Feel the Vibes…

Shirazz
Genre: Jazz
Where: Vibe Hotel
When: Saturday 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Workshop: Trad Jazz Collective Improvisation (no musical experience necessary)
Where: Community Centre Lakeview Room
When: Saturday 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Melbourne's Shirazz mixes hot trad jazz with laid-back Louisiana street beats in their witty and raucous live show. Their reputation as one of Melbourne's premier jazz bands has earned them invitations to dozens of festivals across Australia and, recently, New Zealand.

They also keep a busy touring schedule, performing to packed houses across the country. In Melbourne, they perform regularly at bars, pubs and parties, including a New Years Eve flying over Antarctica! They have released five albums, including one nominated for an Australian Jazz Bell Award. Shirazz's music is born in the New Orleans tradition, but injected with humour, novel rearrangement of pop hits, Euro-folk influences, and Shirazz's own larrikin style.
Expect the hottest jazz outside Louisiana as Shirazz conjures a jumping New Orleans dance hall where the classics, re-imaged pop tunes and the odd cheeky original marinate in Shirazz's heady mix of hot trad jazz and and swampy street beats.
Matt Dixon

Shirazz Website