Jazz Up North

Celebrating our 12th year of Jazz Up North, Tanks Arts Centre presents a series as unpredictable as it is soulful. A seriously diverse genre rooted in Blues, Jazz can be experienced as swinging big bands, hard-hitting rhythms to laid-back mellow harmonies or be-bop. Its earthy grooves and sometimes improvised free jazz style make for captivating and charming performances and a social night out at the Tanks.

Kicking off in March with Hot 8 Brass Band, Direct from New Orleans, blending hip-hop, jazz and funk with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. Next up, the forefather of the Melbourne jazz scene in 1970’s/1980’s, Vince Jones in April and then The Idea of North deliver their evoking repertoire with their ARIA Award Winning A Capella quartet the following month.

The Emie R Roussel trio will bring a Canadian jazz flavour in June, supported by Australian jazz threesome Estampa, and prepare to be swept away when chanteuses Baby et Lulu take the stage in August. Returning to Tanks in October is Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire fame with his new project, a trio, who describe their sound as electronic inspired jazz with progressive rock influences.

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