A few projects I’ve been part of for a while now have put out releases this year… check them out below!
Joe O’Connor - Confrontations
From 2013-2017 I was a part of Pianist Joe O’Connor’s trio (with bassist Marty Holoubek). Towards the end of that time Joe wrote some challenging music for us to play with guest trumpeter Scott Tinkler; fortunately one of our performances (at Wangaratta in 2016) was recording by ABC Jazz, and is now seeing the light of day.
Andrea Keller’s Five Below - Live
Over the past year or so I've been greatly enjoying regularly performing with pianist/composer Andrea Keller's newest project, Five Below. Five Below is a quintet with an unusual instrumentation of Piano, Guitar (Stephen Magnusson), Double Bass (Sam Anning), Electric Bass (Mick Meagher), and Drums (myself). We've been fortunate to have an ongoing residency at The Jazzlab, performing the last Monday night of every month, and a couple of our performances late last year were recorded and now released - check it out below!
Paul Williamson Quintet - Finding The Balance
I’ve worked with trumpeter Paul Williamson on and off for a number years now, and for the last 18 months have been performing semi-regularly with his newest quintet - featuring saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, pianist Andrea Keller, bassist Christopher Hale, and myself. We’ve just put out a new record on Jazzhead.