ARTS FESTIVAL

17 MARCH 2018
1-7PM + AFTER PARTIES

NEWACTON
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The Escalators

From the Hip

PROJECT INFORMATION

The Escalators are on a mission to 'shake up' the jazz tradition of interpreting the same old catalogue of jazz standards. Instead of adding extra layers of academic hocus-pocus that alienates the audience, they bring jazz back to the audience by applying new dimensions to the sound - soul, funk, reggae, & more.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica. The Escalators ‘M.O’ is to cross-pollinate great jazz standards with groove-driven genres, and to graft original compositions onto their swing, soul & reggae roots. After hundreds of shows together, this band can hold listeners spell-bound in a ‘hear-a-pin-drop’ house concert, or have the floorboards of a School of Arts Hall heaving under the weight of unhinged dancing. The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden's voice embraces you & steals your heart while Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar weaves with pick-pocket grace through a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson's upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.

TIME

4.45-5.45pm

WEBSITE

www.theescalators.com.au

www.theescalatorsmerch.bandcamp.com/album/felix

www.theescalatorsmerch.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-hip

www.facebook.com/theescalators

Event Area: NewActon Courtyard