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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
Panorama Brasil - Aug 24 Paris Cat
Dany Maia - Aug 10 Paris Cat

Upcoming Gigs

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Panorama Brasil - Aug 24 Paris Cat

Saturday Aug 24, 7pm

Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

The incredible Jacq Gawler joins Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club for a night of beautiful Brazlian song.  Music from some of Brazil's greatest composers - Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Djavan and more.  Bookings recommended - reserved seats for these shows always sell out.  Limited door sales available.  Bookings here.

 

 

Dany Maia - Aug 10 Paris Cat

Dany Maia Quintet at Paris Cat Jazz Club

Saturdays Aug 10 7pm

Dany Maia brings the best of Brazil to the Paris Cat Jazz Club.  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.  6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne.Dany Maia 1