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Andrea Keller

Dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary, original jazz and improvised music, Andrea Keller has been described as having “one of Australia’s most consistently interesting musical minds” (Doug Spencer 2007).

During Keller's professional career, she has led numerous projects as a pianist, whose focus has been to perform her original compositions and arrangements, most notably The Andrea Keller Quartet, The Bartok Project, The Wayne Shorter Project, The Komeda Project, From Ether, and Three Lanes. She was a co-founding member of the original Bennetts Lane Big Band (2001-2013), and has released twelve albums as leader/collaborator.

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The Andrea Keller Quartet: “This is totally original music; by that read no one else composes anything like this.” — Michael Prescott, jazzwisemagazine.com, March 31, 2014 “Andrea Keller should be known throughout the jazz world, one can only hope that this album raises her international profile to where it should be.” — Michael Prescott, jazzwisemagazine.com, March 31, 2014 “Remarkably Australian in its evocations.” — John Hardaker, australianjazz.net, November 27, 2013. “Keller’s writing can make silence feel as rich as the sounded notes are.” — John Hardaker, australianjazz.net, November 27, 2013. “… The mind and sound-world of Andrea Keller, a place that is one of the most original – if not the most original – in Australian jazz.” — John Hardaker, australianjazz.net, November 27, 2013. “It is only when one hears music this brave and fantastically new that one is hit – yes: an intake of breath, a stab of joy and a little shiver of fear – with the realisation that there are still new languages to be heard, new seas to cross

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