Andrea Keller’s award-winning ensemble Five Below features two bassists, drums, guitar and piano, and reimagines a score of Keller's compositions - throwing the music into a new light through an intense process of deconstruction, exploration, and musical innovation. Melding acoustic sounds with electronics, pedals and effects, the music of Five Below draws from an eclectic array of styles including doom, western art music, minimalism and contemporary jazz - producing a unique and arresting voice in Australian jazz.
Launching their second album and debut studio release, Life is Brut[if]al, this all-star line-up led by pianist/composer Andrea Keller also features Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), and James McLean (drums). Scott McConnachie (sax) will be joining the band for this special, one-off performance.
Andrea Keller - piano
Scott McConnachie - soprano & alto saxophone
Stephen Magnusson - guitar
Sam Anning - double bass
Mick Meagher - electric bass
James McLean – drums
Join recipients of The Australian Art Orchestra’s ‘Pathfinders’ and Melbourne International Jazz Festival’s ‘Take Note’ program for a conversation on leadership and professional pathways in improvised music.