Sydney-based world-roots-jazz ensemble The Vampires are returning to Canberra as part of their national tour.
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
"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 - saxophones
Ben Hauptmann - guitar
Brett Hirst - double bass
Alex Masso - drums