12 May Friday – The Vampires: ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’ album launch
Friday 12 May 2017, 8.30pm
The Vampires: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke album launch
“The Vampires play with wit, soulful melody and invention” Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney’s widely acclaimed world-roots jazz group The Vampires, launch their 5th and most ambitious album ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’ at Foundry 616 on Friday 12th May.
The new album is the result of years of musical development and ambitious preparation, as the band set out to make something special to celebrate 10 years of music making, and make something different to the past four albums – South Coasting, Chellowdene, Garfish and Tiro.
The Vampires have been relentlessly touring for the past 10 years throughout Australia, as well as performances in the UK, Canada and Europe. 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.
“First-time collaborations rarely sound as convincing and natural as this one did.” The Age
“A distinctive gumbo that was more eminently accessible, grooved harder and created a bigger sound than might have seemed possible.” All About Jazz
Jeremy Rose – alto & tenor sax, bass clarinet
Nick Garbett – trumpet
Ben Hauptmann – guitar
Jonathan Zwartz – double bass
Alex Masso – drums, percussion
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
+ Dinner/Show options
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 12 May 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442