Thursday 7 December
The Vampires w Ben Hauptmann
Celebrated world-roots-jazz band, The Vampires return to promote their latest release ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’. Featuring some of Australia's most awarded instrumentalists who combine risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny dialogue between the sax-trumpet frontline. The Vampires effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world.
If jazz music is about continuously reinventing and staying on your toes, then The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke' is a phenomenal jazz record by a worldly, talented, and newly minted five-piece band. – 4 stars, Downbeat (US)
The band has released five albums and toured the globe to critical acclaim and to mark 10 years of performing together, collaborated with one of the jazz world’s most talked about musicians, guitarist Lionel Loueke. Come enjoy the fruits.
A distinctive gumbo that was more eminently accessible, grooved harder and created a bigger sound than seemed possible. – All About Jazz
Excite, provoke and soothe. – Sun Herald Sun
Jeremy Rose - saxophone
Nick Garbett - trumpet
Ben Hauptmann - guitar
Jonathan Zwartz - bass
Alex Masso - drums