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Dave Kemp Group
The Dave Kemp Group is a Gold Coast based ensemble combining daring jazz improvisation with modern electronic sounds and grooves. Originally formed during Vibraphonist Dave Kemp’s masters degree in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2012, the band released their debut album “Transitions” via Jazzgroove to critical acclaim (shortlisted for best Jazz composition at the 2015 Qld Music Awards) and also touring to iconic venues such as Foundry 616 in Sydney and Lebowskis in Melbourne.
Recently the band has returned from a hiatus (Dave was working as a percussionist for the Lion King Musical) with notable recent performances at the Broadbeach Jazz Festival, Doo Bop Jazz Bar and the Jazz Music Institute in Brisbane. The band features Clint Allen (Trumpet), Luke Stapleton (Guitar), Col Atkinson (Bass) and Pete Neville (Drums) along with Dave Kemp (Vibraphone, Mallet Synth & Compositions).