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18/1/18 That's a good date!  On the subject of dates - just announced, Panorama Brasil with Alda Rezende performing Os Afro Sambas in Melbourne!  April 20 & 21 at the Paris Cat Jazz Club.  Tickets on sale soon.

31/10/17 New video up in my YouTube channel.  In the studio with Tamandua, recording Bole Bole.  Recorded and filmed by Leo Dale at his WeFo Studios.

15/10/17 Panorama Brasil announce their first major show for 2018 - Brazil's Modern Poets.  Melbourne Recital Centre, Jan 31.

1/10/17  Next Alastair Kerr Quartet gig coming up soon - Oct 19 at Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy.

23/7/17 Launching the new edition of the Alastair Kerr Quartet at Lebowski's on Sun Aug 20.  5pm set, featuring some young guns - Stephen Byth on sax, Daniel Mougerman on piano, and Jordan Tarento on bass.  Moreland City Band Rooms, Cross St, Brunswick East.

21/3/17 Jobim's Masterpieces - part of this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival.  Vince Jones teams up with Doug de Vries, Matt McMahon and members of Panorama Brasil for an extraordinary night of music from one of Brazil's greatest composers - Tom Jobim.  Details here

11/1/17  New tour dates announced for Jan/Feb 2017.  Concerts with Alda Rezende in NSW, Vic, Tas and now Canberra.  Details here.

8/12/16  Just announced, Panorama Brasil and the Melbourne Recital Centre present Baden Powell's Os Afro Sambas.  Tickets on sale now.

3/11/16  Tamandua have a brand new video up on youtube.  Filmed at Leo Dale's WeFo Studios.  This one is the classic choro/samba Bole Bole.

2/11/16  The wonderful Alda Rezende returns to Australia in Jan/Feb 2017 for shows with Panorama Brasil.  Concerts in Vic, Tas, NSW & ACT.  Dates announced soon!

10/10/16  New shows added to our gigs page, including Oct 20 - Panorama Brasil at Vamos.

4/9/16 Panorama Brasil will be performing the premiere of my new suite, Chant/Call: Songs of the Gods at the Kew Courthouse on Nov 25.  Details here.

23/8/16 I'll be at Monash University on Saturday running the drum kit portion of their Audition Preparation Course.  More details here.

22/8/16  We were on ABC774 again on Thursday night.  Panorama Brasil and Trio Agogo joined forces to play some Brazilian music live on Libbi Gorr's show.  You can catch up online in their archive (until the 25th)

13/8/16  If you missed me chatting to Libbi Gore on ABC774, you can catch it online here (until the 17th).  Tune in from the 1hr mark.

8/8/16  I'll be on the ABC774 Evenings show this Wednesday (10/8), talking about Brazilian music with Libbi Gore.  I'll be playing some great music from around Brazil, but with a special focus on Rio de Janeiro.  Tune in straight after the 8pm news.

1/8/16  Catch Trio Agogo on ABC774 this Friday morning (5/8).  We'll be playing some early-morning choro for Red Symon's show, live at the Copacabana in Smith St, Fitzroy.

3/9/15 My media has been updated, with links to reviews of Panorama Brasil's shows with Vince Jones and Alda Rezende.

10/8/15  Flor de Pedra is now available on CDBaby and iTunes.

1/8/15  Panorama Brasil are pleased to announce that we'll be launching our new album, Flor de Pedra, at the wonderful Memo Music Hall in St Kilda on Saturday August 29.

16/5/15  The next Panorama Brasil album, Flor de Pedra, is almost ready.  Due for release in June 2015.

14/4/14  (Great date btw)  I've been writing some guest blog posts for Thin White Line magazine.  An irreverant look at music from the World Cup host cities of Brazil.  Read about Curitiba here.

21/10/13  EastsideFM have made The Archer & the Dancer their album of the week!  

Congratulations to the two wonderful pianists who have played with Panorama do Brasil over the past couple of years - Daniel Gassin and Matt Boden have both made it to the finals of the National Jazz Awards!  Good luck to both of them! 

The new Panorama do Brasil album, The Archer & the Dancer, is now available through my online store, and at iTunes.  Our first iTunes purchaser described the album as: "Like Thelonious Monk and Fred Wesley went on holiday in Rio during the 60's."  Thanks Trav!

Upcoming Gigs
June 2 - Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat
Dany Maia Quintet at the Paris Cat
Apr 20 & 21 - Afro Sambas with Alda Rezende

Upcoming Gigs

Please click through the tabs for information on our upcoming gigs.

June 2 - Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat

Saturday, June 2, 7pm

Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

featuring Jacq Gawler

Jacqueline Gawler, one of Australia's best interpreters of Brazilian song, joins Panorama Brasil for a tour through the works of some of Brazil's greatest songwriters.  Music from Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Cartola, Djavan, and more.  Supported by Panorama Brasil - Australia's leading Brazilian-jazz ensemble, lead by drummer/composer Alastair Kerr.  These shows regularly sell-out - bookings strongly recommended.

 Jacqueline Gawler

Dany Maia Quintet at the Paris Cat

Dany Maia Quintet at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

Friday May 25, 7pm

Dany Maia returns to the Paris Cat with her stellar band.  Joined by Daniel Mougerman (piano), Ben Carr (sax), Memo Beltzer (bass), and Al Kerr (drums), Dany brings incredible joy and energy to every performance.  Singing great songs from samba, bossa nova, MPB, and forro, Dany brings the spirit of Salvador da Bahia to Melbourne.  Bookings here.Dany Maia 1

 

 

 

Apr 20 & 21 - Afro Sambas with Alda Rezende

Panorama Brasil presents:

The Afro Sambas

Featuring Alda Rezende

Following sold-out performances with Panorama Brasil in 2017, Alda Rezende returns to Australia in 2018 to perform Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes' Afro Sambas with Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat. From the Brazilian state of Belo Horizonte, Alda is one of the most distinctive and captivating voices to emerge from Brazil in recent years.

 

A virtuosic guitarist and genius composer, Baden Powell combined classical techniques with popular harmony and swing, performing in many different styles, including bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz and música popular brasileira. His album Os Afro-sambas is a masterpiece of post-Bossa Nova Brazil. Written with poet/lyricist Vinícius de Moraes, these compositions represent the breadth and beauty of Afro-Brazilian music — music central to the Brazilian identity.Melbourne-based ensemble Panorama Brasil draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador. Lead by drummer/composer Alastair Kerr (a long-time student of Brazilian music, and one of Australia’s leading exponents of Brazilian percussion) Panorama Brasil explores the Afro roots that inspired Powell, bringing Afro-Brazilian drumming to the centre of this suite.

 

Tickets April 20

Tickets April 21

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