Young trumpeter, composer, producer, electronics and vocalist Felix Meredith takes you on an adventurous, sublime journey.
Wth his disparate band of musicians, having fun, sometimes chaotically deconstructing and reconstructing the groove based music they love.
Felix Meredith (trumpet/vocals/electronics), Joe Amenta (guitar), Phil Collings (drums), Michael Tortoni (bass)
Sydney percussionist/composer Laurence Pike returns to Melbourne to launch Prophecy – his third solo album in as many years for the UK’s Leaf Label, following Distant Early Warning (2018), and last year’s acclaimed Holy Spring. Created during the height Australia’s recent catastrophic fires, the music on Prophecy adopts the working formula of ‘one-take’ studio performances for drum kit and sampler; channel- ing the moment through Pike’s singular, organic use of electronics, and intuitively constructed arrangements.
he opening set features Niran Dasika, a multi award-winning trumpeter and improvisor, known for his etherial, expressive trumpet playing and deeply evocative compositions, described as “ravishing” (Sydney Morning Herald) and “exquisite” (Australian Book Review). Niran’s solo performances combine his virtuosic trumpet playing with synthesisers and live electronics to create immersive, beautiful soundscapes, all with a focus on his lyrical trumpet playing.
Following the passing of esteemed mentor Allan Browne in 2015, Andrea Keller created Transients, a series of trios inspired by Browne’s musical philosophy and collaborative spirit.
Transients have held residencies at Bennetts Lane and Uptown Jazz Cafe, released two albums (Transients Volume 1 & 2) and won the Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album in 2019.
Joining Andrea for this performance will be saxophonist Angela Davis and guitarist Theo Carbo.