In early 2002, Achim Kaufmann (piano), Frank Gratkowski (clarinets and alto saxophone), and Wilbert de Joode (double bass) first got together as a trio in Amsterdam. Since then, the three musicians have been touring and performing internationally on a regular basis, while constantly developing, deepening and enriching their musical rapport now documented on five CDs so far.
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 performance is a celebration of Solo/Duo/Trio formats and features Kathleen Halloran (guitar), Kim May (bass) & Darryn Farrugia (drums).
Perth born saxophonist Brandon Allen relocated to London in 2000.
Over the past 20 years he has established himself as one of the most in demand saxophonists in the UK and Europe.
In 2012 he founded The Brandon Allen Sextet, producing new arrangements that featured some of the top jazz/session musicians in the UK.
Come join us as we celebrate improvisation, soul and one of Australia's greatest ever bass players Steve Hadley.
Steve Hadley: Hofner Bass (band names redacted, but one of them involved making gravy)
Felix Bloxsom: Drums , Keys Percussion (band names also redacted, but one of them wears a massive wig so you can't see her face)
Barney McAll: Piano, Clavinet, Waves Of Nightingales (he also played with the wig wearer)
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.