Artpipes e.V. is excited to announce the second installment of it’s Australian-German cultural collaboration. Cologne Meets Melbourne brings two leading female jazz composers from opposite ends of the world together on stage for a series of concerts in Europe, May 2014. Cologne contemporary jazz unit, the Christina Fuchs Quartet ‘No Tango’ met up with Melbourne’s Andrea Keller Quartet in Australia, 2012. Artpipes’ first exchange project brought the two quartets together in an international octet experience premiering at Australia’s Wangaratta Jazz Festival, with new music written by Fuchs, Keller and ‘No Tango’ bassist Oster.

Artpipes e.V. presents the European leg of Cologne Meets Melbourne in a series of concerts and public radio broadcast in co-operation with the Düsseldorf District Council, WDR (West German Radio), Gedok, Domicil Dortmund, StadtgartenKöln, Jazzkeller69 e.V. Berlin, Jazzclub Tonne e.V. Dresden, Unterfahrt Munich, unErhört e.V. Wuppertal, Abbaye de Neumünster Luxembourg and Christina Fuchs.

Participating Artists


Christina Fuchs ‘No Tango’ Quartet
Christina Fuchs (Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Composition), Florian Stadler (accordion), Ulla Oster (Double Bass), Christoph Hillmann (Drums).

No Tango is saxophonist/composer Christina Fuchs’ quartet. It is one of the more unusual ensembles in the Cologne jazz scene and has been an individual, creative force in the German and International Jazz scene for over ten years. This band proves that innovative jazz can be delicate, humorous, and lyrical. Their combination of jazz, ethnic music and modern compositions fascinates from the first beat. This year’s WDR Jazz Prize winner, Fuchs is a stalwart figure in her homeland with both her large and small ensemble work, as well as cross-disciplinary projects.


Andrea Keller Quartet
Andrea Keller (Piano, Composition), Eugene Ball (Trumpet), Ian Whitehurst (Saxophone), Joe Talia (Drums). Scott Tinkler will substitute on trumpet for the Europe Tour, May 2014.

Andrea Keller Quartet have been said to create music that is "a marker of just how good Australian jazz is” (Stapleton 2006). Their bass-less line up of instruments has been a leading force in developing an intimate chamber music-like approach to the group's performances. Although stemming from the jazz tradition, AKQ bring a wide array of influences from other genres, ranging from European contemporary art music through to electronica, merging to create a strongly identifiable and unique sound. ARIA and Australian Jazz Bell award-winners, performances have included Moers Festival 2007, Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Jazz Festival among others.

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