9 Gordon Street Elsternwick 3185
(03) 9524 7900
Join the beautiful Sam Keevers, one of the most underrated jazz pianists in the country with a stellar line up playing swinging standards and lyrical songs by composers as diverse as, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk and the Buena Vista Social Club.
Long time member of the Vince Jones ensemble, founding member of Australia'a premier afro-cuban jazz orchestra "Los Cabrones," the Jamie Oehlers Quintet, the Sam Keevers Nonet featuring Bernie McGann, and the "Red Fish Blue," Sam's music is always joyful and inspired and a treat to be part of, whether playing swinging standards in the 60's Herbie Hancock vein or his heavily latin influenced originals, Southside is very much looking forward to this performance....
Gian Slater is a prolific vocalist and composer with an approach that incorporates wordless singing and improvisation, songwriting; electronics and extended vocal techniques; new music and contemporary composition and collaborations with theatre and dance practitioners.
She has released eight albums of her original music and has featured on many projects and recordings for acclaimed artists including Australian artists Barney McAll, Andrea Keller, Paul Grabowksy, Kate Neal, Vince Jones, Ben Hauptmann, Christopher Hale, Sam Anning, Lior, Luke Howard, Nat Bartsch, Emma Stephenson, Sam Keevers, The Australian Art Orchestra, The Monash Art Ensemble and American based artists Kate McGarry, Ben Monder, Matthew Sheens, Linda Oh, Theo Bleckmann, Nadje Noordhuis and Jo Lawry.
She has been a multiple finalist in the prestigious Freedman Fellowship, Melbourne Music Prize and Bell Awards. She was the recipient of the MJFF Apra Composers Commission, Creative Australia Fellowship and the PBS Young Elder of Jazz.
Sam Keevers - piano
Chris Hale – bass
Danny Fischer – drums