Love in Solitude, AAO Solo Series, The Arvo Pärt Centre, Italy, plus Mondays @ the Jazzlab and Transient Thursdays @ Uptown and more...
The year is flying along, and these final few months will see many travels, recordings (live & studio), collaborations & premiers!
I'm thrilled to have been nominated for a few awards, including The Australian Music Prize (for Transients Volume 1), and the Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz, plus an Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble (Five Below Live).
Ensemble Offspring, who worked with me on my Merlyn Myer Composing Womens Commission Love in Solitude are currently on a European Tour, and I am honoured that they will continue to perform my piece (inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet) as part of The Night With... portion of the tour.
They even had my old friend and colleague Peter Humble create an extraordinary video to accompany their recording of Love in Solitude! You can watch it here.
I'm grateful to have been included in the Australian Art Orchestra's Solo Series in celebration of their 25th year. You can watch my contribution here with thoughtful words from artistic director Peter Knight.
Also happening this month - I'll be in Estonia visiting the Arvo Pärt Centre again as part of my PhD research, followed by some performances in Italy with saxophonist Mirko Guerrini. Plus, the launch of incredible singer/composer Elly Hoyt's fantastic new album The Composers' Voice: Celebrating Australian Women Composers promises to be a great night!
My regular Monday nights at the Jazzlab continue, including the Mondays Live at the Jazzlab recording project that features a duo with Stephen Magnusson this month. Also part of this months program is an 'unplugged' night with Elly Hoyt while she's here on her album launch/Freedman Fellowship tour. Five Below continues to work up new repertoire for our first studio recording that is coming up in October, with a performance that includes formidable saxophonists Scott McConnachie & Julien Wilson, as well as Jim Keller voice/spoken word.
Transients - a series of trios presented every Thursday night at Uptown Jazz Cafe in Fitzroy continues this month with an awesome line up of musicians such as Flora Carbo, Robbie Finch, Hiroki Hoshino & Sam Bates. Here is a review of the album Transients Volume 1 by John Shand.
While I'm in Europe Mark Fitzgibbon, Darrin Archer and Steve Grant are all filling in for me with their trios at both Jazzlab and Uptown.
Full details on the various personnel listings for my Monday nights at the Jazzlab and Transientson Thursday nights at Uptown Jazz Cafe can be found below.
I hope to see you out there :)
Thanks for reading and supporting creative Australian music!
Friday 6th September [Doors 8:00pm]
Elly Hoyt ‘The Composers’ Voice: Celebrating Australian Women Composers’
** Album Launch **
Elly Hoyt - voice | Julien Wilson - saxophone | Andrea Keller – piano | Tamara Murphy – double bass | TBC – drums |
The Jazzlab | 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick | $30/20 |
03 9388 1999 | www.jazzlab.club
Andrea Keller curates Mondays @ the Jazzlab
Monday 2nd September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller curates the Composers Circle
Zac O’Connell – alto saxophone | Carl Mackey – tenor saxophone | Josh Bennier – trombone | Andrea Keller – piano | Sam Anning – double bass | Luke Andresen – drums
Monday 9th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller & Elly Hoyt
Elly Hoyt - voice | Julien Wilson - saxophone | Andrea Keller – piano | Sam Anning – double bass |
Monday 16th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Solo/Duo/Trio *Live Recording*
Stephen Magnusson - guitar | Andrea Keller – piano |
Monday 23rd September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Mark Fitzgibbon Trio
Mark Fitzgibbon – piano | Hiroki Hoshino – double bass | Luke Andresen – drums |
Monday 30th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30pm]
Andrea Keller’s Five Below + guests
Scott McConnachie – saxophones | Julien Wilson – saxophones | Stephen Magnusson – guitar | Sam Anning - double bass | 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 5th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Flora Carbo – saxophone | Robbie Finch – double bass | Andrea Keller – piano |
Thursday 12th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Hiroki Hoshino – double bass | Sam Bates – drums | Andrea Keller – piano |
Thursday 19th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Darrin Archer Trio
Thursday 26th September [Doors 8:00pm Music 8:30-10:30pm]
Steve Grant Trio
Uptown Jazz Café | 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy |
03 9416 4546 | www.uptownjazzcafe.com
Transients Volume 1 (featuring Flora Carbo, Julien Wilson, James Macaulay, Sam Anning, Stephen Magnusson, Leigh Fisher, Christopher Hale & James McLean), along with my full back catalogue (Thirteen Sketches, Mikrokosmos, Angels & Rascals, Footprints, Little Claps, Galumphing 'Round the Nation, Three Lanes, Family Portraits, Wave Rider, Still Night, Five Below Live, & The Komeda Project), can be purchased online from my website or Bandcamp. CD and digital versions available for most.
A very limited number of Five Below hoodies still available - you can reply to this email, visit my Bandcamp page, or come to a Five Below gig (generally the last monday of the month) at the Jazzlab to purchase one.
Please refer to my website for more information, including events guide, recordings page & more!!