Nocturnal returns in June, as Melbourne International Jazz Festival assembles an all-star cast including: Jazz Party, Horns of Leroy ft Thando, Tanya George, and surprise performances from special guests throughout the Museum!
There will be intimate expert talks and all spaces open for curious minds - including acclaimed new exhibition Revolutions: Records and Rebels. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a riot!
Horns of Leroy ft Thando
Inspired by flavours of New Orleans and Fitzroy, this seven-piece takes brass band music to a whole other level. From humble beginnings, Horns of Leroy have evolved from playing the streets of Melbourne to some of Australia's biggest festivals and stages. Whether you love them for their street parties or raucous stage shows, Horns of Leroy never fail to deliver.
Led by local legends Darcy McNulty and Loretta Miller (both formerly of Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes), Jazz Party are an ensemble of inimitable force. Their records and performances are a riot of rhythm, with wild horn sections, manic keys and - above all - soul, soul, soul. As attendees of Golden Plains, New Years Evie and WOMAD can attest, Jazz Party are a frenzy of melody and joy. Don't fight the feeling.
Armed with loop pedals and a five octave range, Tanya George is an architect of dense and beautiful vocal compositions. With nods to hip hop, soul, jazz and pop alike, George improvises her pieces on-the-spot, creating instant hits that bounce off her crowd and exist only in the moment.