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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 - Feb 1 Paris Cat
Dany Maia Sextet - Paris Cat Jan 11
Dec 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Upcoming Gigs

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Panorama Brasil - Feb 1 Paris Cat

Saturday Feb 1, 7pm

Panorama Brasil All-Stars at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

A night of samba with Panorama Brasil, featuring Jacqueline Gawler and Dany Maia.

Two wonderful singers and an incredible band take a journey through some of the great sambas.  Songs from Cartola, Alves, Barroso, Djavan, Baden Powell and more.  Bookings here.

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Dany Maia Sextet - Paris Cat Jan 11

Dany Maia Sextet at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

Saturday January 11, 7pm

Melbourne's favourite Baiana returns to the Paris Cat for her first show of the new year.  Dany Maia is an exhilirating performer, and with her stellar band she never fails to present an incredible show.  Tickets here.

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Dec 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Sunday Dec 15, 4-6pm

Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

The Agogos are back at the Brunswick Green for the summer, on the third Sunday of each month, Nov-March.  Two sets of high-energy choro with guests such as saxophonist Ben Carr and guitarist Max Rudd.  Adam May (7-string guitar and cavaco), Paul Carey (guitar) and Al Kerr (pandeiro).  313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.  Free entry.