Jazz Harbingers

Hard Bop Band

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The Jazz Harbingers Quintet:

The Jazz Harbingers Quintet at The Jazz Lab in 2018 The Jazz Harbingers is a Melbourne-based hardbop band inspired by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Drawing heavily on influences from albums like Moanin', Indestructible, Free For All, and the Big Beat, the band seeks to capture the energy of the Jazz Messengers and convey its old school sensibilities to the Melbourne scene.

While the Jazz Harbingers often include originals and other tunes outside Blakey's multigenerational all-star band, they are always excited to revisit the iconic Messenger tunes like Moanin', Free For All and the Drum Thunder Suite.

Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music. In the mid-1950s, the term was used to describe a new current within jazz that incorporated influences from blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel music. Hard bop melodies tend to be simpler and more "soulful", and can be considered the bop of the 50's and 60's.

You may wonder what our name means. Harbinger is defined as: "something that announces or signals the approach of another." So we are bringers of Jazz, but also imparting the music of the original Messengers of Jazz."

The Jazz Harbingers Quintet at The Jazz Lab in 2018

The current members of our band include:

Justin Foster: Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Li: Trumpet
Luke Drohan: Piano
Jonah Grant: Double Bass
Benedict Saputra: Drums.

If you would like to share in the hardbop music we love, book us for your club or venue!


Recordings:

You can also vist: Jazz Harbingers' SoundCloud Channel Playlist 






Videos:

You can also vist: Jazz Harbingers' YouTube Channel Playlist 


"Bye George" - by Michael Brecker, performed at the Uptown Jazz Cafe - June 2019 (as a Quartet)


"Shibuya Crossing Blues" - an original composition by Benedict Julian Saputra, performed at the Uptown Jazz Cafe - June 2019



"Yesterdays" - by Jerome Kern, performed at The Jazz Lab - October 2018


"Tour de Force" - by Dizzy Gillespie, performed at The Jazz Lab - October 2018



Upcoming Gigs:

You can also vist: Jazz Harbingers' Facebook Page 

Line-up for the night:

Justin Foster: Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Li: Trumpet
Stuart McCowan: Piano
Jonah Grant: Double Bass
Benedict Saputra: Drums.

Click here for Jazz Harbingers facebook event details

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FyreFly:
www.fyreflystkilda.com.au
www.facebook.com/thefyrefly/

The Fyrefly is a nocturnal hideaway, located just down the stairs at the Newmarket Hotel.

The intimate atmosphere between artists and music lovers paired with great food create an unrivalled dining and entertainment experience.

Aside from entertainment, an evening at The Fyrefly entails fine dining, top-shelf hooch and classy cocktails. They offer two or three-course dinner & show packages, or you can take your pick from their A La Carte Menu

Their menu showcases only the best locally sourced ingredients guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

Click here for Fyrefly's gig details

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November 29, 2019

34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
(Newmarket Hotel Basement)

Doors open / Dinner: 7:00pm

Show: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Ticket Prices:
(includes booking fee)

  • General Admission presale: $20 (no seats guaranteed - seats may be available on a first arrival basis)
  • Reserved Seating presale: $25 (a la carte menu available)
  • Private Luxe Booth presale for 6 people: $158.10 (join with six friends to enjoy dinner and a show from a luxe booth or just settle in with drinks and show)
  • At the Door: Any unsold tickets will be available at the door on the night for an extra $5

Click here for online ticket sales

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Uptown Jazz Cafe:
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

December 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Click here for event details

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Paris Cat Jazz Club:
www.pariscat.com.au

February 6, 2020 - 8:30pm

6 Goldie Place, Melbourne

Click here for event details

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Promotional Material:

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Jazz Harbingers Quintet - Aug 2019

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Jazz Harbingers gig at Uptown Jazz Cafe - Dec 21, 2019

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Jazz Harbingers gig at Paris Cat Jazz Club - Feb 6, 2020

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Fyrefly & Uptown Jazz Cafe: Use photos for this band line up:
Justin Foster, Jerry Li, Jonah Grant, Benedict Saputra, Stuart McCowan

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Jazz Harbingers gig at Uptown Jazz Cafe - Dec 21, 2019

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Paris Cat: Use photos for this band line up:
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