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Melbourne Jazz Artists Make Welcome Return to First Friday Live



After wowing local audiences at the popular First Friday Live (FFL) last December,
Melbourne jazz musicians Ade Ishs and Chelsea Allen are back in Griffith for the October
FFL event!

Usually part of a quartet collaboration called theishs/Allen Project , this time Ade and Chelsea
will perform as a keyboards-and-drums duo to create magical musical moments, lyrical
melodies and dexterous rhythms. Ade is a songwriter and a pianist whose expressive
musicianship and playing style centre on contemporary jazz, classical and
meditative music. Drummer Chelsea is known for engaging and exciting
percussion performances, and has more than 10 years of performing in jazz,
pop, rock and world music.

They will start the evening’s entertainment at 7.30pm at Griffith’s Bagtown Bar
and Grill, on Blumer Ave.

First Friday Live founder Livio Mazzon said he is delighted to welcome the
talented pair back to Griffith following their concert that had audiences eagerly
asking for encores last time around.
“The ishs/Allen Project attracted a whole new group of Griffith fans after their
beautiful performance last year and we are excited to hear Ade and Chelsea’s
unique sound at the October First Friday Live,” Livio said. “Ade and Chelsea
will be joined by talented local artists Lachlan Pendlebury on flugelhorn and
songstress Mechlene Nehme.”

Tickets for the October 2 First Friday Live are $15 and are available at the Bagtown Bar and
Grill on the night. The intimate restaurant setting will provide a very special jazz cafe style
atmosphere where guests can order meals from the restaurant’s popular menu and drinks
from the bar. Visit for information
about the Bagtown Bar and Grill. Learn more about First Friday at and Details on the
ishs/Allen Project, which released an eponymous album earlier this year, are available at
Saideh Barlow
Mobile: 0466 885 662

Jazz musician Paul Dal Broi returns to Griffith for special jazz event!

Former Griffith man and renowned jazz musician Paul Dal Broi is headed home to share the
stage with several local musicians for First Friday Live on August 7, 2015.

Paul, who studied a Diploma in Jazz at the Canberra School of Music, will blend his musical
prowess with vocalist Mechlene Nehme, Lachlan Pendlebury on trumpet, flugelhorn, and
percussion, bassist Bernard Gray, and popular Griffith drummer Gianni Cocilova who is
making his first appearance at First Friday Live.

The group will unleash their beautiful sounds at Giuseppe’s Restaurant & Bar, formerly
known as Bar One88.

Paul has taken a step back from performing in 2015 year to concentrate on recording a
piano instrumental CD. He is also composing original songs with colleague Kieryn Khan,
which he hopes to record with guest vocal artists.

“It’s a privilege to have this opportunity to play with Paul who is an incredibly talented
musician yet remains humble despite his success. We are thrilled he’s taking a break from
his performing sabbatical to join us for an exciting night of jazz,” Lachlan Pendlebury said.

Paul has performed and recorded with Aria award-winning artists Sandy Evans, Miroslav
Bukovsky and Trish Delaney-Brown. He has also performed with some of Sydney’s finest
jazz musicians including James Greening, Warwick Alder and Brendan Clarke.

“Paul has a reputation of solid, reliable musicianship, and a keen ability to tackle all genres
of music from reggae to acid jazz. He also demonstrated amazing talents in modern jazz
when he played with the band Vertical for three years alongside internationally recognised
American bass player Eric Ajaye,” Lachlan added.