Jazzy Jeudi


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 will this month be joined by hammond organ player Tim Neal along with two guest vocalists. The New Impromptu Quartet's range is diverse: energetic danceable grooves, deep rhythmic bass lines and driving percussion characterise the quartet's sound.  The band will be playing a selection of original compositions and arrangements of some of their favourite standards.

Venue and ticket info:

Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne's Basement, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Dates: Thursday 14 September at 8pm
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm. 2 sets performed between 8pm and 10pm.
Tickets: Full $20 / AFM members $15. Advanced online bookings recommended as places are limited

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Introducing the band

Tim Neal
Tim Neal is an APRA award-winning hammond organ player who has has toured extensively and played at many festivals, both in Australia and overseas and has shared stages and studios with many Australian and International acts including, Mavis Staples, Ricky Lee Jones, Dr. John, Ernest Ranglin, Joss Stone, Jimmy Smith, Gil Askey, Big Jay McNeely, Randy Crawford, Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Shane Howard,  Wendy Saddington, Jeff Lang, Nichaud Fitzgibbon , The Black Armed Band, Steve Magnusson, Julien Wilson, John Butler Trio just to name a few. He is a part of Melbourne's longest jazz residency at the Rainbow Hotel and enjoys a wide variety of genres. Tim is very much looking forward to joining with Alexander Nettelbeck and the New Impromptu Quartet for this concert.

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. Alexander has performed and recorded with artists including Kate Ceberano, Ju Ju Space Jazz, Triple J unearthed winner, Vassy, Deni Hines, Pete Hemsley’s Sons Of Invention,  sound artist and former student of esteemed composer Luciano Berio, Lazzaro Ciccolella, Pat Powell, Aleoop, Gordon Harvey, Uneq'ka (US), the Alexander Nettelbeck Trio, with drummer Simone White and bassist Jonathan Zion and the New Impromptu Quartet to name a few. His playing encompasses music styles from jazz, to reggae, boogie to rnb, and world music.

Andrew Horneman

With a love and passion for African percussion, jazz , world music and communicating though dynamic performances on the drums, Andy brings these exciting elements into music making. Andy also works with World Vision ambassador Levi McGrath and is co founder of a number of music education projects in Australia and Africa. Andy's work to date has included recording 3 studio albums with Levi McGrath (Melbourne singer songwriter) and a number of other recording projects including his own solo work. He has toured extensively through Australia and overseas and performs regularly nationally with Levi McGrath, and with artists such as Rezzalp, Alexander Nettelbeck , the New Impromptu Quartet, Mandy Meadows & The Honeytons and Rita Satch.


'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 of the Alliance Française.

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.

 A variety of artists will perform throughout the year: 

MayMonique diMattina

June – The New Impromptu Quartet with Mikey Chan

September – The New Impromptu Quartet with Tim Neal

OctoberBob Sedegreen and Friends

November – To be announced

December – The New Impromptu Quartet


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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

Postal Address:
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