Formed around the turn of the century by double bassist Steve Purcell as a Count Basie style dance band, The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra has evolved over more than 15 years to become a unique Melbourne musical institution with an enormous repertoire of original charts and ties through out Melbourne's musical universe.
30th Anniversary Reunion Concert 1991-2021
Thirty years have passed since our debut gig at The Limerick Arms (South Melbourne), then Melbourne's premier jazz venue.
We are really excited to get together again (minus our beloved bassist Peter Giatrakos who has moved to Greece)
Featuring: Lachlan Davidson - Sax & Flute, Nick Haywood - Bass, Steve Sedergreen - Piano, CARLOS FERREIRA - Drums & Percussion
Plus Special Guests including...
Dany Maia - Vocals & Mario Lattuada - Guitar
The scheduled trio for this concert was Svoboda/O’Connor/Green, which brings together three musicians who turned to jazz esoterica in their formative years in Brisbane: drummer Tim Green, double bassist Helen Svoboda and pianist Joe O’Connor. While O’Connor and Svoboda are now both based in Melbourne, COVID-issues made it impractical for Green to travel from Brisbane for their CD preview Launch.
Andrea Keller’s ongoing Monday night residency at the Jazzlab delivers a varied program including the Masters & Apprentices series, Five Below, the Composers Circle, Piano Club, Celebrating Voice and more.
This week sees the return of Wave Riders featuring Mick Meagher (electric bass), Scott McConnachie (saxophone), Rama Parwata (drums), and Jack Richardson (guitar)
This is a newly formed quintet led by tenor saxophonist Anton Delecca featuring long term collaborators Danny Fischer (drums), Darrin Archer (piano) and Tom Lee (bass), along with rising star alto saxophonist Flora Carbo.
The music is passionate and draws from a diverse range of influences including folk, gospel, spiritual jazz, 70s acid fusion and music from the current NYC jazz scene.
Yunior Terry is a Cuban bassist, violinist and composer internationally known for his complex grooves, and contagious rhythms fusing Jazz with Afro-Cuban traditions. The youngest son of one of Cuba’s most gifted musical families, he is a prolific performer possessed by a belief in the transformative power of live music.
Regarded as one of New York City’s most sought after bass players, he has toured with Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache, Eddie Palmieri, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ravi Coltrane, The Latin Jazz All Stars, and Jeff “Tain” Watts among many others.
Ben Carr: sax
Ross Irwin: trumpet
Brett Williams: piano
Danny Fischer: drums