Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Solange and others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,
to electronic music. They released their first full-length studio release S>0 at the end of 2017, when it was launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019.
Sally Rochlin - Sax
Ben Delves - Guitar
Ben Tansey - Bass
Kein Jenkin - Drums
Melbourne based trio Koi Kingdom launch their debut album. Koi Kingdom is made up of Marcos Villalta (guitar) Cheryl Durongpisitkul (sax) and Stephen Hornby (double bass). With jazz as a starting point the band was formed in 2016 on a shared love of composing and performing original music as well as a mutual respect for each other’s craft. Koi Kingdom is a place where all three members can freely express themselves, composing music for each other and working together to make highly personal, collective music. Their diverse music encompasses many influences from jazz and classical music to folk music of Brazil and India. Koi Kingdoms distinctive sound is characterised by detailed composition, instrumental virtuosity and fearless exploration.
Coalescence Quartet aim to bring a postmodern energy and an emotional power to improvised music that channels the uncertainty of our times and our proximity to the apocalypse. Their repertoire moves from tempestuous interpretations of jazz ballads to free improvisation to unique contemporary compositions.
7:30pm start, donation entry