Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers "The Differences"

Two of Australia’s most recognised and awarded jazz talents, vocalist Gian Slater and saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, have been collaborating on various projects over the past 15 years. In 2012  they entered the studio with their regular Melbourne based rhythm section of Paul Grabowsky, Ben Robertson and Dave Beck to record an album of Gian’s originals, as well as some of their uniquely arranged covers from artists as diverse as Paul Simon and Rodgers and Hart. This is a sublime album that combines their unique talents; Gian’s hauntingly beautiful, original and sometimes minimalistic voice and Jamie’s firebrand intensity and virtuosity. Tonight Gian and Jamie will present music from this CD, with Sam Keevers (piano), Ben Roberston (bass) and Danny Fischer (drums). 

She has released eight albums of her original music – In My Head (2004), Our Galaxy (2006), Creatures at the Crossroads (2009), The Differences (2012), Still Still (2014), Empathy Chip– Sylent Running (2008), Gone without Saying– Invenio (2011) and Clarion/Whisper – Invenio (2014). She has featured on many projects and recordings for acclaimed artists including Australian artists Barney McAll, Andrea Keller, Paul Grabowksy, Kate Neal, Vince Jones, Ben Hauptmann, Christopher Hale, Sam Anning, Lior, Luke Howard, Nat Bartsch, Emma Stephenson, Sam Keevers, The Australian Art Orchestra, The Monash Art Ensemble and American based artists Kate McGarry, Ben Monder, Matthew Sheens, Linda Oh, Theo Bleckmann, Nadje Noordhuis and Jo Lawry.

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading jazz musicians, Jamie Oehlers was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition and has won numerous awards in Australia, including an Australian Jazz Award for Best Australian Jazz Artist as well as three for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, a Limelight Award for “Best Jazz Release”, a James Morrison Scholarship, a Western Australian Music Industry Award for International Achievement, has been nominated for an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Recording Industry Award’s for Best Jazz Album. He has performed throughout the world with international jazz artists like Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Charlie Haden, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers, Geri Allen, Ronnie Scott, Jamie Cullum and Cindy Blackman and has recorded 15 albums as a leader. 

The CD "The Differences" will be available on the night. 

Gian Slater – Voice
Jamie Oehlers – Saxophone
Sam Keevers –Piano
Ben Robertson – Bass
Danny Fischer - Drums

Doors Open 16 Mar 2018 8:00 pm
Music Starts 16 Mar 2018 9:00 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 16 Mar 2018 7:30 pm
Ticket Price $30 or $25 concession
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab
Unsold tickets available at the door
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27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9388 1999


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