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Welcome to my website

Live music is back in Melbourne!  Check the gigs tab for upcoming shows.  However, many musicians still really need the support of platforms like Bandcamp to make ends meet.  Bandcamp are continuing to waive their revenue share on the first Friday of each month, which means more money from album sales goes straight to the artists.  But there are other platforms, and frequently the best way to support the artist is to buy directly from them.  And don't forget that little things like subscribing to youtube channels, or following facebook pages can really help too.

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New album from Trio Agogo!!!

https://alastairkerrquartet.bandcamp.com/releases

Sign up to my enews now to find out about gigs, new albums, videos and more.  If you're lucky, you'll see my dilletante-ism in full flight!  We'll also be launching our new podcast very soon.  I say "stay tuned," but that's not how podcast technology works.Al

On the concert front, Panorama Brasil will be back on stage in December, and then in 2021 we will be bringing you a brand new collective of Australian and Brazilian jazz musicians!  Like us on facebook or follow us on twitter to stay up to date.  We're also releasing more video and recordings from the back catalogue, so make sure you subscribe on youtube.

For details on all of these events, check my GIG listings.  You can also find information about all of these groups, including mp3s and videos on this site.  And you can visit us on facebook, see the latest videos on the new Panorama Brasil youtube channel, check out my instagram or catch Panorama Brasil on twitter (panorama_brasil).

Upcoming Gigs
Jan 23 - Choro at Open Studio
Paris Cat Feb 27 - Panorama Brasil - Black Orpheus
Jazz Lab - Jan 22 - Aus-Braz Ens debut

Upcoming Gigs

Please click through the tabs for information on our upcoming gigs.

Jan 23 - Choro at Open Studio

Gone Troppo at Open Studio

Saturday January 23, 9pm

Classic choro from the Gone Troppo duo - Max Rudd and Yael Zamir - with special guest Al Kerr on pandeiro.  More details here.

 

Paris Cat Feb 27 - Panorama Brasil - Black Orpheus

Panorama Brasil - Black Orpheus preview show

Paris Cat Jazz Club, February 27, 6pm

Featuring Jacq Gawler and Dany Maia

Please note the new show time.

Panorama Brasil return to the Paris Cat on Feb 27 with a very special all-stars show, including a sneak preview of our new Black Orpheus show!

Jacqueline Gawler

Jazz Lab - Jan 22 - Aus-Braz Ens debut

Jazz Lab - Friday Jan 22, 7:30pm

Austrlian Brazilian Ensemble - DEBUT

The Australian-Brazilian Ensemble is a new collective of improvisers and composers with a shared interest in the mixing of musical cultures, and the exploration of new compositional and improvisational spaces. The premiere of this group will feature guitarist Ken Murray as guest-musical director, with additional compositions from Australian and Brazilian composers.  Bookings here.

Ken Murray is a leading figure in Australia’s vibrant guitar scene, and is recognized for his work in new Australian works as well as his interpretations of Spanish and Brazilian styles. He has recently recorded a new album of his own compositions, and this performance will feature many of those pieces.

Ken Murray – guitar/musical director
Rodrigo Salgado – bass
Paloma Bica - violin
Alastair Kerr- drums/percussion
Erica Tucceri – flute
Darrin Archer - piano