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The Alastair Kerr Quartet

Al Kerr FrontCover WEBThe Alastair Kerr Quartet was formed in 2009, primarily as a vehicle for Kerr's compositions. A distinctly Australian sound, but clearly influenced by a love of Brazilian and Cuban music, the group’s sound combines a quirky harmonic sense and high level of group interaction.  The first edition of this quartet was underpinned by the responsive rhythm section of Kerr and Sam Zerna (bass), with Marc Hannaford’s energetic and highly rhythmic work on piano spurring on trumpeter Pat Thiele in his improvisations – alternatively angular and cascading – in a band that uses delicacy and space in equal measure with intense, driving grooves.

In 2017 Alastair launched the new edition of this group, with the exciting young talents of Stephen Byth (sax), Daniel Mougerman (piano), and Jordan Tarento (bass).  Following Byth's move to Boston to undertake his Masters at Berklee, trumpeter Paul Williamson joined the group.

In 2010 the Quartet opened for Chucho Valdes at the Melbourne Recital centre, and this was followed by the release of their debut album The Ultimate Fate of... Buy the album here!

 

Upcoming Gigs
Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown
Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos
Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Upcoming Gigs

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Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown

Saturday September 29, 8:30pm

Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown Jazz Cafe

One of Australia's leading trumpeters, Paul Williamson, presents music from great Australian composers, with his quartet featuring Joe O'Connor, Hiroki Hoshino and Al Kerr.  uptownjazzcafe.com 171 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

 

 

 

Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos

Dany Maia Quintet at Vamos

Fridays from 7:30pm

Dany Maia brings the best of Brazil to Vamos every Friday night.  Joined by her stellar band, Dany brings incredible joy and energy to every performance.  Singing great songs from samba, bossa nova, MPB, and forro, Dany brings the spirit of Salvador da Bahia to Melbourne.  Bookings here.  Level 1, 37 Little Bourke St.Dany Maia 1

 

 

 

Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Saturday October 6

Featuring Doug de Vries and Diana Clark

Panorama Brasil hit the road for a one-off concert in Wangaratta, featuring the amazing Doug de Vries and Diana Clark.  Full details and tickets here.