Born of Czech parents, Andrea Keller grew up in Sydney where she began her musical studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Captivated by jazz at age 14, she has pursued a life as a pianist and composer dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary jazz and improvised music.
Described as having “one of Australia’s most consistently interesting musical minds” (Doug Spencer 2007), Keller has devised and produced projects such as; Still Night: Music in Poetry, Transients, Masters & Apprentices, Five Below, The Komeda Project, The Company of Pianos, From Ether, Three Lanes, The Wayne Shorter Project, The Andrea Keller Quartet/Quintet, and The Bartok Project.
Lauded for her music, Andrea Keller has received multiple ARIA, Australian Jazz Bell, and Art Music Awards, as well as an APRA Professional Development Award, the Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission, and fellowships from the MCA/Freedman Foundation and the Australia Council. She currently runs educational programs such as Girls Do Jazz and Masters & Apprentices and is lecturer in Music (Jazz & Improvisation) at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.