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Brisbane International Jazz Festival show, May 31 

Rafael Karlen Quartet perform at the Brisbane Jazz Club as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival on Friday May 31

I am very excited to lead an outstanding quartet for a performance at the Brisbane Jazz Club as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival. I will be joined by renowned musicians Stephen Russell on piano, Owen Newcomb on bass and Joe Marchisella on drums. We will perform my original material alongside compositions by many important jazz composers including Wayne Shorter, Billy Strayhorn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Kenny Wheeler, Ralph Towner and many more.

I hope to see you there.

Rafael Karlen- saxophone
Stephen Russell- piano
Owen Newcomb- bass
Joe Marchisella- drums

Friday May 31
Brisbane Jazz Club
1 Annie Street, Kangaroo Point
Doors Open 6.30pm – 11pm Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Tickets: Club Members only $20 / Non-Members $25 / Govt Conc $22 /Students $15 /Child $10 (5-12yrs)

www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au/events/whats-on

Hints & Traces 21/4/13 

Hints and Traces

Hints and Traces is a new project bringing together pianist/composer Sean Foran, bassist Peter Walters and drummer Nathan Goldman and myself in a quartet setting.
Together we will explore original material by Sean Foran and myself along with selected contemporary Jazz compositions by some of Europe's leading improvising musicians.
The concert will commence with a duo set by Sean and I after which we will be joined by Peter Walters on bass and Nathan Goldman on Drums for the second half. 

When-Sunday 21 April at 6pm
Where-The Box, 29 Vulture St. West End
Who-  Rafael Karlen, Sean Foran, Peter Walters, Nathan Goldman
Cost $20
BYO!



 

Brisbane City Hall Performances 6th and 7th April 

As part of the Re-dedication Celebrations at the Brisbane City Hall, the Rafael Karlen Duo will perform on both Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April in the very very large Concert Hall. This is a free event with more free music and activities continuing for the entire week.

11.30am-12.30pm Saturday 6th April
3-4pm Sunday 7th April

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-and-venues/city-hall/city-hall-restoration/city-hall-attractions/index.htm#/

E.M.O feature the Music of Rafael Karlen 5/3/13 

The Brisbane-based big band, The Enthusisatic Musician's Orchestra will be featuring my music at the Black Bear Lodge on Tuesday, 5 March at 9pm. This should be a really great night as it is part of the Tuesday Jazz Party series (the first Tuesday of every month). This ensemble is hard working and features really nice players so I'm very excited to have them playing my music.

Doors open at 7pm. $5 cover on the door. Lots of great music at a great venue. I'm looking forward to it

Level 1 (above Cosmoplitan Cafe)
322 Brunswick Street Mall
Fortitude Valley
Queensland
Australia

 

Upcoming Show 

I am very excited to be performing at the Turnaround Jazz Club for a special performance with my brand new quartet.

This will be my first quartet gig back after after two years living and studying in Sweden and England which was made possible through the Lord Mayor's Fellowship for Young and Emerging Artists.

For this performance featuring my original music, I will be joined by the outstanding pianist Marialy Pacheco, winner of the solo piano competition at the 2012 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Festival, super-talented bass player Pat Marchisella and the much sought after Joe Marchisella on the drums.

8pm, Thursday 22nd November 2012
Turnaround Jazz Club
Exhibition St. Bowen Hills
Brisbane 4006

Rafael Karlen -saxophone
Marialy Pacheco -piano
Pat Marchisella -double bass
Joe Marchisella -drums