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Australian improvising pianist & composer Andrea Keller is dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary jazz and improvised music and 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 Still Night: Music in Poetry, Transients, Masters & Apprentices, Five Below, The Komeda Project, The Company of Pianos, From Ether, Three Lanes, The Wayne Shorter Project, The Andrea Keller Quartet/Quintet, and The Bartok Project. She was a co-founding member of the original Bennetts Lane Big Band (2001-2013).

The diversity of Keller’s approach has seen her collaborate as performer, composer and arranger with Australian large ensembles such as; the Black Arm Band, the Australian Art Orchestra, Ten Part Invention, Mike Nock’s BigSmallBand, the Bennetts Lane Big Band, & the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective, jazz musicians such as; Sandy Evans, Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Bernie McGann, Allan Browne, contemporary classical musicians and ensembles such as; Genevieve Lacey, the Song Company, Ensemble Offspring, Flinders Quartet, James Crabb, Marshall McGuire, Zephyr Quartet, Trio Solstice, Claire Edwardes and Seraphim Trio, plus Internationals such as; John Surman (UK), Silke Eberhard (GER), Ronan Guilfoyle (IRE), and Nicole Lizee (CAN).

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“Keller should be appreciated by a wider audience than she is. Over several albums she has proven to be a consummate composer, arranger and performer, that is, the complete package.” Review of ‘Travellers’ by Michael Prescott, jazzwisemagazine.com, February 10, 2016.

“This is totally original music; by that read no one else composes anything like this.” Review of ‘Wave Rider’ by Michael Prescott, jazzwisemagazine.com, March 31,, 2014.

“… 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.” Review of ‘Wave Rider’ by John Hardaker, australianjazz.net, November 27, 2013. “The result is stunning – Wave Rider is as monumental as nature yet as fleetingly lovely as nature

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