Agus Batara Quartet is a new original instrumental band formed in 2017 with their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and later at the Halls Gap Jazz Festival on the same year. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his repertoire and compositions from a mixed influence of jazz traditions, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music. The quartet includes three rhythm section members of the Line Matter band offering the sophistication of melodic guitar-keys fusion.
Line Matter is a four-piece original jazz band playing dynamic, driving, and melodic improvisational music influenced by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis and others. The band has been playing regularly around Melbourne and Victoria including their highlights at Uptown Jazz Cafe, 2016 Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the 2017 Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend. The debut 2018 album In Motion is now for sale on CD Baby, Bandcamp and will be available at their live performance.