presents as their next concert

The Vampires


The Four Winds Windsong Pavilion

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay (near Bermagui)

Sunday, 11 October, 2015
at 2:00 pm

Book now or save the date

Zephyrs Jazz’s next concert will feature a band that Lloyd Swanton (of ‘The Necks’, ‘the catholics’ and the ‘Alister Spence Trio’) has described as ‘an absolute must-have for festivals anywhere in the world’.  

We agree. And we also think that The Vampires will be a perfect follow-on from our last (and sold-out) concert. So to be sure, get your tickets early (via our ticketing page), or at least mark the date in your diaries, for another of our Sunday afternoons of the best of contemporary Australian jazz heard live in a truly excellent Far South Coast performance space.

The Vampires’ music builds on the rich history of piano-less jazz quartets. The band has created a music that is a unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae, romantic Afro-Peruvian, danceable Afro-Cuban, exotic Balkan and funk-laden Afrobeat, but that also goes beyond these genres with a style that is all The Vampires’ own. They are renowned for their risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and uncanny sense of dialogue between the sax and trumpet in the front line. The Vampires has been compared to the likes of the early Ornette Coleman, the Catholics, Bob Marley and John Zorn/Dave Douglas’s ‘Masada’.

The band has enjoyed great success from their four critically acclaimed albums and their extensive touring and festival appearances over the past eight years. They have performed at every major jazz festival in Australia and at the Sydney Opera House and, internationally, were one of only 8 bands selected from 320 applicants from 33 countries to appear at Germany’s prestigious Jazzahead showcase event in 2014. They will extend this international exposure in July this year when they appear alongside a range of jazz luminaries at the major Love Supreme Festival in the UK and also return to Berlin.

The band’s members are:

  • Jeremy Rose: saxophone/clarinet/composition; winner of the 2009 Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, finalist in the 2012/2013 Freedman Jazz Awards;
  • Nick Garbett: trumpet/composition;
  • Alex Boneham: double bass; 2012 Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year and winner 2007 James Morrison Generations in Jazz Scholarship; and
  • Alex Masso: drums/percussion.

Some of you may also have seen Jeremy and Nick performing in the Murrah Hall’s program in another of their bands, ‘The Strides’.

You can hear samples of their music, and get further information about the musicians, on The Vampires’ website and Facebook page. Their impressive performance at Germany’s Jazzahead event can be seen here.

As with our last two concerts, we will present The Vampires in the stunning Four Winds Windsong Pavilion, which is located 10 Kms south of Bermagui (at Barragga Bay, just past Cuttagee Beach) on the Bermagui-Tathra road. Click here for directions. The Windsong Pavilion is an indoor, purpose designed performance space. It combines wonderful acoustics and aesthetics with a great sense of intimacy, all of which enhances the audience’s live music experience.  

Alex Stuart at Zephyrs Concert
Zephyrs last concert in The Windsong Pavilion


And as always, please join us after the concert for a chat with the musicians and other audience members over drinks and fine finger foods (with the food and one drink being complimentary).

So book now or save the date.


Artists’ accommodation provided by The Lagoon Accommodation.

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