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New work for The Australian Voices and Camerat-Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 

I have been very busy writing music for the creative development of a major new work for the Australian Voices and Camerata- Queensland's Chamber Orchestra. This project explores the themes of losing our past and destroying history, and is inspired by the loss of the 12000 year old Turkish city Hasankeyf which has just been flooded for a Dam project.

It will be premiered in late August/September and will feature my new 60-minute work for choir, string orchestra and saxophonist, with lyrics by Pearly Black.

Our first creative development session was in January and I'm looking forward to the next round in March where I'll capture some audio and video!

New Album Haven is Out!! 

I am thrilled that Haven by the Berardi/Foran/Karlen Trio is out now! 
This album features special guest vibraphone player Pascal Schumacher from Luxembourg joining Kristin Berardi, Sean Foran and I, and is on the Earshift Music label 

We also printed a limited run of score books which look amazing. 
Albums and books can be found here and on the Earshift Wesbsite and Bandcamp
Thanks again to the Pozible supporters who helped to contribute to this album. 

This album has taken a while to bring out into the world but we are very happy to finally share it with everyone. Lots of love has gone into it and we were fortunate to have had these incredible people involved in the process: 
Recorded in Brisbane by Mark Smith, mixed in Stockholm by Stefan Glaumann, mastered in England by Shawn Joseph, photography and video by Mish Photography, Earshift Music, and album, promo and book design by Sai Karlen. 

Canceled performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre with Andrea Keller and String Quartet 

I was very much looking forward to performing my music with the amazing Andrea Keller on piano with a string quartet at the Melbourne Recital Centre Jazz in the Salon Series in October but this show has unfortunately just been canceled. Total bummer.

I'm thinking of all our colleagues and friends in Melbourne during this time. I hope to hear and make music there are again soon.



Streaming gig with Steve Barry for the Jazz Social, Friday May 22 

I'm looking forward to playing a gig with the incredible pianist Steve Barry on Friday! It's been a while between gigs thanks to a pandemic, social isolation and distancing etc. 

Please tune in to the Jazz Social channel on Youtube on Friday night at 7.30pm AEST.

There will be three short 20-minute sets by different artists followed by an informal Q and A. 
The gig is free and payment is by donation through paypal link below or in the Youtube stream.

New Pozible Crowdfunding Campaign for the upcoming Berardi/Foran/Karlen Album 

This album has been some time in the making... We flew the outstanding European vibraphone player and composer Pascal Schumacher out for a recording and performances at the Brisbane and Melbourne International Jazz Festivals a few years ago and are about to release the album HAVEN! It will be released on Earshift Music and features lovely artwork by Sai Karlen and was mixed in Sweden by the amazing Stefan Glaumann. 

This Pozible project is the final part in getting it all to come together. It's something quite special for us and features a new suite of beautiful music...

Please have a look at our campaign, it would be really great to have your support!



SHOW CANCELLED 'Rafael and his Awesome Friends' performing at the Brisbane Jazz Club, March 28 


I was looking forward to playing at the Brisbane Jazz Club with 'Rafael and his Awesome Friends'.

It would have been really fun working through my original music with these lovely musicicans


Kristin Berardi- voice

Steve Newcomb - piano

Andrew Shaw - bass

John Parker - drums

Rafael Karlen - saxophone


Hopefully we will get to play this material in public in the not too distant future....

Performance with Paul Mac at the Westpac Openair Cinema, February 15 

One of Australia's greatest silent films has been digitally restored and composer Paul Mac has written a new score which will be performed by a live band to the screening at the amazing Westpac Openair Cinema. I'm looking forward to playing baritone sax for this very cool project.

Tickets and more info can be found here:

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