Jazzy Jeudi


Alliance Française de Melbourne & St Kilda Jazz present:

'Jazzy Jeudi' concert series 2017

Throughout the year, Jazzy Jeudi (meaning 'Jazzy Thursday' in French) will feature various jazz performers once a month on a Thursday evening, often incorporating a component of French language or a repertoire of French music. The performances will be held in the intimate concert space in the basement salon of the Alliance Française.

A variety of artists will perform throughout the year including jazz singer Monique Di Mattina, guitarist Mikey Chan, and notably The New Impromptu Quartet who will perform regularly alongside the featured performers. 

 Jazzy Jeudi is a follow on from the successful St Kilda Summer Jazz 2016 event, which presented a series of concerts over one weekend with artists performing at a range of venues in St Kilda.

APRIL 20: THE NEW IMPROMPTU QUARTET and special guest Les Gyori

Exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to latin, funk, drum n bass and soul with a fresh and open musical approach the New Impromptu Quartet comprises pianist Alexander Nettelbeck , bassist Conrad Henderson and drummer Andrew Horneman. Joining the group for this show will be the violinist and composer Les Gyori. The New Impromptu Quartet's range is diverse: energetic danceable grooves, deep rhythmic bass lines and driving percussion characterize the quartet's sound.

Venue and ticket info:

Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne's Basement,
51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Dates: Thursday 20 April at 8pm
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm
2 sets performed between 8pm and 10pm.
Tickets: Full $20 / AFM members $15.
Please check if you are logged in to receive the discount
 

Book here

 

Introducing the band

Les-Gyori
Violin - From classic hot club swing to contemporary funky grooves Les brings his unique style to the quartet's sound. A multi-genre violinist Les performs between classical, fusion, pop and jazz collaborating with a myriad of ensembles. He composes and arranges for solo and movie projects, performing sold out shows at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2015 and 2016.
 

Conrad Henderson
Bass - Conrad Henderson is the bassist for The New Impromptu Jazz Quartet. He is a prolific jazz and world music musician , a composer and arranger. Each year he performs overseas and tours extensively. He is also a renowned music educator here and abroad.
 

Alexander Nettelbeck
Piano - Pianist, keyboardist and music producer Alexander Nettelbeck's compositions have featured in dance/ theatre, film, and on radio& television. As band member and musical director Alexander has performed on headlining tours of festivals and venues in Australia, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. His playing encompasses an ecletic range of music styles from jazz, to reggae, boogie to rnb, and world music .

Andrew Horneman
Drums - With a love and passion for African flavoured percussion, jazz , world music and communicating though dynamic performances on the drums, Andy brings these exciting elements into the music making process. Andy also works with World Vision ambassador Levi McGrath and is co founder of a number of music education projects in Australia and Africa.
 


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