Saturday 4 December
Various venues in Fitzroy
Jazz goes Northside with a one-day takeover of Fitzroy.
Starting at Rose Street markets and ending with a raucous late set at the Night Cat, this gig-crawl celebrates Melbourne’s home of music with some of the hottest local acts at your favourite local bars and hangouts.
ROSE STREET ARTISTS’ MARKETS
12:00PM – Ben Harrison & Louis Oliver King
Start your Fitzroy jazz crawl at the Rose Street Artist Market with Ben Harrison and Louis Oliver King putting the “jazz” into some swinging country classics.
3:00PM – Koi Kingdom
Koi Kingdom makes eclectic instrumental music that ripples with exuberance. Characterised by detailed composition, instrumental virtuosity and fearless exploration, the trio’s sound is drawn from a wide pool of influences spanning jazz, classical and folk music from India and Brazil.
THE ROOKS RETURN
5:00PM – The Skellingtons
Led by trumpeter and singer Eamon McNelis, The Skellingtons play evocative, swinging tunes from the 30s and 40s in a repertoire pulled straight from the catalogues of Billie Holiday, Una Mae Carlisle, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael and more.
THE NIGHT CAT
8:00PM – Horatio Luna and Ausecuma Beats
TICKETS $15 – more information and purchase here
In a very special double bill, Horatio Luna and Ausecuma Beats turn up the heat, delivering beats and rhythms guaranteed to get you moving. Fusing styles, embracing genres and proudly defying labels, Horatio Luna serve up infectious bass licks with a unique edge not to be missed. They’ll be joined by nine-strong afrobeat ensemble Ausecuma Beats. Led by their fearless bandleader and master djembe player, Boubacar Gaye, Ausecuma Beats are almost impossible to watch standing still.