Julien Wilson (saxophone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drum set) & Andrea Keller (piano)
Five Below formed in 2017 as part of Keller’s Monday night residency at the Jazzlab.
In 2018, they released Five Below Live (recorded live at the Jazzlab) and following on from the success of this album the band won the 2019 Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble. In 2020 they released Life is Brut[if]al, which was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards.
Five Below includes some of Melbourne’s finest players who meld acoustic sounds with electronics, pedals and effects, drawing from an eclectic array of styles including doom, contemporary classical, minimalism and contemporary jazz, producing a unique and arresting voice in Australian jazz.