the change of season bodes well for you.

I really enjoyed my interstate travels last month, twice to Sydney and also Hobart. My warmest thanks to all who came out to share in the live music experience - you are the best of them!

Here is some information on what I'm up to this month, all in Melbourne, including a special event with the Johannes Leubbers Dectet, plus the program details for Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe. 
You can also find information in the events guide on my website.


Special Event

Saturday 10th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 9-11pm]
Johannes Leubbers Dectet
10x10x10 project – the celebration of 10 years of music making with JLD through the composition of 10 new works, each written to feature one of the 10 ensemble members.
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$30/25
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 5th 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 19th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo
Tim Wilson alto saxophone & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 26th February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Thursdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 1st March  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Eugene Ball trumpet, Tamara Murphy double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 8th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino double bass, Lewis Pierre-Humbert drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 15th March  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson guitar & Andrea Keller piano (Duo)
 
Thursday 22nd March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Gian Slater voice, Stephen Magnusson guitar & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 29th March [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Marty Holoubek double bass, Sam Bates drums & Andrea Keller piano

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

'Still Night: Music in Poetry' the album is available in digital and CD formats.
You can purchase it in both forms from Bandcamp  here or in physical form only from my website here.
(NB there is a digital download card included in the CD package).

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

February 2018 Newsletter

SIMA Summer Jazz Series (Sydney),
Clarence Jazz Festival (Tas), words about Still Night in Resonate Magazine (AMC),
Love in Solitude @ the Utzon Room Sydney Opera House, plus Jazzlab & Uptown Jazz Cafe residencies...


Hello! I hope all is well in your worlds.
Here is some information on what I'm up to this month, and some words and music I'd love to share with you.

I recently wrote some words about the Still Night: Music in Poetry song cycle/album. They've been put online in Resonate Magazine (The Australian Music Centre). You can read them here.

'Still Night: Music in Poetry' the album is available in digital and CD formats.
You can purchase it in both forms from Bandcamp  here or in physical form only from my website here.
(NB there is a digital download card included in the CD package).

The following are special events I'm involved with this month, including a couple of trips to Sydney, a trip to Tassie, plus the program details for Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient THURSDAYS @ Uptown Jazz Cafe. (Transients have moved to Thursday nights @ Uptown from this month onwards).
You can also find information in the events guide on my website.


Special Events

Sunday 11th February [3pm]
Hark The Machine - Ensemble Offspring
Lamorna Nightingale flute, Jason Noble clarinet, Jacob Abela piano & Claire Edwardes percussion
 
Ensemble Offspring perform my Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission of 2017 Love In Solitude in a program that also includes works by Fiona Hill, Thomas Meadowcroft, Annie Gossfield & David Lang.
 
The Sydney Opera House – Utzon Room
$45 + booking fee
http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/upcoming-shows/hark-the-machine/
 
Saturday 17th February [Music 8pm]
Andrea Keller + Tim Wilson + Christopher Hale
Tim Wilson alto saxophone, Andrea Keller piano & Christopher Hale bass guitar
 
Laurence Pike 8pm
Keller/Wilson/Hale 9pm
 
SIMA Summer Jazz
Foundry 616
616 Harris Street, Ultimo
$38/32/25
http://www.sima.org.au/February17SummerJazzAndreaKellerTimWilsonChristopherHaleViclaurencePikePvttriosk/1214/n/3/0/0/
 
Friday 23rd February & Saturday 24th February [6:30-8:30pm]
Evans/Keller/Hoyt
Elly Hoyt voice, Sandy Evans saxophones, Andrea Keller piano, Nick Haywood double bass & Alf Jackson drums
 
Clarence Jazz Festival
Jazz Lounge @ Rosny Barn
Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania
http://www.clarenceartsandevents.net/clarence-jazz-festival/

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 5th February [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 12th February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Master & Apprentices
Bede Ford-Gaddes trumpet, Flora Carbo alto saxophone, Andrea Keller piano, TBC double bass & Sam Bates drums
 
Monday 19th February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Flora Carbo alto saxophone, Theo Carbo guitar & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 26th February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient THURSDAYS @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Thursday 1st February  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 8th February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Erkki Veltheim violin, Mick Meagher electric bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 15th February  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
James Macaulay trombone, Danny Fischer drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Thursday 22nd February [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Sam Anning double bass & 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

January 2018 Newsletter

A brief moment of quiet,
The Melbourne Jazz Co operative's 35th anniversary concert,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab, Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe & more...


Happy New Year to you all! I hope the festive season has given you a brief moment of quiet, rest and time with your families and loved ones.

'Still Night: Music in Poetry' the recording is now available in digital and CD format.
You can purchase it in both forms from Bandcamp  here or in physical form only from my website here.
(NB there is a digital download card included in the CD package).

Here are some special events I'm involved with this month, including the the MJC's 35th Anniversary concert, some gigs with my old friend Nick Haywood (now based in Tassie), plus the program details for Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe. 
You can also find information in the events guide on my website.


Special Events
Wednesday 10th January [Doors 8pm, Music 9pm]
Haywood/Keller/Schauble
Andrea Keller piano, Nick Haywood double bass & Niko Schauble drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Friday 12th January [Doors 8pm, Music 9pm]
Haywood/Keller/Schauble/Slater
Gian Slater voice, Andrea Keller piano, Nick Haywood double bass & Niko Schauble drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$25/20
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Sunday 28th January [12:30pm and running well into the evening…]
Melbourne Jazz Co operative 35th Anniversary
A host of great music, including Andrea Keller’s Masters & Apprentices featuring Max Slorach tenor saxophone, Bede Ford-Gaddes trumpet, Robbie Finch double bass, Andrea Keller piano & Sam Bates drums
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co operative
Moreland City Band Hall
22 Cross Street, Brunswick
http://mjc.org.au


Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 8th 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, Sam Anning double bass & James McLean drums
 
Monday 15th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Paul Williamson Quintet
Paul Williamson trumpet, Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Andrea Keller piano, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
Monday 22nd January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Masters & Apprentices w/ special guest Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson trumpet, Zac O’Connell alto saxophone, Josh Bennier trombone, Andrea Keller piano, Marty Holoubeck double bass & Miles Henry drums
 
Monday 29th January [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Tuesday 16th January  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Sam Anning double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 23rd 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
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
 Please note that from February 1st, Transient Tuesday will become Transient Thursday, and you will find me and various trios at Uptown Jazz Cafe every Thursday night (instead of Tuesdays).
 
Hoping that 2018 brings you all much peace and fulfilment.

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

December 2017 Newsletter

Still Night: Music in Poetry CD Launch, 
Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival,

Five Below Live Recordings,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab, Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe & more...


The first day of summer is here! To celebrate 'Still Night: Music in Poetry' is now available on bandcamp.
You can purchase it here as a digital download, or very soon you will be able to purchase hard copies from jazzhead.com/stillnight, OR, if you're in Melbourne on Sunday December 10th please come down to the CD launch at The Jazzlab in Brunswick. Details below.

Here are some special events I'm involved with this month, including the MWIJF, Still Night CD Launch, Five Below live recordings, the Company of Pianos with Sam Keevers, plus the program details for Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe. 
You can also find information in the events guide on my website.


Special Events
Friday 1st December [6pm 1 hour no interval]
The Company of Pianos with Sam Keevers
My two-piano series ‘The Company of Pianos’ continues at the MRC with Sam Keevers as my special guest. Playing tunes by us and our favourite Australians.
 
Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre & Andrea Keller
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/the-company-of-pianos-with-sam-keevers/
 
 
Saturday 9th December [Doors 8pm, Show 9pm]
Elly Hoyt: The Composer’s Voice
Celebrating Australian women composers in collaboration with jazz vocalist Elly Hoyt. Featuring Elly Hoyt voice, Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Shannon Barnett trombone, Andrea Keller piano, Jonathan Zion bass & Danny Fischer drums.
 
Presented by the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$28/25
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
http://www.mwijf.org/new-index-1/#/9-dec-elly-hoyt/
 
Sunday 10th December [Doors 7pm, Show 8pm]
Still Night: Music in Poetry **CD launch**
A meditation on omnipresent sentiments of death, grief, and loss, that incorporates poetry spanning centuries and the globe. The Still Night song cycle (composed by Keller in 2016) features Gian Slater voice, Josh Kyle voice, Julien Wilson tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, Stephen Magnusson guitar & Andrea Keller piano.
 
8pm set by Sophie Min/James Sherlock Duo
9pm set Still Night: Music in Poetry
Presented by the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$25/20
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
http://www.mwijf.org/new-index-1/#/10-dec-andrea-keller/
 
Sunday 17th December [Doors 8pm, Music 8:30 – 10:30pm]
Rajiv Jayaweera Quintet
Featuring Gian Slater voice, Shannon Barnett trombone, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass & Rajiv Jayaweera drums.
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co operative
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
http://mjc.org.au

Mondays @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 11th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below ** live recording **
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
Monday 18th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below ** live recording **
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe
 
Tuesday 5th December  [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino double bass, Lewis Pierre-Humbert drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 12th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Shannon Barnett trombone, Sam Anning double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 19th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Leigh Fisher drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 26th December [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
The Clash ** Boxing Day special **
Shannon Barnett trombone, Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Sam Anning double bass, James McLean 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

November 2017 Newsletter

Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Sydney International Women's Festival,
plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab, Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe & more...


The end of the year is fast approaching and with it comes festivals, premiers, CD launches and much more!

Here are some special events I'm involved with this month, plus the program details for Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe. 
You can also find information in the events guide on my website.

Special Events
Sunday 5th November [3:00-4:00pm]

Sam Anning Sextet @ Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
Sam Anning double bass, Danny Fischer drums, Matt Jodrell trumpet, Carl Mackey alto sax, Julien Wilson tenor sax & Andrea Keller piano
 
WPAC Theatre
Wangaratta
http://wangarattajazz.com/artists/sam-anning/
 
 
Friday 10th November [8:00 – 10:00pm]
Keller/Hale/McLean - Weekend of Beautiful Music (The City of Boroondara)
Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Lido Jazz Room
675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
$25/20
03 8658 0000
https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/Page/Lido-Jazz-Room
 
Sunday 12th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 9:00 – 11:00pm]
Paul Williamson Quintet – CD launch
Paul Williamson (trumpet), Jamie Oehlers (tenor sax), Christopher Hale (bass guitar), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co op
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
www.mjc.org.au
 
Friday 17th November [8:30pm]
Silke Eberhard (Germany) w/ Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller
Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Silke Eberhard (saxophone, clarinet, composer), Sandy Evans (saxophones), Steve Elphick (double bass), James Waples (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Foundry 616
616 Harris St, Ultimo (Sydney)
$42/36/25
02 9211 9442
https://siwjf.org

Sunday 19th November [7:00pm till late]
Benefit jazz concert for Adrian Jackson
Enormous line up of musicians – I’ll be playing a tune early on with Julien Wilson & Sam Anning
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$25/20
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
www.mjc.org.au
 
Thursday 28th November [6pm 1 hour no interval]
Merlyn Myer Music Commission 2017
My new work ‘Love in Solitude’, premiers in a performance by Ensemble Offspring with Jem Savage (sound design). 
‘Love in Solitude’ is a meditation on the eloquent thoughts of Rainer Maria Rilke presented in ‘Letters to a Young Poet’.
 
Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne
$25
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/merlyn-myer-music-commission-2017-andrea-keller/
 
Friday 1st December [6pm 1 hour no interval]
The Company of Pianos VI with Sam Keevers
My two-piano series ‘The Company of Pianos’ continues at the MRC with Sam Keevers as my special guest. Playing tunes by us and our favourite Australians.
 
Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre & Andrea Keller
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/the-company-of-pianos-with-sam-keevers/
 

Monday Series @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 6th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
The Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Monday 13th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Eugene Ball (trumpet), Max Slorach (saxophone), Robbie Finch (double bass), Maddi Carter (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano)
 
Monday 20th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Eugene ball (trumpet), James McLean (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano) – 2x duo & 1x trio sets.
 
Monday 27th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & Leigh Fisher drums

The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown
 
Tuesday 7th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, Danny Fischer drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 14th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Erkki Veltheim violin, Mick Meagher electric bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 21st November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Julien Wilson saxophone & clarinet, Sam Anning double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 28th November [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson trio

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

October 2017 Newsletter

Monday nights @ The Jazzlab,
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown

& premier of new work by Solstice Trio


Thank goodness some warmth seems to be finally heading our way down here in Melbourne! With the start of daylight saving today, it's a relief to finally imagine the long winter subsiding.

I'm spending much of my time working on two commissions, the Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission for Ensemble Offspring (premier @ MRC Salon November 28), and Flickerfor Solstice Trio, which premiers at the Melbourne Recital Centre in the Salon this month on October 25. Details here.

Other highlights for October include Mondays @ the Jazzlab with my special guest Stephen Magnusson, and the great Sydney based alto saxophonist Bob Bertles who joins me as part of the Transient Tuesday series @ Uptown Jazz Cafe.

Program details for Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown are below, and in the events guide on my website.

Monday Series @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 2nd October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
The Composer’s Circle
Phil Noy (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), Eugene Ball (trumpet), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
Monday 9th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Stephen Magnusson guitar & Andrea Keller piano (2x solo sets & a duo)
 
Monday 16th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Leigh Fisher drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 23rd October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Chris Bekker bass, Dominic Stitt drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 30th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & James McLean drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown
 
Tuesday 3rd October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Julien Wilson saxophone/bass clarinet, Danny Fischer drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 10th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Danny Fischer drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 17th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Ben Robertson double bass, Lewis Pierre-Humbert drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 24th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Bob bertles alto saxophone, Marty Holoubeck double bass, Sam Bates drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 31st October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Eugene Ball trumpet, Tamara Murphy double bass & Andrea Keller piano

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

 Special Events
 
Friday 6th October [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller featuring Monash University Jazz Students
Sandy Evans saxophones and Andrea Keller piano with Monash University Jazz Students
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 

Wednesday 25th October [6:00pm]
Solstice Trio – How We Remember
Contemporary classical piano trio perform a program of new music by Australian and International composers, which explores different states of remembering and forgetting.
Program includes the premier of new work ‘Flicker’ by Andrea Keller.
 
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
melbournerecital.com.au

Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

September 2017 Newsletter

Art Music Award win!
more from Five Below,

Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Tuesday @ Uptown.


I'm honoured to announce that I received the Award for Excellence in Jazz at the Art Music Awards held in Sydney during August. To add to the joy, I was invited to play at the ceremony with two of my all-time favourite musicians - Gian Slater & Shannon Barnett! (Flashback to 2003 'Angels & Rascals') Thanks APRA & the Australian Music Centre! 
You can read more about the Art Music Awards here.

Other highlights from August included performing Ellen Kirkwood's fantastic new work with Sandy Evans, Gian Slater & the Sirens Big band in Sydney, Christopher Hale's Ritual Diamonds with virtuoso percussionist Minyoung Woo (Korea), Scott Tinkler, Jamie Oehlers & Simon Barker to sold out rooms in both Melbourne and Sydney, and the premier of my new band Five Below (which continues in September with some special guests - see below)

Monday nights @ the Jazzlab & Transient Tuesday @ Uptown will continue throughout September  - details below, and in the events guide on my website.

Monday Series @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 4th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
The Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (bass) & Danny Fischer (drums)
 
Monday 11th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Gian Slater voice, Theo Carbo guitar, Hiroki Hoshino double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 18th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Gian Slater voice, Sam Anning bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 25th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below
Scott McConnachie saxophones, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass, Mick Meagher electric bass & Leigh Fisher drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club

 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown
 
Tuesday 5th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Julien Wilson saxophone/bass clarinet, Sam Anning double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 12th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino double bass, Lewis Pierre-Humbert & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 19th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 26th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Julien Wilson saxophone/bass clarinet, Sam Anning double bass & 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

August 2017 Newsletter

APRA PDA! Art Music Award nominations,
Five Below
 premier, Sirens Big Band,
Monday nights @ the Jazzlab, Transient Tuesday @ Uptown & more...


I'm totally thrilled to announce that I'm one of the lucky recipients of an APRA Professional Development Award. I flew up to Sydney for a total of 4 hours last week where I attended the ceremony, received a very cool trophy, gave a short speech and had my photo taken with the other winners. The cash component of the prize is incredibly generous and will go towards workshops, online courses, lessons and travel to develop my next new project, which I'm really excited about!
You can check out the full list of winners and info about the awards here.

I am also very honoured to have been nominated for two Art Music Awards!
Still Night is up for Jazz Work of the Year (alongside works by Eugene Ball, Paul Grabowsky & Tom O'Halloran), and I've been nominated for the Award for Excellence in Jazz (alongside Daniel Susnjar, Ross McHenry & Stu Hunter)
You can read more about the Art Music Awards here.

Tomorrow night, as part of my residency on Monday nights @ 'The Jazzlab', I'll be premiering my new band Five Below - not one, but two basses! guitar, drums & piano - can't wait!!

Also, in August I have the great pleasure of travelling to Sydney twice, firstly for a feature in Ellen Kirkwood's new work with the Sirens Big band, and secondly with Christopher Hale's new project Ritual Diamonds.

See below for gig details, or you can check the events guide on my website.

Monday Series @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 7th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
The Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (bass) & Sam Bates (drums)
 
Monday 14th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Kristin Berardi voice & Sam Anning bass
 
Monday 21st August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Sam Anning guitar, Paddy Fitzgerald bass, Alex Spicer drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 28th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Sam Anning Sextet
Matt Jodrell trumpet, Carl Mackey alto, Julien Wilson tenor, Andrea Keller piano, Sam Anning double bass & Danny Fischer drums
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown
 
Tuesday 1st August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, James McLean drums, Scott Tinkler trumpet & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 8th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Dave Beck drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 15th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Erkki Veltheim violin, Mick Meagher electric bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 22nd August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Sam Anning trio
 
Tuesday 29th August [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Christopher Hale bass guitar, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano

Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
 
Special Events
 
Saturday 5th August [5:00pm & 8:00pm]
Sirens Big Band present [A]part
Composed by Ellen Kirkwood and featuring Andrea Keller piano, Gian Slater voice & Sandy Evans saxophones
lo Myers Theatre
University of NSW
Sydney
0468 357 715
www.sirens-unsw.eventbrite.com.au
 
 
Saturday 19th August [7pm 1 hour no interva]
Christopher Hale & Minyoung Woo Ritual Diamonds
Minuoung Woo (Korea) percussion, Jamie Oehlers saxophone, Scott Tinkler trumpet, Andrea Keller piano, Simon Barker drums & Christopher Hale bass guitar
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co op
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Corner Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne
$30/25
03 9699 3333
www.melbournerecital.com.au
www.mjc.org.au
 
Saturday 26th August [9pm]
Christopher Hale & Minyoung Woo Ritual Diamonds
Minuoung Woo (Korea) percussion, Jamie Oehlers saxophone, Scott Tinkler trumpet, Andrea Keller piano, Simon Barker drums & Christopher Hale bass guitar
 
Freedman New Jazz series
Presented by SIMA
Sound Lounge – Downstairs at the Seymour Centre
Corner City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale (Sydney)
$38/25
02 9351 7940
www.sima.org.au

 
Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

July 2017 Newsletter

Mondays @ the Jazzlab,
Five Below *new band,
Transient Tuesday @ Uptown plus more...


Well, my new residency curating Monday nights @ 'The Jazzlab' (27 Leslie Street Brunswick) began with a  host of brilliant and inspiring musicians, playing original and improvised music. In the first three weeks alone, I shared the stage with Scott Tinkler, Angela Davis, Carl Mackey, Erkki Veltheim, Stephen Magnusson, Sam Anning, Sam Bates, Mick Meagher, Flora Carbo, Bede Ford-Gaddes and James McLean! 

This month will again begin with the Composer's Circle (a big/small band comprising leading composer/performer/improvisers), and Julien Wilson is my special guest for July.

I will also be premiering my new band Five Below as part of the Monday series. It only occurred to me as I was driving to the first rehearsal, that after 13 years of running a bass-less band, I have now created one with two basses... Perhaps I had been missing something?
See below for program details, or you can check The Jazzlab website, or the events guide on my website.

Details of gigs this month:

Monday Series @ the Jazzlab
 
Monday 3rd July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller curates The Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Scott Tinkler (trumpet), James Macaulay (trombone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (bass) & Sam Bates (drums)
 
Monday 10th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Sam Anning bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Monday 17th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Wilson/Magnusson/Collings *CD Launch*
Julien Wilson saxophone, Stephen Magnusson guitar & Phil Collings drums
 
Monday 24th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Masters & Apprentices
Julien Wilson saxophone, Stuart McCowan piano, Sam Anning bass & Miles Henry drums
 
Monday 31st July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller's Five Below
Stephen Magnusson guitar, Mick Meagher electric bass, Sam Anning double bass, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Transient Tuesdays @ Uptown
 
Tuesday 4th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Transient Tuesday w/
Eugene Ball trumpet, Tamara Murphy double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 11th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Transient Tuesday w/
Erkki Veltheim violin, Mick Meagher electric bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 18th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Transient Tuesday w/
Ben Robertson double bass, Lewis Pierre-Humbert drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Tuesday 25th July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Transient Tuesday w/
Julien Wilson saxophone, Sam Anning double bass & Andrea Keller piano
 
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
 
Special Events
 
Saturday 22nd July [7:00pm 1 hour no interval]
Johannes Luebbers Dectet
Paul Williamson trumpet, Angela Davis alto sax, Michael Wallace tenor sax, Andrew Murray trombone, Emily Thomas flute, Ben Opie oboe, Nicole Dixon French horn, Andrea Keller piano, Hiroki Hoshino bass, and Aaron McCullough drums.

Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co operative
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon
Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, City
$30/25
03 9699 3333
www.melbournerecital.com.au
www.mjc.org.au
 
Sunday 23rd July [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Keller/Wilson/Hale Solo/Duo/Trio
Time Wilson saxophone, Andrea Keller piano & Christopher Hale bass guitar
 
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co operative
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$20/15
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
www.mjc.org.au
 
Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!

Warmest,
Andrea

June 2017 Newsletter

Melbourne International Jazz Festival,
Mondays @ the Jazzlab, a Bell Award,
Still Night, Clash of the Transients & more...

May was a pretty big month! Along with receiving the Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission for 2017, the album 'Consider This' that Tim Wilson & I released last year won the Australian Jazz 'Bell' Award for Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album! You can check out the album here.
On top of that, 'Travellers' by Keller/Murphy/Browne has just received a nomination for Best Independent Jazz Album at the 2017 AIR Awards. You can check out the album here.
And, to top it all off, I'm super excited to announce that I will be curating Monday nights @ 'The Jazzlab' (27 Leslie Street Brunswick). I will be performing and/or curating every Monday night, presenting new projects, including the Composer's Circle (a big/small band comprising leading composer/performer/improvisers), new collaborations, including Masters & Apprentices, and a special guest each month. Check The Jazzlab website for program details, or the events guide on my website.

Some exciting gigs this month as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. I'll be presenting a special Transient Tuesday @ Uptown with Clash of the Transients!
Still Night: Music Poetry
 will be performed @ the Jazzlab, and as part of the Paul Willamson Quintet, I'll be opening for the Carla Bley Trio @ the MRC!!!

Details of gigs this month:

Tuesday 6th June 7:30pm
Clash of the Transients
Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Stephen Magnusson guitar, Sam Anning double bass, James McLean drums & Andrea Keller piano
3 sets [2x trios & 1x quintet]
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$45/40
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
www.melbournejazz.com
 
Thursday 8th June 7:30pm
Paul Williamson Quintet [opening for Carla Bley Trio]
Paul Williamson trumpet, Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Andrea Keller piano, Christopher Hale electric bass, & James McLean drums.
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne Recital Centre
Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
$71 – 89
www.melbournejazz.com
 
Sunday 11th June [Doors 6:30pm Show 7:00-8:00pm]
Still Night: Music in Poetry
Gian Slater voice, Vince Jones voice, Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Stephen Magnusson guitar & Andrea Keller piano
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$49/43
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
www.melbournejazz.com
 
Monday 12th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
The Composer’s Circle
Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Carl Mackey (tenor saxophone), Scott Tinkler (trumpet), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (bass) & James McLean (drums)
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Monday 19th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio
Erkki Veltheim violin, Mick Meagher electric bass & Andrea Keller piano
 3 sets: solo - Keller, duo - Veltheim/Meagher, trio - Veltheim/Keller/Meagher

The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Tuesday 20th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Transient Tuesday
Ben Robertson double bass, Lewis Pierre-Humbert drums & Andrea Keller piano
 
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
$15/10
03 9416 4546
www.uptownjazzcafe.com
 
Monday 26th June [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
 
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$15/10
03 9388 1999
www.jazzlab.club
 
Tuesday 27th June [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Transient Tuesday
Julien Wilson tenor saxophone, Sam Anning double bass & 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