“...richly layered, and emotionally stirring music.” - Dan Nilsson - ejazznews

 

Jeremy Woolhouse is a jazz musician based in Melbourne, Australia.  He is known as a composer and pianist in a variety of jazz settings.  Jeremy also teaches piano and Alexander Technique.

Born 5th October 1977 Jeremy had some early lessons on the Yamaha Electone, then switched to trombone before taking up piano at the age of 19.  He studied music at Box Hill College of TAFE and Victorian College of the Arts before training in Alexander Technique at the School For FM Alexander Studies.

Jeremy’s music became recognised in 2002 with the launch of a jazz - tango fusion project called “Estuary Three”.  Originally an instrumental trio performing Jeremy’s original compositions, the ensemble morphed into a project with dancers, vocals and included traditional tango repertoire.  This venture established Jeremy as a composer and pianist whose style artfully encompasses European Jazz, South American and World Music influences.

 
 

The  Woolhouse - Michailidis - Robertson collaboration with bassist Ben Robertson and guitarist Lucas Michailidis featured Jeremy’s composition and highlighted his improvisational prowess.  The trio’s recording of the album “Ascent” received much critical acclaim and continues to be featured on Australian radio.

In 2012 Jeremy released recordings of a suite of solo piano works entitled “The Persistence of Dreaming” and in 2013 released “The Scenery of Life Unfoldingduet project with bassist Shannon Birchall.  Jeremy also leads “Silverbeat”; a quintet featuring his own compositions alongside vocalist Jacqueline Gawler, woodwind multi-instrumentalist Lachlan Davidson, bassist Frank Di Sario and drummer George Andrews. 

As a teacher, Jeremy is recognised for specialist skills in applying Alexander Technique to piano and other musical instruments.  His teaching of jazz piano is also highly regarded.

 

"Ruminative excursions, plaintive paintings and measured melodic explorations are visible at every turn, as Woolhouse establishes himself as a thoughtful, to-the-point composer and performer." - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz