Menu
A+ A A-

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
Melb Recital Centre July 30 - Panorama Brasil
JazzLab Sept 11 - Dan Costa (UK)
Paris Cat Aug 19 - Dany Maia

Upcoming Gigs

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

Melb Recital Centre July 30 - Panorama Brasil

Panorama Brasil presents:

Brazil's Modern Poets, Vol 2

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank

Saturday July 30, 7pm

Featuring Dany Maia and Jacqueline Gawler

From the earliest days of samba, Brazil has produced lyricists capable of social insight, cutting wit and subtle beauty. From the protest songs of the dictatorship eras, to the intimacy of bossa nova, onto MPB and beyond. Panorama Brasil presents incredible songs from some of Brazil’s greatest modern poets including Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Jobim, Lenine, Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque in an all-encompassing journey.

Details and bookings here.

 

JazzLab Sept 11 - Dan Costa (UK)

Dan Costa (UK)

Jazz Lab, Brunswick

Sunday Sept 11, 8pm

Featuring Rodrigo Salgado (bass)

Brazilian-inspired jazz with brilliant pianist Dan Costa. From the UK, Dan has performed and recorded with many legendary Brazilian musicians, including Jaques Morelenbaum, Ricardo Silveira, Teco Cardoso, Rafael Barata, Marcos Suzano and Leila Pinheiro. For his only Melbourne performance, Dan will be joined by Brazilian bassist Rodrigo Salgado, and drummer Alastair Kerr. JazzLab bookings and info here.

 

 

 

Paris Cat Aug 19 - Dany Maia

Paris Cat Jazz Club, Friday Aug 19, 6:30pm

Dany Maia Band - Samba Roots

 

Our favourite Baiana returns to the Paris Cat with her stellar band and their brilliant "Samba Roots" show. Music from the greatest sambistas - Cartola, Arlindo Cruz, Noel Rosa and more. Tickets now on sale here.