Described by the UK Guardian as “seductive, genre-hopping creativity," and US Downbeat magazine as “worldly, talented”, The Vampires features four of Australia’s most awarded jazz instrumentalists, including saxophonist Jeremy Rose, trumpeter Nick Garbett, bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso. The band has released five albums and toured relentlessly around Australia, Europe and the UK.
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. To mark 10 years of performing together, the band collaborated with one of the jazz world’s most talked about guitarists, Lionel Loueke, for their ARIA nominated release ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’.
“The perfect summer jazz record” 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.” Downbeat
"Creativity overflows in every track" Jazz & Beyond
“A distinctive gumbo that was more eminently accessible, grooved harder and created a bigger sound than seemed possible.” All About Jazz