Andrea Keller

Committed to creating new music with an emphasis on improvisation and collaboration, Andrea has released twenty-three albums as bandleader since 2000, and has performed on many other albums, including those by the Black Arm Band Company, the Australian Art Orchestra, the Vanessa Perica Orchestra, Sam Anning Septet, and Eddie Perfect. Andrea has also been invited to compose works for a variety of artists and ensembles – most recently for ‘Across Silence’ (the art of music, Auslan and haptics), the Monash Art Ensemble, Genevieve Lacey and Marshall McGuire, and Ensemble Offspring.

Highly lauded for her music, Andrea has received numerous awards over her career. In 2022 she was the HC Coombs Fellow at ANU Canberra and received the Art Music Luminary (Victoria) Award. Previous recognition includes three ARIA awards, multiple Australian Jazz Bell awards, a Music Victoria award, multiple Art Music awards, the Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission, the Melbourne Music Prize – Beleura Emerging Composers Award, an APRA Professional Development, an Australia Council Fellowship, and the inaugural MCA/Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship.