March 15 – Due to understandable concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, The Concerteenies will not be presenting today. We’re sorry to disappoint but we also feel at this early stage it’s better to exercise extreme caution and help “flatten the curve”.
You don’t want to miss out on Harriett! Harriett Allcroft joined up with The Concerteenies for the Bushfire Relief concert this year, absolutely stunning the crowd.
“(She possesses a) whimsical tone, like Chet Baker” – Kate Cebrano
Your little ones will be entranced by Harriett’s style, while you get to relax and listen to some proper music too! (And, as always, children’s entry is free.)
After a busy week of child caring and work, feel human again with two of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming jazz musicians, with Harriett accompanied by Stella Anning on guitar.
Don’t miss out! Reserve your places now!
Harriett Allcroft is an Australian vocalist and composer, known for her mesmerising yet light-hearted style. Leading the Harriett Allcroft Quintet, Harriett performs original contemporary jazz with trademark playfulness and whimsy. Harriett recently released her debut album Archie, as part of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival. Harriett has also performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, as well as many local clubs in Melbourne. In 2019, Harriett was a finalist for Best Vocal Jazz Album in the prestigious Australian Jazz Bell Awards.
TUESDAY 17 September, 10.30am at Kindred Studios, Yarravaille (note there is no Friday performance this month) – $18 / KIDS FREE
Sunday 25 August, at 12 MIDDAY, at The Victoria Hotel on Hyde Street, Yarraville $20 / KIDS FREE – WITH KIDS MEAL FREE*
Spring is in the air, and the weather is finally warming up – a perfect time for your little people to enjoy a great jazz trio!
This month’s Tuesday and Sunday performances for the Concerteenies is from one of Melbourne’s most exciting jazz trios to emerge in the last two years.
After moving from Berlin to Australia at the beginning of 2018, guitarist Benjamin Attiche connected with Oscar Neyland on double bass and Jack Beeche on alto saxophone. It quickly evolved into a flourishing and inspiring group that aims to break stereotypical musical roles.
TUESDAY 20 August, 10.30am at Kindred Studios, Yarravaille (note there is no Friday performance this month) – $18 / KIDS FREE
Sunday 25 August, at the new time of 3pm, at The Victoria Hotel on Hyde Street, Yarraville $20 / KIDS FREE
The French Horn is one of the most elegant sounding of classical instruments, and possibly the most demanding to play. Simon Rattle calls it the “stunt man” instrument of the orchestra. The Concerteenies’ founder, Katie Pryce, will delight you and children of any age with a programme designed to highlight some of the most interesting music written for the French Horn, accompanied by Alistair Smith on piano.
This month, the Kindred Studios performance takes place on a Tuesday. And, for the Sunday at the pub show, we’ve moved the starting time back to 3 o’clock so that everybody can take care of lunch and naps without any rush. This is another experience for your kids – and a musical break for you – not to be missed.
Each recital lasts approximately 45 minutes, with babes-in-arms, breastfeeding mums and exhausted dads especially welcomed. Children of all ages can attend FREE, and are encouraged to be themselves during the performance.
Katie hails from the United Kingdom and has played with orchestras as diverse as the London Sinfonietta and Britten Sinfonia, to ground-breaking work playing with jazz innovators, Snarky Puppy and the Bill Laurence Project. She also has led thousands of children in music workshops since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, London. And, recently, if you caught the live broadcast of this year’s Helpmann Awards on ABC, you would have heard her playing.
Alistair Smith is an accomplished pianist and respected musician, a teacher at Federation University, Ballarat, and experienced member of musical theatre productions across Australia.
You and your little people will love the deep groove of Tamara’s double bass, accompanied by Nat Bartsch on piano.
Tamara Murphy is a renowned bassist on the Australian music scene. Playing in the jazz, indie and pop music industries, she is very versatile and appears on many varied recordings. She is known for her strong groove-based playing style and her lyrical soloing ability.
We’re really happy to be joined by saxophone and guitar jazz duo, Jack Beeche and Dan Mamrot, for a special school holidays edition of The Concerteenies. As with the under 5s, children are free, and tickets remain $18 online (click below) or $20 per adult on the door.
Choose a date to find out more about the musicians and the event.
The Concerteenies is proud to present Noella Yan, an extraordinary classical and crossover cellist, on two dates – Wednesday 28 February and Friday 2 March, both at Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street (next to Yarraville Gardens), Yarraville, in the Bar & Function Space.