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Alastair McGrath-Kerr

Alastair McGrath-Kerr

Jazz / Brazilian MELBOURNE, VIC, AU  AU

Shows

  • Sat

    Feb 13

    Melbourne, VIC, AU | 7:00pm

    Come to Vamos and celebrate one of the most romantic days along with beautiful Brazilian Jazz and delighful food and drinks that will make your significant other’s heart melt. Order a la carte or surprise your loved ones with a tasty set menu, get a 5 course meal and two glasses of Sparkling (or wine) for $75 per person. America Do Sul Brazilian Jazz: Drawing on influences from the Caribbean, Uruguay, Mexico and Brazil, this trio is joined by Jacqueline Gawler, an extraordinary singer, songwriter and percussionist who has spent time living and recording in Rio de Janeiro with some of Brazil’s finest musicians. Expect to hear irresistible songs from ‘Ambrosia’, samba, bossa nova, cha cha and deep, fiery grooves that will ignite your senses! Drawing inspiration from artists such as Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Rosa Passos, Milton Nascimento and Jorge Ben Jor as well as muses such as Sesame Street, Iemanjá (Goddess of the Ocean) and beachside paradise Ipanema, this band is a pure celebration of the latin spirit delivered with joyful mastery…

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  • Sun

    Feb 14

    Brunswick, VIC, AU | 4:00pm

    Trio Agogo continue to galvanise the Melbourne choro scene in 2016! Join PC, Mayday and Al for more great choro hits!

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  • Sat

    Feb 20

    Connewarre, VIC, AU | 7:00pm

    For the past three years Panorama Brazil have been entertaining audiences across Australia with an amazing mix of music from across Brazil. Music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazon basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador. Bossa novas, sambas, forró, Brazilian jazz and more. Panorama Brazil is lead by Alastair Kerr, one of Australia’s leading exponents of Brazilian percussion, and for this show they will be joined by the wonderful Jacqueline Gawler. Jacq has lived in Brazil, performing and recording with some amazing musicians, and for this concert she will sing a selection of beautiful Brazilian songs in English and Portuguese.

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  • Fri

    Feb 26

    Fitzroy, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Mysterious and alluring Slide Night is a seven-piece ensemble that plays kitsch 1950s exotica music with a dark twist. The ensemble mixes classic arrangements from the likes of Les Baxter and Martin Denny with original compositions and arrangements. Slide Night perform along side two slide projectors beaming authentic travel slides from around the world.

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  • Sat

    Feb 27

    Melbourne, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Diana Clark’s ‘Com Coração’ - For the love of Brazilian Groove A burst of Sixties-spiced bossa, samba and Clark’s own Brazilian influenced songs with playful lyrics that flirt with themes of unity, travel and having an escape plan… Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Diana Clark is known for her exquisite interpretations of Brazilian classics and her recordings A Knot in the Wood, 3 Shadows of Blue, Breathe into Time and live album Diana Clark Trio with her main collaborator, brilliant guitarist Doug de Vries. Diana has brought together an exciting new line up for this special Paris Cat Jazz Basement show featuring: Guitarist Nathan Slater, Bassist Frank Di Sario and her regular collaborator, bandleader of Panorama Brasil, Drummer Alistair McGrath-Kerr. Repertoire: A selection of Jobim classics in Portuguese and English will sit alongside Milton Nascimento’s unforgettable melodies and some of Elis Regina’s best loved interpretations with a few of Clark’s own new compositions including the beguiling ‘Com Coracao’ (with heart). Soaking in the music’s roots over 4 extended trips to Brazil, Diana’s last visit included time recording with Musician/Poet/Politician Chico Cesar in his home state of Paraiba. Clark’s most recent album ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ includes her new English version of Cesar’s Afro-pop anthem ‘Mama Africa (People Got to Hear)’ and Chico himself singing on her song ‘Hang On’ co-written with guitarist / husband Doug de Vries. This music is a delight! “..A new player in the Australian pantheon of great music, singer/songwriter Diana May Clark has put out a fabulous album called The Other Side of the Girl… She’s crafted a really fantastic set of songs…it’s a mixture of Brazilian and other Latin American harmony & beats with Pop, and some great torch songs as well. Produced by Greg Arnold (of Things of Stone and Wood), along with her partner Doug de Vries on guitar, it's a fantastic production, and one I'll be sprinkling on radio over the year!" ABC Radio National 'Afternoons' Michael Mackenzie, 2015.

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  • Speirosmusic (Artist)
    Speirosmusic
    Nice work in your Salvator. Wishing you a great future with your musical career. Speirosmusic.
  • Darren Cinque (Artist)
    Darren Cinque
    "STONE FLOWER"- enjoyed the listen, GREAT song!! Just shared it on my Facebook page for my friends to listen too! All the best!
  • Sarah Leigh (Artist)
    Sarah Leigh
    best band photos ever!!!!

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About

Sounds Like: Wayne Shorter, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, Antônio Carlos Jobim

Label: Independent

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 Brasil - focusing on Brazilian-influenced jazz. ...See Full Bio

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