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
Starting at 11:30pm, this late night set of music brings the all night vibe of New York to the heart of Brunswick
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.
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.
Why did it take 20 years for trumpeter, composer and eternal sideman Eugene Ball to form a quartet under his own name? Because until then, he could not get James Macaulay (trombone – winner of the National Jazz Award 2017), James McLean (drums – winner of the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship), and Mick Meagher (electric bass – too good to mess with competitions) on the same stage.
To see David Jones in action is to witness a wizard weaving spells, a master at work achieving the seemingly impossible. His arms move in fluid Tai-Chi-like motions, his face is relaxed and transmitting his joy to the audience, and if you closed your eyes, you would swear there were at least 2 drummers on stage.