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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.

The diversity of Keller’s approach to music has seen her perform in settings ranging from big band to solo, and has placed her on stage with artists such as Eddie Perfect, Genevieve Lacey, John Surman (UK), the Black Arm Band, Bernie McGann, the Australian Art Orchestra, Sandy Evans, Flinders Quartet, Allan Browne, Ten Part Invention, Phil Slater, The Song Company, Mike Nock, Gian Slater, Barney McAll, James Crabb, and more.

With a growing body of work traversing styles, Keller has been invited to compose and arrange music for The Song Company, Marshall McGuire, Zephyr Quartet, The Black Arm Band, Genevieve Lacey & James Crabb Duo, ‘Poetica’ ABC Radio National, Genevieve Lacey, Four Winds Festival, ANU Canberra, Claire Edwardes, Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, Seraphim Trio, Ten Part Invention, Royal Children’s Hospital, Mike Nock, and the Australian Art Orchestra.

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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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Discography

Travellers

Travellers

Jazzhead (Australia)
2015

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Wave Rider

Wave Rider

Jazzhead (Australia)
2012

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Family Portraits

Family Portraits

Jazzhead (Australia)
2012

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Galumphing Round the Nation

Galumphing Round the...

Jazzhead (Australia)
2009

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Footprints

Footprints

ABC Jazz
2007

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