Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Solange and others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,
to electronic music. They released their first full-length studio release S>0 at the end of 2017, when it was launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019.
Sally Rochlin - Sax
Ben Delves - Guitar
Ben Tansey - Bass
Kein Jenkin - Drums
7:30pm start, donation entry
Lijuka are a Melbourne based trio whose unique sound swings from ambient drone based musings to jazz-infused grooves. This saxophone/drums/guitar combo draws on acoustic and electronic elements, such as live-looping and real-time sound manipulation, to create a rich aural landscape. Heavily influenced by their studies in contemporary jazz, improvisation, ambient music, soundscapes and intercultural disciplines, their music aims to conjure vivid imagery in the mind of the listener. In December 2017, Lijuka were awarded the inaugural Recording Prize for their debut set at The JazzLab as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival. 2018 saw the trio begin collaboration with visual artists culminating in a successful performance of their original audio-visual show Macro/microcosm as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Lijuka closed the year with the release of their debut single ‘Registaan’.
Monty Shneir Ensemble
Drawing from a diverse range of musical influences, Monty’s music focuses on melodic drama and an adventurous improvisational approach.
Rob Simone - Alto Sax
Hector Harley - Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet
Ollie Rolfe - Piano
Ollie Cox - Drums