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Sounds Like: Wayne Shorter, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, Jacob do Bandolim, Hermeto Pascoal, Wynton Marsalis
Bio: Al McGrath-Kerr studied at the Canberra School of Music with legendary teacher Col Hoorweg. Now based in Melbourne, Alastair is active as a performer and teacher in the jazz and Brazilian music scenes.
In 2012 Al started a new project - Panorama do Brasil - focusing on Brazilian-influenced jaz... See Full BioMore Info
Doug de Vries and Alastair Kerr in a very special duo performance, playing music from across Brazil. Afro-sambas, choro, forro and more. Doug is internationally recognised as a master of Brazilian guitar, and has recently released an album with the legendary Mauricio Carrilho. Don't miss this feast of Brazilian guitar and percussion.
A very choro Christmas? Or something like that. Sexteto Zona Sul finish the year off at the wonderful Paris Cat. Lead by Doug de Vries, the sextet play classic and modern choro from composers such as Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim and Mauricio Carrilho.
Panorama Brasil is one of Australia's leading Brazilian music ensembles, and they return to Hobart to play for the Sixty Jazz Club. Beautiful music from across Brazil - samba, bossa nova, baiao, Brazilian jazz and more. Bookings are strongly recommended - there are only a limited number of tickets available at the door. www.panoramadobrasil.com
Panorama Brasil bring their Rosa Passos tribute to the Paris Cat for the first time. Featuring the amazing Jacq Gawler and the inimitable Doug de Vries, this is a show not to be missed. Beautiful songs from some of Brazil's finest composers. Bookings recommended.
Diana May Clark launches her new album at the Ding Dong Lounge. "The Other Side of the Girl" is packed with amazing songs from Diana and the band. For the album launch, you'll get the full band, the full extravaganza. Don't miss your chance to here these great songs live. Doors open 6pm. www.dianaclark.com.au