jazz and improvised music

Touring 2013 - Swinging Blades  |  Jo Fabro  |  Andrew Dickeson | My Goodness McGuiness

Tour completed in 2012 - The Vampires  |  Sandy Evans  |  Bernie McGann

The Vampires toured for us in 2012.  You can catch them on a national tour in 2013, stay tuned for more info or visit their website.

The Vampires

Bio Info

The Vampires are quickly becoming an icon on the Australian jazz scene with their unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae and South American music.

Featuring compositions by saxophonist Jeremy Rose (2009 Bell Award Winner for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year) and trumpeter Nick Garbett, (2010 National Jazz Awards finalist) their powerful melodic invention and use of surprising grooves sets them apart. Joining them are the powerful and dynamic rhythm section of double bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso.

With one eye to the future of Australian music and one nod to the past with echoes of Bernie McGann and The Catholics, along with inspiration from Bob Marley and Ornette Coleman, The Vampires music stands the test of repeated listening. Their two releases - "South Coasting" and "Chellowdene" have been hailed as a fresh sound, and has led them to extensive touring and appearances at major festivals around Australia including the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, The Manly Jazz Festival and the Jazzgroove Futures Festival.

Having just returned from a three week intensive workshop at the Banff Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada in May/June, the band is at a creative high.

Visit their website




Fri 4 May          GOSFORD, NSW The Rhythm Hut, Unit 7, 141-145 Erina St E Gosford, workshop:4.00-6.00pm              performance 7.00-10.00pm www.therhythmhut.com.au

Sat 5 May         BELLINGEN, NSW Bellingen Jazz Society, Bellingen Golf Club, 1172 Waterfall Way
                        Bellingen. 7.30pm $15 Jazz Society and Golf Club members, under 18's free.
                        Tix available at the door.

Sun 6 May        BYRON BAY, NSW Blue Birdy, Harvest Cafe, 18-20 Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar. 

Thurs 17 May   CANBERRA, NSW The Loft, Majura Medical Centre, Cnr Antill and Cowper Sts Dickson. Time              tbc. Tix $15/$12

Fri 18 May        GRIFFITH, NSW Club Ricetti, Griffth Regional Theatre, 1 Benerembah St Griffith (02) 6961 8388 8pm, tix $35 Under 21 years $20.


Sat 19 May       DENILIQUIN, NSW The Crossing Cafe, 296 George St Deniliquin. ticket prices tbc. www.thecrossingcafe.com.au


Sun 20 May      WAGGA WAGGA NSW, Wagga Wagga Jazz Function Live, Wagga Wagga RSL Club, Dobbs St Wagga Wagga. 3.00-6.00pm $15 adult / $10 pensioner and student concession and a gold donation. Under 12's free. www.2aaa.net/jjl


Wed 23 May     SYDNEY, NSW Society of the Arts, Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar, 144 Victoria St Ashfield 7.30-9.00pm ticket prices tbc 02 9581 6070, cbenz@trinity.nsw.edu.au


Fri 17 Feb         MORUYA, NSW The Air Raid Tavern, 73 Vulcan St, Moruya. 7pm $15/10


Sat 18 Feb        WOLLONGONG, NSW Wollongong Conservatorium, Murphy's Aven Kieraville. 7pm 02 4228 1122


Fri 23 Mar         SYDNEY NSW Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, cnr Cleveland and City Rd, Chippendale NSW 3.30-4.30pm www.sima.org.au

Sun 25 Mar       YOUNG, NSW Young Regional School of Music, 2.00-5.00pm