MARILYN KELLER, magnificent jazz, blues and gospel singer from Portland, Oregon returns to Australia this July following her highly successful tour last year.
Diana Allen of Jazz Australia will present Marilyn in two concerts – the first at the Uniting Church, Queenscliff on Friday 4 July at 5.00pm, and the second at St Andrews Church, Brighton, corner of Church and New Streets, on Sunday 6 July, 1.30pm for 2.00pm.
When she performs in the beautiful St. Andrew’s Church, Brighton Marilyn will be accompanied by a stellar quintet of Australia’s leading jazz musicians. The group will be led by the great jazz pianist Stephen Grant, with Jonathan Hunt, clarinet, (from Adelaide and now Melbourne); Matt Jodrell, trumpet, (from Perth and now New York); Michelle Scully (previously performing under her maiden name of Whelan) on bass; and Ian Smith on drums.
: This time the venue which I have chosen for her will further enhance Marilyn’s amazing attributes to even greater effect and I consider that all those present will share an experience on July 6th that they will never forget. This is something we in Australia seldom have the chance to hear live and it will be a very special experience for all concerned. The musicians accompanying her are all unique in their own right and this collaboration with Marilyn will be something very special and not to be missed
Here Marilyn sings “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” in the magnificent eighteenth century Christian’s Church, Copenhagen in 2012
Marilyn, a majestic and beautiful woman with an extraordinary voice and riveting stage presence, has a spell-binding effect on audiences. Brought up in the Baptist Church where her father was an ordained minister, she was always a member of the choir. For the past 23 years and when she is not touring, she has been music coordinator for the ‘Augustana’ Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon, that regularly attracts congregations of 700 plus!
Marilyn, a veteran of music and stage performance, has a career that regularly takes her around the world as a featured artist for concerts, festivals and recording work. She has also performed the role of the legendary Ma Rainey and sung for a ‘truth and reconciliation tribute’ to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
BOOKINGS for the Brighton concert can be made as follows:
By cheque to Jazz Australia, 25 Peterho Bvd, Point Lonsdale 3225 with a stamped self-addressed envelope for your tickets to be posted to you.
OR by credit card with Try Booking on line at www.trybooking.com/86833. Your tickets will be supplied on line.
Tickets: Adult/Concession. $45. Children free. GENERAL ADMISSION. Refreshments will be served at interval and a bar service will be available.
BOOKINGS for the Queenscliff concert can be made by cheque to Jazz Australia, 25 Peterho Bvd, Point Lonsdale 3225 with a stamped self-addressed envelope for your tickets to be posted to you, or by telephone to Jazz Australia, 5258 3936.
Tickets $50 includes hors doeuvres pre-concert & at interval.
ALL ENQUIRIES: JAZZ AUSTRALIA 5258 3936
To close, here Marilyn performs with Brett Iggulden’s group at John Buchanan’s Classic Jazz and Ragtime Festival at Mittagong in 2013