december 13: THE NEW IMPROMPTU QUARTET AND SPECIAL GUEST paul coyle
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 flugel horn and trumpet player Paul Coyle. 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.
Pianist, keyboardist and music producer Alexander Nettelbeck's compositions have featured in dance, theatre, film, and on radio and 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 eclectic range of music styles from jazz, to reggae, boogie to RnB, and world music.
Paul has been involved in the Melbourne music scene playing trumpet for over twenty years. He won the 2015 ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’ ARIA for his composing, arranging and playing on the Melbourne Ska Orchestra album ‘Sierra Kilo Oscar’. Having played with numerous bands both locally and overseas, Paul is a highly experienced and sought-after musician renowned for his creative and dynamic performances.
With a love and passion for African flavoured percussion, jazz, world music and communicating through 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.
Conrad Henderson 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.
Venue and ticket info:
Where: Alliance Française, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Date: Thursday 13 December at 8pm
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert starts at 8pm
Tickets: Full $20 / AFM members $15. Advanced online bookings recommended as places are limited
Please check if you are logged in to receive the discount.
Only one discount ticket per member (unless you hold a family membership) - membership cards will be checked on the night.
'Jazzy Jeudi' concert series 2018
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.
Jazzy Jeudi is a follow on from the successful St Kilda Summer Jazz event that began in 2016 and presented a series of concerts over one weekend with artists performing at a range of venues in St Kilda.
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