Wilson/Anning/Keller have performed together since 2016, developing via composition and improvisatory explorations.
Andrea, Sam and Julien have been performing together regularly as a trio since January 2016, developing their song book via a steady stream of original works and improvisatory explorations.
Their musical chemistry and joy in spontaneity imbue their interactions and dialogue in a way that both invites and exhilarates the audience.
Andrea Keller is an Australian pianist, composer and improviser. She is an active member of Australia’s contemporary creative jazz community through multiple roles as performer, composer, arranger, recording artist, researcher, educator, mentor, and curator.
Over the past two-decades she has devised and produced a large and varied body of work. With a propensity for the ‘new’, Andrea is somewhat of a serial bandleader.
Highly lauded for her music in Australia, Andrea has received numerous awards for her albums, ensembles and compositions, including three ARIA’s, multiple Australian Jazz Bell, and more.
A champion of Australian creative music and a nurturer of emerging musicians, Andrea runs the educational program Gender Defying Jazz and is Head of Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.
Sam Anning is one of Australia’s leading musical voices as a double bassist and composer.
He has released five albums as a band leader, achieving critical acclaim and winning awards including the Age Music Victoria Award for Jazz Album of the Year, Bell Award for Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year, and shortlisted for the 14th Australian Music Prize Album of the Year.
Sam’s more recent work with Archie Roach as a bass player and producer has garnered ARIA Awards.
Multiple award winning Melbourne saxophonist Julien Wilson has been one of Australia’s outstanding voices on the tenor saxophone for close to three decades.
He is featured on albums by luminaries including Barney McAll, Stu Hunter, Mike Nock, Jonathan Zwartz, Kristin Berardi, Sam Anning, Andrea Keller and Vanessa Perica and has shared the stage with Jim Black, Kurt Elling, Bob Moses, Hermeto Pascoal, Charlie Haden and the Sydney & Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
He founded Lionsharecords in 2013 to release his own music. The label debut, This is Always, an album of jazz ballads with Allan Browne, Barney McAll & Jonathan Zwartz, received the first ever Australian Jazz “Bell” Award trifecta for Best Album, Best Composition and Best Ensemble.