Dr Mace Francis
DIRECTOR, WESTERN AUSTRALIA YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Mace is the artistic director of WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and has worked as a guest composer in France, Japan and Austria. A recipient of the APRA Professional Development Award (2004), the Italian "Scrivere in Jazz" composition prize, APRA Jazz Work of the Year (2015) and a finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowship (2010) and the Australian Bell Awards (2013 & 2016).
Lecturer in Music at University of Melbourne
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.