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 Tim Wilson and trombonist James Macaulay.
Melbourne-based Joe Chindamo is considered a world class jazz pianist, whose individual sound and style has won him many accolades and an international reputation that has seen him perform at such prestigious venues and events as Umbria Jazz Festival, The Tokyo Dome and The Lincoln Centre in New York.
Vocalist / Composer, Gian Slater is well-known in jazz and contemporary music circles in Australia and abroad. She has long been a singer’s singer: an individualist whose vocal artistry and sophisticated song writing have forged a creatively adventurous career.
Grey Is Ground is Slater’s sixth solo album released by New York based label, Biophilia Records, produced by the transcendent Barney McAll and featuring the drumming genius of Simon Barker. The album, four years in the making, marks Slater’s deepest dive into the unknown- at once fizzing, technicolor synth-epic and poignant singer-songwriter confessional.
For this special launch performance, Slater and McAll will be joined by the incredible James McLean on drums and Chris Hale on bass, and special guests Louisa Rankin and Josh Kyle on backing vocals.
Hannah Cameron will be performing a short set prior to the band.
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.
Polish born, Melbourne-based; Katarzyna is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and band leader. Inspired by Andrea Keller’s Wave Rider and Linda Oh’s Aventurine she formed her first major group the Katarzyna Wiktorski Octet in 2019. Fusing an unconventional string quartet with a piano-sax jazz quartet, her music is influenced by classical, jazz, film music and contemporary sensibilities. Kat’s music explores light and dark landscapes that create an emotional, ornate listening experience.