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Streaming gig with Steve Barry for the Jazz Social, Friday May 22 

I'm looking forward to playing a gig with the incredible pianist Steve Barry on Friday! It's been a while between gigs thanks to a pandemic, social isolation and distancing etc. 

Please tune in to the Jazz Social channel on Youtube on Friday night at 7.30pm AEST.

There will be three short 20-minute sets by different artists followed by an informal Q and A.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWuWlhNa48cAhOo8BXt5XA 
The gig is free and payment is by donation through paypal link below or in the Youtube stream. 
PayPal.me/thejazzsocial

New Pozible Crowdfunding Campaign for the upcoming Berardi/Foran/Karlen Album 

This album has been some time in the making... We flew the outstanding European vibraphone player and composer Pascal Schumacher out for a recording and performances at the Brisbane and Melbourne International Jazz Festivals a few years ago and are about to release the album HAVEN! It will be released on Earshift Music and features lovely artwork by Sai Karlen and was mixed in Sweden by the amazing Stefan Glaumann. 

This Pozible project is the final part in getting it all to come together. It's something quite special for us and features a new suite of beautiful music...

Please have a look at our campaign, it would be really great to have your support!

https://www.pozible.com/project/berardiforankarlen-new-album

 

Woohoo!

SHOW CANCELLED 'Rafael and his Awesome Friends' performing at the Brisbane Jazz Club, March 28 

*THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

I was looking forward to playing at the Brisbane Jazz Club with 'Rafael and his Awesome Friends'.

It would have been really fun working through my original music with these lovely musicicans

 

Kristin Berardi- voice

Steve Newcomb - piano

Andrew Shaw - bass

John Parker - drums

Rafael Karlen - saxophone

 

Hopefully we will get to play this material in public in the not too distant future....

Performance with Paul Mac at the Westpac Openair Cinema, February 15 

One of Australia's greatest silent films has been digitally restored and composer Paul Mac has written a new score which will be performed by a live band to the screening at the amazing Westpac Openair Cinema. I'm looking forward to playing baritone sax for this very cool project.

Tickets and more info can be found here:

https://www.westpacopenair.com.au/film-program/feb-15-the-sentimental-bloke

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/events/nfsa-restores-sentimental-bloke

MD for Dance Beneath the Stars at HOTA, December 13 

I'm excited to be the Musical Director for Dance Beneath the Stars at the Home of The Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast. This will be a super fun show with the Everybody Now team and the awesome Hot Potato Band from Sydney with plenty of amazing dancers.

FREE event.

DBTS Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2464599377194333/ 

Weblink: https://hota.com.au/dance/dance-beneath-the-stars/

PROMO VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Viv9eqLR_s&feature=emb_logo

Performances with Supriya Nagarajan, October 3-4 

It's going to be a pleasure performing with Indian/UK artist Supriya Nagarajan and Duncan Chapman for Supriya's Lullaby Project.

In 2018, Supriya, renowned pianist Alister Spence and I performed together in the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House so I'm looking forward to being involved in this version of her project.

https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/lullaby-sonic-cradle/?fbclid=IwAR1uG-GB25_PvpupqXCkMH1WUTdj3nd3LrqiA0uwVpEFL-GdWrgzNRG37n4

Performance at the Arts Ablaze Conference, October 5 with Tenzin Choegyal and friends 

It's going to be a real pleasure performing at the Arts Ablza Conference on October 5 in Kooralbyn Vally in Queensland. The band is a very special collaborative project with very varied backgrounds and instruments. It's going to be super fun!

Tenzin Choegyal - voice, drangan

Andrew Veivers acoustic guitar

Kacey Patrick - voice and keys

John Reeves - accoridion

Jarryd Foggarty - Didgeridoo and clap sticks

Rebecca Karlen - Violin, voice and nyckelharpa

Rafael Karlen - saxophone

 

More details can be found here:

http://liveatthecentre.com.au/Arts-Ablaze-pg32794.html