Lionel Loueke and the Vampires - Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Lionel Loueke and the Vampires at Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2016; Lionel Koueke, guitar; Nick Barbett, trumpet; Jeremy Rose, saxophones / bass clarinet; Jonathan Zwartz, bass; Danny Fischer, drums; Guitarist Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the jazz world, collaborating with seminal jazz figures including Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Herbie Hancock, who has praised Loueke as a 'musical painter'. Sydney's The Vampires are renowned for their blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae, exotic Balkan melodies and all-out funk-laden Afrobeat. Their risk-taking improvisational style and exhilarating interplay meet Loueke's musical mastery and deep knowledge of African folk forms in a must-see collaboration. Recorded on June 4th 2016 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne; TV direction by Mathieu Mastin (58 min)