Wayne has developed a concert in three parts (over six weeks) specifically for his trio’s debut concert at The Artist’s Shed.
It’s all about a journey, not just Wayne’s, the Trio’s, or ours, but for everyone going through life, through Covid and looking to the future – a meaningful future.
As Wayne puts it – we are all yearning for a place to be – a place where we are consoled, comforted, loved, understood, a place in our heart where we are accepted for being ourselves.
He has tailored the true jazz classics and written some new material to highlight all the different stages ending with some tunes of hope.
He doesn’t do it alone. All the works are played by the Master and his hand chosen team.
Wayne on piano
Wayne Kelly has been a professional musician for over 30 years and has played or recorded with notable musicians including Wynton Marsalis, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Andrew Speight, Don Burrows, Roy Hargrove, Walter Blanding, Marcus Printup, Andrew Dickeson and Eric Alexander. Wayne plays as a solo jazz piano player, duo his own trio and with larger ensembles up to Big Band. He has performed overseas for a number of years including residencies at the Venetian Resort in Macao; the Park Hyatt and the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai; and CJW in Beijing. Wayne has a Graduate Diploma in Jazz Studies from the Australian National University. Over 6 years The Wayne Kelly trio has a residency at Australia’s iconic café, Tilley’s.
Chris on Double Bass
Hailing from Canberra, Chris Pound has played with a diverse range of Australian and international artists in the fields of jazz and beyond. Since graduating from the Australian National University in 2009, he has lived and played in the USA, England, Poland, Cyprus and Ireland. His musical influences span contemporary genres of jazz, indie and EDM, as well as classic jazz artists from the 40s, 50s and 60s. His improvisational style honours the tradition and spirit of jazz whilst incorporating a healthy dose of spontaneity and rebelliousness
Chris on Drums
Chris Thwaite plays the tune, respects the tune and above all doesn’t try to dominate with the sticks, cymbals and brushes.
Where: Artist’s Shed: 88 Wollongong Street
When: Thursday 3rd. June 2021