Saturday 17 March
Sydney’s favourite World-Roots-Jazz ensemble, ‘The Vampires’ are back!!
The perfect summer jazz record. – All About Jazz
Combining risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue between the sax-trumpet frontline, the band has developed a style of its own that effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world. The band collaborated with one of the jazz world’s most talked about guitarists, guitarist Lionel Loueke for their latest release 'The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’, which was nominated for an ARIA Award.
A distinctive gumbo that was more eminently accessible, grooved harder and created a bigger sound than seemed possible. – All About Jazz
They will be joined by original bassist Alex Boneham for his first Australian performances since 2014 when he moved to Los Angeles to study at the Monk Institute with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
If jazz music is about continuously reinventing and staying on your toes, then The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke' is a phenomenal jazz record. – 4 stars, Downbeat (US)
Nick Garbett - trumpet
Jeremy Rose - saxophone
Alex Boneham - double bass
Alex Masso - drums
Creativity overflows in every track. – Jazz & Beyond