Doors/Richie 1250: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Set One: 9:00-9:45pm
Set Two: 10:15pm-11:00pm
“When it comes to facilitating a damn good time, Melbourne’s Jazz Party collective have got you covered,” Beat Magazine
Late nights, flickering neon, blue smoke and dance freak-outs over a gravely wailing saxophone – think New Orleans processionals meets Twin Peaks. This is Jazz Party. Melbourne’s secret jazz
society led by former saxophonist and songwriter of Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Darcy McNulty and ex-Rackette supreme diva Loretta Miller are known for their pop-up Monday parties. Self-described as a dirty beatnik rock ‘n’ roll band who play jazz and soul music, the band meet somewhere between holy and heinous. Their wild live show has seen them grace stages at Golden Plains, Dark Mofo, WOMADelaide, and Brunswick Music Festival and support artists such as New Orleans’s Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band and soul-legend Lee Fields. Their debut album “Monday Night” boasts epic horn sections and manic keys as well as soulful melodies and Saxophone heartbreaking vocals. Expect to dance and let yourself lose your weekday inhibitions for the party of the festival with Melbourne’s favourite Jazz Punks.