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The Vampires (MEL)

Event Start Date & TIme: November 8, 2024 18:00

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8 November 2024 6:00 pm - 1 January 2024 10:00 pm Ellington Jazz Club

Doors 6pm
Show 7:30pm

With their latest seventh album, Nightjar, ARIA Award winners The Vampires mark a watershed in their 15-year career, making them one of Australia’s most acclaimed acts.
Melding saxophone and trumpet intricate melodies and expansive groove soundscapes into their austral-facing jazz textures, they effortlessly
capture the essence of their genre-hopping ethos into an immersive musical experience. Having just returned from a successful European tour, the band will be in fine form for their Australian tour.

Critics have hailed their music as “phenomenal” (Downbeat), “a masterpiece” (The Australian), “seductive” (Jazzwise), and “a relaxed sound journey” (Jazzthetik, DE).

The Vampires’ music is a visceral experience, deeply rooted in the expansive landscapes of Australia. Their sound is a blend of influences, shaped by their admiration for The Necks and enriched by collaborations with artists including Chris Abrahams, Lionel Loueke, Shannon Barnett and Dave Rodriguez (Godtet).

This deep connection to their musical roots is evident in every note, showcasing their ability to merge composed and improvised parts seamlessly, creating a hypnotic flow that captivates listeners.

Supported by a rich history of performances and accolades, The Vampires have established themselves as a formidable force around the world. They have played at renowned venues and festivals including A Love Supreme Jazz Festival (UK),Enjoy Jazz Festival (DE) and all the major jazz festivals in Australia. Their music continues to evolve, pushing boundaries and captivating audiences with its unique blend of beautifully constructed melodies and hypnotic grooves.