Ben Robertson is a brilliant and dedicated acoustic bass player, much sought after for his melodic solos and driving rhythm. The high standards he sets and achieves have earned him a reputation in the jazz world.  With studio credits on over 60 jazz and commercial CD releases, many television appearances and national and international tours, Ben performs in diverse situations with artists such as James Morrison, Jo Chindamo, Lee Konitz, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and American Broadway diva Barbara Cook. Ben was composer, arranger and performer for Lisa Young’s Bell awarded “Grace” project, and his work has been nominated for ARIA and APRA awards

 

 

 

 

“... all three instruments weave intricate magic. The result is pleasing and the mood calming.”
Roger Mitchell, Herald Sun


Lucas Michailidis in the studio recording Ascent with Jeremy Woolhouse and Ben Robertson

Lucas Michailidis is internationally acclaimed for his musical lyricism and outstanding fingerstyle guitar work.  His solo albums have gained attention worldwide along with glowing reviews throughout Australia. His extensive and unconventional use of guitar tunings provides his music with a fresh, melodically driven approach that is free of cliché. 

Lucas has performed extensively as a soloist and as a member of “Zulya and the Children of the Underground”, including several tours of Europe and performances at all major Australian festivals.  Lucas features on Zulya’s album “Waltz of Emptiness”, winner of a National Archive Award and a top-ten ranking in the European World Music charts. 

 

 

 

 

“There is much to enjoy with gentle refrains that soothe the soul and provide a listening escape into a world of peace, nature and remoteness.” -  Jennifer Sutherland, Melbourne Jazz Meetup Group


Jeremy Woolhouse, with Ben Robertson and Lucas Michailidis

Jeremy Woolhouse is reputed in Melbourne as a captivating contemporary pianist.  His sound embraces the traditions of Afro-American jazz, with influences of European jazz, western classical, Brazilian and tango music. Jeremy is an innovative improviser and creates intriguing interpretations of contemporary music.  He presents compositions reflecting his imaginative and individual approach to music, leading projects with outstanding local musicians.  The “Estuary Three” ensemble was one such project, which attracted much critical acclaim for the exotic blend of tango and jazz music.

 

"…music that has a calming, therapeutic effect … magical musicianship" - Robert Sutton - Jazz Corner