A selection of some of Australia's finest jazz & session musicians, sourced locally from the highly artistic Maleny & Sunshine Coast Regions of Queensland, Australia.
Rhythm & Melody
Our featured artists - Just some of the deep & rich pool of musical talent we have to draw upon in this region...
Accomplished jazz bassist Peter Walters is a mainstay in the jazz scene in South East Queensland. Based in Maleny, he's performed with Australian and International jazz greats. He plays in trios and bands and is a regular participant in Brisbane Jazz Club events. He teaches Bass and Double Bass at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and holds a Masters degree in music.
Drums / Percussion
The Max Sportelli Trio is well established as a premiere jazz act on the Sunshine Coast. Max provides rhythms for several musical acts, in festivals, events and performances. A quality percussionist, he teaches drums to young students and pursues his passion for music through his many live engagements.
With a repertoire of over 300 jazz tunes and songs, Ross Nixon is an accomplished pianist. The Ross Nixon Trio is known and loved by jazz fans on the Sunshine Coast and is booked regularly when Ross is not engaged in overseas touring and recording. He is proud to have played with some of the finest in the jazz world but calls the Sunshine Coast home.
Marnix van Bruggen
Born in the Netherlands, Marnix started with organ and piano at the age of 13. After moving to The Hague in 1990, he became involved in various pop and jazz bands, after which he studied jazz piano. He has performed with a wide variety of pop and cover bands and now lives and plays on the Qld. Sunshine Coast, where he is active in performance and studio recordings.
Originally from England, Rick lived in Hong Kong for a time and established a jazz club there. As a saxophonist he relished the opportunity to meet and play with jazz legends from around the world at his own club. These days he 's joined the artistic folds of the Maleny Region, where he has now settled.
Among the most respected jazz singers in Queensland today, Robyn has delighted audiences and impressed critics with her warmth, grace and natural ability to ‘feel’ and interpret the music. Inspired by the early jazz and blues greats and with a love of the passion in gospel and blues music, her heartfelt renditions of jazz and blues standards convey subtle moods and tell a story as she sings.
The P.M. Trio
Jazz and Happiness
Paul, Peter and Kelsey ready to captivate you with their beautiful and vibrant renditions of jazz standards and contemporary classics
Exassibon - Trio
The Exassibon Trio features Duo members, Peter Walters and Helen Downs, together with guitarist Paul Henderson, for a bigger vibe and a fuller sound!
New to the local jazz scene, Helen's caramel-smooth vocals and keen instinct for a great tune from the Great American Songbook, or the 70's pop canon will guarantee her an illustrious career of gorgeous interpretation and stunning, evocative performances. With her sultry, deep, vocal range and beautiful pitching she brings a soothing, smooth ambience to any gig.
Sunshine Coast jazz duo ‘Exassibon’ provides the perfect accompaniment to fine wine and dining, with mellow tones and rich, sultry vocals.