The Jack Earle Trio is made up of three of the finest young Jazz musicians in Australia.
Individually, their talent and passion has taken them to perform interstate, and internationally, with many of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians. Together they play innovative and original jazz music, with influences from Soul, RnB and Funk. Their interest and excellence across all genres of music makes them accessible and entertaining to diverse audiences, and fulfilling to musicians and non-musicians alike.
Award-Winning Drummer Keiran Rafferty has become a rising name in the Australian music scene, with endorsements from Pearl, Zildjian, Remo and Vic Firth, and a featured article in Drumscene magazine. He has performed as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, Australia's Ultimate Drummers Weekend and Sydney Festival, where he made his debut performance at the Sydney Opera House.
Bassist Patrick Schmidli is well established in the Jazz scene, having been awarded the "Monash-Pratt Musician Performance Scholarship" and Fergully Lodge Jazz bass Prize from Monash University, and featuring in top Melbourne Music festivals such as White Night, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and Wangaratta Jazz Festival.