Trained in both classical piano, and Jazz & Improvisation (VCA), accomplished pianist and keyboardist Louise Goh is a longstanding member of the Melbourne music scene. She released her debut piano trio album, Crossing Ahead, in 2013 with L.A.A., and in 2018 she had toured overseas, performing with the multi award-winning cabaret act, Yana Alana and The Paranas (in which she is a core member) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Soho Theatre, London.
In 2019 she released It’s the little things showcasing Goh’s original compositions, which have a strong lyrical focus, featuring contemporary sounds (including Nord keyboard and Korg synthesizer) and an emphasis on fusion-style groove and rhythm.
Her group features collaborators Craig Strain (electric bass), Aaron Light (drums) and Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone & flute), playing tunes from the album, along with some new material.
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 trumpeter Niran Dasika and bassist & vocalist Helen Svoboda.
Melbourne’s own Jazzlab Orchestra presses re-set on the big band tradition: creating visionary, original, genre-bending jazz music with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. Led by composer/arrangers Cheryl Durongpisitkul and Madison James Smith, the orchestra celebrates Melbourne’s next generation of instrumentalists.
Tenor saxophonist Richard Pavlidis has spent the pandemic months creating ‘Origins’, his second studio album.
Featuring a traditional jazz quartet combined artfully with synthesizers and orchestral instruments, ‘Origins’ appeals as a highly accessible mainstream jazz album, while at the same time exploring some uniquely Covid-era remote recording techniques.
Tonight, Richard performs the album acoustically live on stage featuring the brilliant Mina Yu (Piano), Owen Downie (Bass) and Ben Charnley (Drums).
Mat Jodrell is one of Australia’s finest trumpet players, performing at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16 and teaching at the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC to name just a few of his achievements. He has been a member of bands led by Miguel Zenon, Jon Batiste, Ron Carter, Maria Schneider and Paul Anka.
An unstoppable double headline, Thando and Belle will be singing the songs of JILL SCOTT & LALAH HATHAWAY. If you are a lover of Soul and R&B, this is a show not to be missed.
Accompanied by an angel band, Sam Cox on Guitar, Joshua Azriel on Keys, JAYDEAN and Angelia Pantelli on Backing Vocals.
Let us take you on ‘A Long Walk’, with Thando & Belle.