Four Winds Bermagui - Music In Nature

The Vampires + Jess Green

#relaxed-groove // Suitable for all ages // Food Truck & Bar from 1:30pm

With their latest seventh album, Nightjar, ARIA Award winners The Vampires mark a watershed in their 15-year career, making them one of Australia’s most acclaimed acts. Melding saxophone and trumpet intricate melodies and expansive groove soundscapes into their austral-facing jazz textures, they effortlessly capture the essence of their genre-hopping ethos into an immersive musical experience.

Join The Vampires and Jess Green inside the Windsong Pavilion for an afternoon filled with ‘texture and tone, buoyed on irresistible riffs’. Choose from delicious food offerings for a picnic with friends, a drink in hand, and groove to two sets of their genre-bending tunes. Back from a European tour, the band are undeniably talented – smooth, ambient rhythms meet hypnotic flow with ease. Joined by the dynamic Jess Green on guitar, this event promises musical prowess that’s not to be missed!

“Seductive, genre-hopping creativity: The references embrace reggae, classic Cuban son, high life, pre-electric Miles Davis and hints of Blue Note soul-jazz or Henri Texier’s cinematically scene-setting music…”

The Guardian UK

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The Vampires + Jess Green

Having just returned from a successful European tour, the band will be in fine form for their Australian tour and will be joined by the amazing Jess Green on guitar.

Critics have hailed their music as “phenomenal” (Downbeat), “a masterpiece” (The Australian), “seductive” (Jazzwise), and “a relaxed sound journey” (Jazzthetik, DE).

The Vampires’ music is a visceral experience, deeply rooted in the expansive landscapes of Australia. Their sound is a blend of influences, shaped by their admiration for The Necks and enriched by collaborations with artists including Chris Abrahams, Lionel Loueke, Shannon Barnett and Dave Rodriguez (Godtet). This deep connection to their musical roots is evident in every note, showcasing their ability to merge composed and improvised parts seamlessly, creating a hypnotic flow that captivates listeners.

Supported by a rich history of performances and accolades, The Vampires have established themselves as a formidable force around the world. They have played at renowned venues and festivals including A Love Supreme Jazz Festival (UK), Enjoy Jazz Festival (DE) and all the major jazz festivals in Australia. Their music continues to evolve, pushing boundaries and captivating audiences with its unique blend of beautifully constructed melodies and hypnotic grooves.

Jess Green

Jess Green (AKA Pheno) is an Australian guitarist, and vocalist. In her twenty-year career she has established herself as a genre-defying performer and composer. She has performed with jazz & blues luminaries including The catholics, Jim Conway and Renee Geyer, contemporary artists Laura Jean, Katie Noonan and Georgia Mooney and supported international artists including Joan as Policewoman (US) and The New Pornographers (CAN). Jess collaborates as an improviser across jazz, new music and contemporary classical, and has been commissioned as a composer for Canberra International Jazz Festival, The Australian Art Orchestra and Patricia Piccinini.

About Four Winds

Four Winds is an extraordinary music destination located just 9mins from Bermagui, at the stunning Barragga Bay on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Four Winds specialises in exceptional music experiences surrounded by nature, often blending classical form with First Nations voices, young emerging musicians and powerful multi-disciplinary storytelling. The purpose-built site is home to the 160 seat ‘Windsong Pavilion’, an acoustically pristine building custom designed for the finest listening experience. Alongside the Pavilion is the ‘Sound Shell’, an outdoor Amphitheatre used for larger scale festivals and events.

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