ade ishs Trio at Wesley Anne

ade ishs Trio

It has been a great year with my new trio with drummer Alex Roper and bassist Rory Brown. I just can’t say enough about this really exciting line up.

We will be playing our final show for 2018 at Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote, Vic, AU. It’s free, so, check it out!

The Bridge at Open Studio

The Bridge

The Bridge will be coming back to Open Studio, 24 High St, Northcote, Vic, AU on 2 December, 2:30–4:30 pm. This will be our final gig of 2018, and together with these amazing musicians, we will perform our expanded repertoire.

Entry is $10, payable at the door. No bookings required.

eMotion Band at Chez Kerby Spring Concert

ade ishs & eMotion Band

The eMotion Band will be playing a house concert in Eltham, Vic, AU, part of the Chez Kerby Concert Series. This will be an intimate Sunday afternoon.

Take note of the date/time: Sunday, 18 November 2018, 2 pm–5 pm. Entry is only $15. Make a booking and you will be given the address.

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ade ishs Trio at Paris Cat

ade ishs Trio

Earlier this month, together with drummer Alex Roper and bassist Rory Brown, we played at the Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali to represent the Castlemaine Jazz Festival as part of their partnership.

We will be delivering a ‘report’ of our performance there, presenting a taste of the festival for you in Melbourne! Even better, we’ll play longer than we did in Bali. So, this is definitely one not to miss.

It will be at Melbourne’s iconic Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD. Entry is $25. Tickets are selling fast so bookings are strongly recommended!

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Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2018

It is a great honour for me to be chosen to perform at this year’s Ubud Village Jazz Festival to represent the Castlemaine Jazz Festival as part of their partnership.

For this occasion, I will be playing with my new trio line up with drummer Alex Roper and bassist Rory Brown. They just continue to amaze me.

Our set will be on 11 August, 9:40–10:30 pm at Agung Rai Museum of Art, Jl Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.

ade ishs Trio with Alex Roper and Rory Brown

ade ishs & eMotion Band at Ballarat Winter Festival

ade ishs — Jazz Series

This year’s Ballarat Winter Festival will see the debut of my newest project called eMotion Band. This is my vehicle to continually explore musical ideas. Subscribing to the philosophy that emotion is the energy for motion, the band is formed with the idea of presenting emotive music that speaks directly to the listeners and take them on a musical journey.

Our performance will take place on 8 July, 2–4pm at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central, Vic.

We will be in good company, with other foremost Australian artists such as Andrea Keller and Julien Wilson taking part in the festival.

The gallery is a beautiful venue (the photo above depicts me playing there). Booking is highly recommended!

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2018

The Bridge

I’m playing at this year’s Castlemaine Jazz Festival with two bands:

  1. The Bridge: contemporary jazz with infectious vocal harmonies. Repertoire includes tunes by modern composers including myself. Sunday, 10 June, 3pm at Theatre Royal Castlemaine and 8pm at Old Castlemaine Gaol (cell block). Also in the band: Alex Yarosh, Erin Campbell, Hezy Suramarta, Kama Austen, and Michael Ooi.
  2. Jon Magill’s GrooVe Congress: contemporary groove-based jazz by modern masters such as Pat Metheny, Bob Reynolds, and Michael League. Sunday, 10 June, 6pm at Old Castlemaine Gaol (cell block) and 10pm at Old Castlemaine Gaol (mess hall). Line up: Jon Magill, ade ishs, Justin Thomas, Paul Bonnington, Michael Ooi.

It will be a great weekend!

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2018

As you must know already, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is a major jazz event in Australia. I’m excited to announce that I will take part in it for the first time!

I will accompany the awesome singer Peter Hearne for the launch of his soul jazz album, That’s What I Like About You. My solo piano performance will warm up the room. This show will take place at Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 368 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Vic on 4 June, 7:30pm.

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