ARIA Award nominees, The Vampires, are touring the country and stopping in at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns on Friday the 23rd March for a special night of risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue.
The Sydney-based world-roots-jazz quartet have developed a style all their own that effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world.
Described by the UK Guardian as “seductive, genre-hopping creativity,” and US Downbeat magazine as “worldly, talented”, The Vampires features four of Australia’s most awarded jazz instrumentalists, including saxophonist Jeremy Rose, trumpeter Nick Garbett, bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso.
They will be joined by Alex Boneham for his first Australian performances since 2014 when he moved to Los Angeles to study at the Monk Institute with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
The band collaborated with one of the jazz worlds most talked about guitarists, Lionel Loueke, for their latest release ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’, which was nominated for an ARIA Award last year for ‘Best Jazz Album’.
The group, who first formed in 2005, have notched up quite a few accolades in their time including being shortlisted for the Bell Awards, the Freedman Fellowship, AIR Awards, and are one of only a handful of bands to be longlisted for the prestigious Australian Music Prize.
COST: $31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee (PG)
TICKETS: Ticketlink: www.ticketlink.com.au | 1300 855 835
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