Featuring a special guest each month, Keller invites Melbourne’s most prodigious creative musicians to perform in a series of nights involving: The Composers’ Circle, Solo/Duo/Trio, Masters & Apprentices, and Five Below.
The Melbourne Jazz Co-Operative presents music on Sunday nights
Chris McNulty is proud to present " An Evening of Vocal Jazz Artistry" featuring twelve stunning vocal musicians paired together to collaborate over six incredible nights/weeks.
Sophie Min (piano), Helen Svoboda (double bass) and Lachlan Hawkins (drums) are excited to present their debut trio album entitled Three Lanes. Comprised entirely of original compositions, the album showcases the group’s desire to approach improvisation with open-mindedness, adventure and sensitivity. Having played together for five years, The Min/Svoboda/Hawkins Trio have developed a strong sense of interaction, trust and understanding, making every performance a spontaneous and honest exploration of sound.
John Scurry has been a stalwart of the Australian swing and traditional jazz scene for five decades, while simultaneously being a renowned visual artist and teacher. He has performed at major jazz festivals throughout Australia, Europe and North America withiconic bands including The Red Onions, while his paintings have been exhibited at theNational Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of NSW.
The Charlotte Jane Quartet, features original arrangements, rare tunes and stellar musicianship by Charlotte Jane with Joe Ruberto, Michael Tortoni, Gideon Marcus (plus special guests). This long-standing collaboration has created onstage chemistry, freedom of improvisation and adventures foraging into new musical paths with outrageous swingin', smooth singin' and fusion jazz elements.
The Rookies were born in the spring of 2014 on the forgotten end of Brunswick Street in a room full of sweat, beer and dim lights at The Rooks Return. What started as a quiet set of background jazz for punters while they imbibed their cocktails quickly devolved into an uninhibited, drunken dance party reminiscent of a time almost forgotten.
Tripataka is proud to present a concert with special guest from India, tabla maestro Pandit Abhijit Banerjee. This collaboration will display the endless inspiration that Tripataka derived from the music of North and South India, as together the four musicians show their affinity with jazz and Indian music - two great improvisatory art forms.
The Rose Bassett Quartet is a Melbourne based group featuring Rose on Vocals, Ronan Nicholson on Double Bass, Jake Amy on Piano and Alex Spicer on Drums.
Making their debut at the Jazzlab, the group bring together a collection of standards and contemporary music to provide a dynamic listening experience, honed in by group leader Rose Bassett's unique vocal delivery.
Saxophonist/composer Rob Burke recorded his album, The Power of the Idea' (on Jazzhead) in New York in 2015 with the acclaimed American pair of bassist Mark Helias and drummer Nasheet Waits - both musicians considered archetypal improvisers on the New York scene - together with Melbourne colleagues Paul Williamson (trumpet), Jordan Murray (trombone) and Paul Grabowsky (piano).
David Rex returns to the Jazzlab with his new Quartet featuring new originals by Rex and Mark Fitzgibbon. Also tipping their collective hats with thoughtful renditions by such masters as Duke Ellington, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. David and the band hope to give their audience a vibrant, emotional experience, as well as wanting them to enjoy some not too often heard sounds.