Aug
11
8:30pm 8:30pm

Bloom @ The Grace Darling

Joshua Kelly is a well-known saxophonist in the jazz and improvisation scene in Melbourne, though he frequently collaborates with modern soul and hip-hop collective, 30/70 and has appeared on stage with The Panics (ARIA), Albrecht Labrooy and Finding Isla as well.

Bloom is his way of connecting these influences together. A ‘cinematic’ jazz ensemble that incorporates influences of electronica, folk and hip-hop music. Not quite jazz, not quite rock or electronic music; Bloom fits somewhere in between these genres, borrowing a little from each in the poignant compositions.

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Jun
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

March to Izbica - Lebowskis Development Residency

March to Izbica is a new large ensemble work by Melbourne-based alto saxophonist, Josh Kelly. The piece serves as a vehicle to explore rhythmic improvisation in the large ensemble context through a series of pre-composed rhythm cycles that are framed by sections of free improvisation and arranged in real time by the performers. Taking influence from the intricate rhythmic music of Steve Coleman and the ‘Five Elements’, John Coltrane’s Ascension, and the layered polytonal traditional Korean music of Sinawi; this is a highly energetic, complex and expressive piece of music that allows for plenty of improvisational freedom.

The suite is entitled March to Izbica in commemoration of my great grandfather who, under Nazi rule, was separated from his family and deported from his hometown in Germany, to the Nazi Ghetto Izbica in Poland, where he perished during the Holocaust.

Trumpet: Pat Thiele & Reuben Lewis
Alto Saxophone: Joshua Kelly & Cheryl Durongpisitkul
Tenor Saxophone: Scott McConnachie & Shaun Rammers
Bass Clarinet: Tony Hicks
Trombone: James Macaulay
Double Bass: Hiroki Hoshino & Tamara Murphy
Drum Kit: Ronny Ferella & Ziggy Zeitgeist

We are lucky enough to share this residency with Scandinavia's Greatest Hits featuring the wonderful saxophonist Holly Moore with fellow 30/70 family member Jarrod Chase.

Lebowskis
16-22 Cross Street East Brunswick
Doors 5pm
$5/$10 on door

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Jun
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Three week res at the 303: Emily Bennett (Solo) & Outsider

  • 303 High Street Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)
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Three week improv takeover at the 303 featuring a different group with a solo act each week. This week:

Emily Bennett (Solo)

Outsider

Outsider are a textural improv group comprised of Josh Kelly (alto saxophone), Reuben Lewis (trumpet), Adam Halliwell (electric guitar) and Michael McNab (drum kit). Outsider perform patient group improvisations that experiment with texture, interactions of sound and timbre between instruments, and mood.

8pm
$5 entry
303 High Street, Northcote, 3070

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Jun
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Three week res at the 303: Mark Shepherd (Solo) & Josh Kelly Trio

  • 303 High Street Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)
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Three week improv takeover at the 303 featuring a different group with a solo act each week. This week:

Mark Shepherd Solo

Josh Kelly Trio

A trio lead by Melbourne saxophonist, Josh Kelly, which draws influence from two pivotal movements in jazz from the late 50’s: modal jazz and free jazz. Ideas from each movement are used to inform contemporary jazz compositions that are rooted in these traditions, but expand on them through extended harmonic and rhythmic tools influenced by the modern Melbourne and New York jazz scenes. The music is written over set rhythmic and modal frameworks, to allow the trio to embellish and expand on rhythms and counterpoint melodies over many repeats. The rhythm cycles, or grooves are influenced by jazz and traditional folk music, including African and traditional Korean music. The band features:

Josh Kelly – Alto Saxophone
Hiroki Hoshino – Double Bass
Maria Moles – Drum Kit

8pm doors
$5 entry
303 High Street, Northcote, 3070

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Jun
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Three week res at the 303: Maria Moles (Solo) & tEEEEm

  • 303 High Street Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)
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Three week improv takeover at the 303 featuring a different group with a solo act each week. This week:

Maria Moles Solo

The Emergent Euphoric Experience of Energy Music (tEEEEm)

tEEEm are an improvised music ensemble comprised of Zeke Ruckman (drum set/electronics), Adam Halliwell (electric guitar) and Josh Kelly (saxophone). The band explores concepts of 60's era free jazz, combining mindful thought with outward expression of emotion in the instrumentation of saxophone, electric guitar and drums. The music draws heavily on free jazz, but embraces the contemporary influence of sample-based and electronic music. The band aims to create music that feeds off energy which builds through the act of creation.

8pm doors
$5 entry
303
303 High Street, Northcote, 3070

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Apr
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

March to Izbica - Lebowskis Development Residency

March to Izbica is a new large ensemble work by Melbourne-based alto saxophonist, Josh Kelly. The piece serves as a vehicle to explore rhythmic improvisation in the large ensemble context through a series of pre-composed rhythm cycles that are framed by sections of free improvisation and arranged in real time by the performers. Taking influence from the intricate rhythmic music of Steve Coleman and the ‘Five Elements’, John Coltrane’s Ascension, and the layered polytonal traditional Korean music of Sinawi; this is a highly energetic, complex and expressive piece of music that allows for plenty of improvisational freedom.

The suite is entitled March to Izbica in commemoration of my great grandfather who, under Nazi rule, was separated from his family and deported from his hometown in Germany, to the Nazi Ghetto Izbica in Poland, where he perished during the Holocaust.

Trumpet: Pat Thiele & Reuben Lewis
Alto Saxophone: Joshua Kelly & Cheryl Durongpisitkul
Tenor Saxophone: Scott McConnachie & Shaun Rammers
Bass Clarinet: Tony Hicks
Trombone: James Macaulay
Double Bass: Hiroki Hoshino & Tamara Murphy
Drum Kit: Ronny Ferella & Ziggy Zeitgeist

We are lucky enough to share this residency with Scandinavia's Greatest Hits featuring the wonderful saxophonist Holly Moore with fellow 30/70 family member Jarrod Chase.

Lebowskis
16-22 Cross Street East Brunswick
Doors 5pm
$5/$10 on door

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Feb
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

March to Izbica - Lebowskis Development Residency

March to Izbica is a new large ensemble work by Melbourne-based alto saxophonist, Josh Kelly. The piece serves as a vehicle to explore rhythmic improvisation in the large ensemble context through a series of pre-composed rhythm cycles that are framed by sections of free improvisation and arranged in real time by the performers. Taking influence from the intricate rhythmic music of Steve Coleman and the ‘Five Elements’, John Coltrane’s Ascension, and the layered polytonal traditional Korean music of Sinawi; this is a highly energetic, complex and expressive piece of music that allows for plenty of improvisational freedom.

The suite is entitled March to Izbica in commemoration of my great grandfather who, under Nazi rule, was separated from his family and deported from his hometown in Germany, to the Nazi Ghetto Izbica in Poland, where he perished during the Holocaust.

Trumpet: Pat Thiele & Reuben Lewis
Alto Saxophone: Joshua Kelly & Cheryl Durongpisitkul
Tenor Saxophone: Scott McConnachie & Shaun Rammers
Bass Clarinet: Tony Hicks
Trombone: James Macaulay
Double Bass: Hiroki Hoshino & Tamara Murphy
Drum Kit: Ronny Ferella & Ziggy Zeitgeist

We are lucky enough to share this residency with Scandinavia's Greatest Hits featuring the wonderful saxophonist Holly Moore with fellow 30/70 family member Jarrod Chase.

Lebowskis
16-22 Cross Street East Brunswick
Doors 5pm
$5/$10 on door

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Dec
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

TeeeM @ Lebowskis

The Emergent Euphoric Experience of Energy Music (TeeeM) TeeeM hits the stage at Lebowskis. Improv/Experimental trio featuring:

Josh Kelly - Saxophone/Ableton
Adam Halliwell - Electric Guitar
Ziggy Zeitgeist - Drums/Sampler

Lebowskis
16-22 Cross Street,
East Brunswick
Melbourne

http://www.lebowskismusic.com/

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Dec
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Flinders Street Fisherman @ Lustre Lounge

Jazz Standards. My long running fortnightly residency in the city. You know the drill!

"Flinders Street Fishermen" is my jazz trio featuring young stallions Jordan Tarento on double bass and Kieran Rafferty on drums. We play timeless jazz standards in the classic 'saxophone trio' format. We aim to pay tribute to the artful history of jazz, while we attempt to carve our own place in the music. 

This residency has been running for over four years now! Get on down to see some jazz shredding in a more relaxed environment. 

Josh Kelly - Alto Sax
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass
Kieren Rafferty - Drum Kit

* Lineup may change if people are away or have other gigs. Very fishy indeed.

Lustre Lounge
Upstairs on the corner of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street, Melbourne CBD.

http://www.lustrebar.com.au/

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Nov
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Flinders Street Fisherman @ Lustre Lounge

Jazz Standards. My long running fortnightly residency in the city. You know the drill!

"Flinders Street Fishermen" is my jazz trio featuring young stallions Jordan Tarento on double bass and Kieran Rafferty on drums. We play timeless jazz standards in the classic 'saxophone trio' format. We aim to pay tribute to the artful history of jazz, while we attempt to carve our own place in the music. 

This residency has been running for over four years now! Get on down to see some jazz shredding in a more relaxed environment. 

Josh Kelly - Alto Sax
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass
Kieren Rafferty - Drum Kit

* Lineup may change if people are away or have other gigs. Very fishy indeed.

Lustre Lounge
Upstairs on the corner of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street, Melbourne CBD.

http://www.lustrebar.com.au/

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Oct
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Josh Kelly Trio @ Longplay

A special event in the cinema at the back of Longplay featuring the Josh Kelly Trio and sound/improvised freaky hip-hop musician Ziggy Zeitgeist to a live projected backdrop by Rhys Newling. 

Ziggy Zeitgeist - https://soundcloud.com/ziggy-zeitgeist/bohemia

Josh Kelly Trio:
A new trio lead by Melbourne saxophonist, Josh Kelly, which draws influence from two pivotal movements in jazz from the late 50’s: modal jazz and free jazz. The trio expands on major ideas from each of these movements, while incorporating some more unique influences such as the rhythmic interplay of modern Australian jazz and the modal concepts found in traditional Korean music. Josh has used these concepts and influences to compose music specifically for this trio, balancing sections of free improvisation with strong improvisation structures based on modal and rhythmic concepts. The band features:

Josh Kelly – Alto Saxophone
Hiroki Hoshino – Double Bass
Maria Moles – Drum Kit

Listen - https://soundcloud.com/josh-kelly-saxophone/trio-iv

Rhys Newling - Live Projections
https://www.facebook.com/rhysnewlingphoto/

Longplay Bar & Cinema
318 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
http://www.longplay.net.au/

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Oct
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Josh Kelly Trio @ Uptown (Presented by Melbourne Jazz Co-Op)

Young alto saxophonist, Josh Kelly, leads a new trio which draws influence from two pivotal movements in jazz from the late 50’s: modal jazz and free jazz. The trio expands on major ideas from each of these movements, while incorporating some more unique influences such as the rhythmic interplay of modern Australian jazz and the modal concepts found in traditional Korean music. The Trio comprises Josh Kelly (alto saxophone), Hiroki Hoshino (acoustic bass), and Maria Moles (drums).

Melbourne Jazz Co-Op
Uptown Jazz Cafe
177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

http://mjc.org.au/
http://www.uptownjazzcafe.com/
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Sep
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Josh Kelly Trash Trio @ Wesley Anne (Residency)

For the month of September, the trash trio will be taking over the front bar of Wesley Anne smashing out some New Orleans staples. Just as spring begins to sprung (?)

Josh Kelly - Clarinet
Sam O'Halloran - Guitar
Hiroki Hoshino - Double Bass
Special Guests - Saxophones/Trumpets/etc.

The Wesley Anne
250 High Street, Northcote
http://wesleyanne.com.au/

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Sep
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Josh Kelly Trash Trio @ Wesley Anne (Residency)

For the month of September, the trash trio will be taking over the front bar of Wesley Anne smashing out some New Orleans staples. Just as spring begins to sprung (?)

Josh Kelly - Clarinet
Sam O'Halloran - Guitar
Hiroki Hoshino - Double Bass
Special Guests - Saxophones/Trumpets/etc.

The Wesley Anne
250 High Street, Northcote
http://wesleyanne.com.au/

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Sep
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Josh Kelly Trash Trio @ Wesley Anne (Residency)

For the month of September, the trash trio will be taking over the front bar of Wesley Anne smashing out some New Orleans staples. Just as spring begins to sprung (?)

Josh Kelly - Clarinet
Sam O'Halloran - Guitar
Hiroki Hoshino - Double Bass
Special Guests - Saxophones/Trumpets/etc.

The Wesley Anne
250 High Street, Northcote
http://wesleyanne.com.au/

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Sep
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Josh Kelly Trash Trio @ Wesley Anne Front Bar (Residency)

For the month of September, the trash trio will be taking over the front bar of Wesley Anne smashing out some New Orleans staples. Just as spring begins to sprung (?)

Josh Kelly - Clarinet
Sam O'Halloran - Guitar
Hiroki Hoshino - Double Bass
Special Guests - Saxophones/Trumpets/etc.

The Wesley Anne
250 High Street, Northcote
http://wesleyanne.com.au/

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Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Flinders Street Fisherman @ Lustre Lounge

My long standing bi-weekly residency at Lustre Lounge, a cocktail bar in the city.

"Flinders Street Fishermen" is my jazz trio featuring young stallions Jordan Tarento on double bass and Kieran Rafferty on drums. We play timeless jazz standards in the classic 'saxophone trio' format. We aim to pay tribute to the artful history of jazz, while we attempt to carve our own place in the music. 

This residency has been running for over three years now! Get on down to see some jazz shredding in a more relaxed environment. 

Josh Kelly - Alto Sax
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass
Kieren Rafferty - Drum Kit

* Lineup may change if people are away or have other gigs. Very fishy indeed.

Lustre Lounge
Upstairs on the corner of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street, Melbourne CBD.
You'll hear us!

http://www.lustrebar.com.au/

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Aug
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Josh Kelly Trio @ Lebowskis

A new trio lead by Melbourne saxophonist, Josh Kelly, which draws influence from two pivotal movements in jazz from the late 50’s: modal jazz and free jazz. The trio expands on major ideas from each of these movements, while incorporating some more unique influences such as the rhythmic interplay of modern Australian jazz and the modal concepts found in traditional Korean music. Josh has used these concepts and influences to compose music specifically for this trio, balancing sections of free improvisation with strong improvisation structures based on modal and rhythmic concepts. The band features:

Josh Kelly – Alto Saxophone
Hiroki Hoshino – Double Bass
Maria Moles – Drum Ki

Lebowskis
16-22 Cross Street East Brunswick
(The Moreland City Band Hall)
http://www.lebowskismusic.com/

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Aug
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Flinders Street Fisherman @ Lustre Lounge

My long standing bi-weekly residency at Lustre Lounge, a cocktail bar in the city.

"Flinders Street Fishermen" is my jazz trio featuring young stallions Jordan Tarento on double bass and Kieran Rafferty on drums. We play timeless jazz standards in the classic 'saxophone trio' format. We aim to pay tribute to the artful history of jazz, while we attempt to carve our own place in the music. 

This residency has been running for over three years now! Get on down to see some jazz shredding in a more relaxed environment. 

Josh Kelly - Alto Sax
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass
Kieren Rafferty - Drum Kit

* Lineup may change if people are away or have other gigs. Very fishy indeed.

Lustre Lounge
Upstairs on the corner of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street, Melbourne CBD.
You'll hear us!

http://www.lustrebar.com.au/

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