Code One presents..
The Vampires with Chris Abrahams
Brass Monkey (Cronulla, NSW)
Thursday, 14 March 2024 6:30 pm
Immerse yourself in an evening of distinctive melodies and rhythms with The Vampires featuring Chris Abrahams, winners of the 2023 ARIA award for 'Best Jazz Album' and celebrated for what the Guardian UK calls their “genre-hopping creativity”.
Having captivated audiences from the UK to Europe and their native Australia, The Vampires have received critical acclaim, an ARIA award, and stand out as the first instrumental act to be shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, boasting a lineup of some of the most acclaimed and sought-after musicians of this generation.
Having released seven critically lauded albums, including the ARIA-nominated The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke, The Vampires have continuously evolved their sound.
Nightjar, their latest album, introduces a fresh collaborative endeavour with renowned pianist and keyboard player Chris Abrahams. A member of the legendary improvised minimalism trio, The Necks, Abrahams enriches The Vampires’ music with an expansive and scintillating approach, adding another exciting dimension to their sound.
Join us for what Jazzwise has described as a “seductive precision to the music” and Bandcamp calls a “captivating jazz experience.” Gary Fukushima from Downbeat also compliments the band’s “strategic shifts in texture, tonality, rhythm or intensity” that turn each hypnotic groove into an “ever-unfolding and irresistible arc.” Don’t miss this chance to witness The Vampires’ creative show.
Jeremy Rose - Saxophone
Nick Garbett - trumpet
Noel Mason - bass
Alex Masson - drums
Chris Abrahams - piano/keyboards