The ishs/Allen Project Back at Paris Cat’s Basement

The first time we played at Melbourne’s Paris Cat, we did it at their basement. In our last gigs, we had moved to upstairs. This time, we are back downstairs with our current (and original) line up. This will be guaranteed to give you an intimate atmosphere.

The show will take place on 4 May 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm at 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD, AU. Ticket is $20 (regular)/$15 (concession). Bookings are strongly recommended.

Sunday Jazz with ade ishs & Frank Di Sario

ade ishs and Frank Di SarioThere will be a special Sunday afternoon show that you should not miss out. Bassist extraordinaire Frank Di Sario and myself will play a very intimate concert at The Maven Room, a beautiful, luxurious, engaging space with ideal acoustics and raised theatre-style seating. The acoustics in this room is just amazing that you would feel like bathing in sound! We will be performing our originals as well as covers of timeless jazz tunes.

Entry is $20 only. There are only 30 seats, so better book now!

The ishs/Allen Project’s Second Album in the Making!

The ishs/Allen Project will be recording an awesome album soon, and you can take part in the making!

What benefit is there for you for doing that? You will be rewarded with exclusive perks! What you get depends on your support level. It can be a signed CD delivered to you before the release time. Or a liner note credit. Or how about having a BBQ with us? Want a concert in your home instead?

You will not lose any money. Your money goes to us only if we can raise at least AUD 4,500 before our deadline of 28 November 2016, 12:30pm AEDT (UTC+11). You can get these perks by making a pledge in the campaign by the deadline. So, hurry!

Trio Back to the Hills

ade ishsCome to these special trio gigs at the hills area in Melbourne south-east! We will be playing a mixture of my originals from my discography as well as previously unreleased materials with a few jazz standards thrown into the mix.

  • 16 September 2016, 8pm–10pm: ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Geoff Kluke. The Skylark Room, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Vic, AU. Ticket: $10.
  • 21 October 2016, 9:30pm–11:30pm: ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Frank Di Sario. Oscar’s Alehouse, 7 Bayview Rd, Belgrave, Vic, AU. Free entry.

The ishs/Allen Project at Paris Cat

The ishs/Allen Project

The ishs/Allen Project will be back at Paris Cat. This time, we will be playing in the quartet format with the debut album line up — myself and Chelsea Allen will share the stage with Paul Bonnington on bass and Ee Shan Pang on trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals. We will play music from the album as well as our early tunes and also new music!

The show will take place on 8 September 2016, 8:30pm–10:30pm at the upper level (Parisian Loft), 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD, AU. Ticket is $20.

Trio Back at Paris Cat

ade ishs Trio with Chelsea Allen and Tamara MurphyI will be playing in the piano–bass–drum format again at Paris Cat after two years. It will feature music from both ade ishs Trio and ade ishs Trio Live. Sharing the stage with me will be Chelsea Allen on drums and Tamara Murphy on bass.

The show will take place on 28 July 2016, 8:30pm–10:30pm at the upper level (Parisian Loft), 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD, AU. Ticket is $20.

Uptown Sessions

ade ishs and Chelsea AllenThe Uptown Jazz Cafe in cooperation with Melbourne Improvisers Collective and Melbourne Jazz Co-operative will host these two shows:

  • 23 June 2016, 10pm–11pm: ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Frank Di Sario. Ticket: $10. Presented by Melbourne Improvisers Collective.
  • 10 July 2016, 8:30pm–10:30pm: The ishs/Allen Project. Ticket: $18/$12. Presented by Melbourne Jazz Co-operative.

The cafe is located at 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic, AU.

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2016

I will be participating in this year’s Castlemaine Jazz Festival on 11–12 June. What a lovely little town in central Victoria!

You can watch me play with four outfits:

  • ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Jess Wood.
  • The ishs/Allen Project w/Paul Bonnington, Ben Nieuwkerk & Anthony Tropea.
  • Ozark.
  • The Jon Magill Undectet (11 June only).

In addition to playing, Chelsea and I will also be interviewed on MainFM (Castlemaine 94.9 FM) on Sunday, 12 June at 10am by Suzanne Donisthorpe.

ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Geoff Kluke

ade ishs Trio with Chelsea Allen and Geoff KlukeCome to these special gigs by my trio with Chelsea Allen and Geoff Kluke at Oscar’s Alehouse, 7 Bayview Rd, Belgrave, Vic, AU on 15 April and 20 May. Both start at 9:30pm and entry is free.

We will be playing a mixture of my originals from my discography as well as previously unreleased materials with a few jazz standards thrown into the mix.

Line up:
ade ishs: keyboard
Chelsea Allen: drums
Geoff Kluke​: bass

The ishs/Allen Project Summer–Autumn Mini-Tour

The ishs/Allen Project will play throughout Melbourne’s summer and autumn this year. Check out these shows:

  • 11 February, 6:00pm
    St Kilda Festival
    Alliance Française de Melbourne
    51 Grey St, St Kilda, Vic, AU
  • 13–14 February
    Grampians Jazz Festival
    Halls Gap, Vic, AU
  • 27 February, 2:15pm
    Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival
    Terrace Stage, Eltham Town Centre, Eltham, Vic, AU
  • 6 March, 5:00pm
    Farouk’s Olive
    711 High St, Thornbury, Vic, AU
  • 12–13 March
    Inverloch Jazz Festival
    Inverloch, Vic, AU
  • 7 April, 8:00pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club
    Parisian Loft, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD, AU