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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 - Nov 29 Paris Cat
Dany Maia - Nov 15 Paris Cat
Oct 19 - Trio Agogo at Wesley Anne

Upcoming Gigs

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Panorama Brasil - Nov 29 Paris Cat

Friday Nov 29, 8:30pm

Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

The incredible Dany Maia joins Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club for a night of beautiful Brazlian song, with special guest Rodrigo Salgado (bass).  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 - Nov 15 Paris Cat

Dany Maia Sextet at Paris Cat Jazz Club

Friday Nov 15, 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

 

 

 

Oct 19 - Trio Agogo at Wesley Anne

Saturday Oct 19, 6pm

Trio Agogo at Wesley Anne

Featuring Ben Carr

The Agogos are back at Wesley Anne.  Two sets of high-energy choro with guest saxophonist Ben Carr.  Adam May (7-string guitar and cavaco), Paul Carey (guitar) and Al Kerr (pandeiro).  250 High St, Northcote.  Free entry.