The Andrea Keller Quartet have returned from their European tour and are launching their new CD 'Little Claps' (Jazzhead)on Wednesday 22nd August (2007) at Yarra Edge Theatre NMIT Fairfield campus, Yarra Bend rd Fairfield 7-9pm $10/$12
b. 27th July 1973
Composer, pianist and improviser Andrea Keller is a leading light in Australian Contemporary music. Living in Melbourne, she performs with many ensembles at the forefront of the jazz scene and receives commissions from festivals and musicians throughout Australia.
She has released four CDís as leader winning her two Aria Awards for Best Jazz Album (2002, 2003), Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album (2003 Bell Awards) and was awarded the inaugural MCA/Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship (2001).
"one of the most original thinkers on the Australian scene... she has the priceless ability to think outside the square."
Review of 'Angels and Rascals' by Adrian Jackson, Rhythms, August, 2005.
"Pianist Andrea Keller is a major talent on the thriving Australian scene...
Apart from being an outstanding piano player, Keller has the gift for writing totally distinctive and engaging compositions. This recording stands as a marker of just how good Australian jazz is."
Review of 'Angels and Rascals' by Bev Stapleton, AllAboutJazz.com, January, 2006.
"One of this country's most daring and fascinating composers, she produces work that bristles with surprises, a powerful blend of European lyricism with space and improvisation."
Review of 'Angels and Rascals' by Leon Gettler, The AGE, May 5, 2005.