QUARTETS MAKE WAVES

Andrea Keller

Andrea Keller                        (Image supplied)

CD LAUNCH: Andrea Keller launches her latest album, Wave Rider, with her quartet and a string quartet at The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, 7pm, Wednesday 20 November

Pianist and composer Andrea Keller has taken music composed over the past three years and arranged it to include a string quartet comprising Erkki Veltheim violin, Helen Ayres violin, Matt Laing viola and Zoe Knighton cello.

The launch will, of course, feature Keller’s long-standing quartet with Eugene Ball on trumpet, Ian Whitehurst on tenor sax and Joe Talia on drums and percussion.

The performance will be one hour long, with no interval. Drinks may be brought into the auditorium for this performance. The quartets will perform recent works by Keller, including Meditations on Light (2012) and excerpts from Place (2010).

Wave Rider is released through Jazzhead records (November 20, 2013).

Melbourne Recital Centre Salon is at the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Melbourne
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Andrea Keller has supplied a track from the album with some video footage taken during its creation: ‘Illuminate’

Keller’s album ‘Family Portraits’ was nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album 2013, and nominated as Best Jazz Album 2013 in The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards.

ROGER MITCHELL

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