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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
The Afro Sambas Tour 2020 cancelled
Paris Cat, July 31 - CANCELLED
March 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Upcoming Gigs

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

The Afro Sambas Tour 2020 cancelled

March/April 2020

Panorama Brasil and Alda Rezende

Os Afro Sambas - CANCELLED

The amazing Alda Rezende returns to Australia to perform Os Afro Sambas (The Afro Sambas) with Panorama Brasil.  The Afro Sambas are amongst the most important works of Brazilian music post-bossa nova.  You can see video here of Alda singing Berimbau in the studio with Panorama Brasil.

Saturday March 28 - Bar Maurocco, Castlemaine

Thursday April 2, 1pm - Monash University lunchtime concert. Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music auditorium.

Saturday April 4, 7pm & 9:30pm - Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne

Wednesday April 8 - Hedberg, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Thursday April 9 - Gnomon Pavilion, The Wharf, Ulverstone.

Paris Cat, July 31 - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Panorama Brasil, featuring Jacqueline Gawler

Paris Cat Jazz Club, July 31, 6:30pm

Please note the new show time.

We are very excited to be able to present live music once again, and our first gig back will be at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne on July 31. Seating is limited - please see the Paris Cat website for details on the arrangements for ticketing and their post-covid protocols. For this concert Panorama Brasil will be joined by Jacq Gawler, one of Australia's finest interpreters of Brazilian song. Tickets here.

Jacqueline Gawler

March 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Sunday March 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.