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EMO Live recording at JMI Live Wed 26 and Thursday 27 March

The Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra (EMO) are recording a new live album over two night this week at JMI Live. This will be their third album and will feature compositions by many of Brisbane's most active Jazz composers and arrangers including…
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New recording with string quartet, piano and saxophone

I am thrilled to be preparing for an upcoming recording of my music for string quartet, piano and saxophone. The recording will feature renowned pianist Steve Newcomb along with the Rosenberg String Quartet. It was made possible with support from…

Hints and Traces at the Turnaround Jazz Club 15/8

There is a special performance coming up next week that I would like to invite you all to.

Hints and Traces is a Jazz quartet featuring original material and contemporary European Jazz compositions and we will be performing at the…
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Birthday show 4 June

Rafael Karlen and Friends perform at the Jazz Party Tuesday at Blackbear Lodge Tuesday June 4

Also as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, this group will play at the Blackbear lodge for the Jazz Party Tuesday series. This…

Brisbane International Jazz Festival show, May 31

Rafael Karlen Quartet perform at the Brisbane Jazz Club as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival on Friday May 31

I am very excited to lead an outstanding quartet for a performance at the Brisbane Jazz Club as part…

Hints & Traces 21/4/13

Hints and Traces

Hints and Traces is a new project bringing together pianist/composer Sean Foran, bassist Peter Walters and drummer Nathan Goldman and myself in a quartet setting.
Together we will explore original material by Sean Foran and myself along…
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Brisbane City Hall Performances 6th and 7th April

As part of the Re-dedication Celebrations at the Brisbane City Hall, the Rafael Karlen Duo will perform on both Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April in the very very large Concert Hall. This is a free event with more…
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E.M.O feature the Music of Rafael Karlen 5/3/13

The Brisbane-based big band, The Enthusisatic Musician's Orchestra will be featuring my music at the Black Bear Lodge on Tuesday, 5 March at 9pm. This should be a really great night as it is part of the Tuesday Jazz Party…