Kristin Berardi meets CANNONBALL


12/08 - Kristin Berardi Meets Cannonball [Live Recording]
13/08 - Kristin Berardi Meets Cannonball [Live Recording]


We're really excited to announce an upcoming live recording with the incredible Kristin Berardi at the JazzLab.  The performance on Aug 13 will also be filmed by jazz streaming platform OhJazz for worldwide release.

Kristin is an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and educator, and is currently on staff at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. She is visiting Australia briefly over the 'summer' for a series of concerts and workshops.

This performance will feature an all-original program with jazz, blues, pop & gospel infused compositions contributed by Kristin and the Cannonball crew.  Kristin and Sam Anning will open the night with a stunning collection of their own song-writings in the spare duo setting of voice and upright bass.




“gutsy, soulful vocal.... the rhythm section cooks..” - Jazz Scene Magazine

“top solos.... great bass work.. vocals were expressive and powerful..” - Roger Mitchell

“an adventurous and eclectic musician” - All About Jazz

“Belling is an exceptional talent with a compelling presence and a versatile, powerful voice” - The Herald Sun


The music of Australian based quintet ‘Cannonball’ is infused with jazz, blues & soul, and cemented in a deep, infectious groove.

Inspired by the music of the late, great Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, the ensemble has gone on to create its own original repertoire and delight audiences around the region.

Members of the ensemble boast an impressive list of performance credits including Ray Charles, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, James Morrison, The Australian Art Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mike Nock, and Bobby Shew.

The group has performed at the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, and the Beishan and DaJidian Music Festivals in China, ‘Bell’ Awards (Australian Jazz Awards), Taichung Jazz Festival (Taiwan), Wangaratta Jazz Festival, White Night Festival, Stonnington Jazz and the Devonport Jazz Festival amongst others, and has released an album “Cannonball Live” which was recorded at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.

Meet The Band

Watch & Listen


Asia Tour: Highlights Chapter 1

Taichung Jazz Festival (Taiwan)

Taichung Jazz Festival (Taiwan)

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club (AUSTRALIA)

Originals Playlist


Meet the band

Paul Williamson


Paul Williamson has performed throughout the world, and established a reputation for producing distinctive recordings of outstanding ensemble performances. Williamson is the leading artist on nine commercially released CD releases.

Tim Wilson


Tim is a much sought after saxophonist and woodwind instrumentalist who has performed throughout the world. He has released 11 critically aclaimed albums and has performed and recorded with the likes of Ray Charles, James Morrison, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Hugh Jackman, & Mike Nock.

Sam Bates


Sam Bates is a highly sought after drummer & composer specialising in jazz and improvised music. Bates has released two albums under his own name which have enjoyed critical praise.

Darrin Archer


Darrin studied Composition and Theory at Latrobe University, and Jazz Piano at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has released 3 albums of original music as a bandleader and composer, and recorded with many great Australian artists including Gianni Marinucci, Grace Knight, and ATM15.

Tom Lee


Tom graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts and has since performed all over the world. His recording credits include the Michelle Nicolle Quartet, Aaron Choulai Trio, Mark Fitzgibbon Quartet and the Nat Bartsch Trio.


Cannonball Live


chantal mitvalsky - voice
tim wilson - saxophone
paul williamson - trumpet
darrin archer - piano
sam bates - drums
tom lee/frank di sario - bass



‘Cannonball Live’ was recorded live at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in Melbourne, Australia, and includes a collection of songs from varying sources. Some are rearrangements from the classic albums that Cannonball recorded with Ernie Andrews and Nancy Wilson, whilst others are drawn from the great American songbook.

It is available as a digital download or hard copy from Bandcamp.



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