Performing Live:

THE MUSIC OF ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS!

The Jazz Harbingers Quintet:

Based in Melbourne, The Jazz Harbingers is the premier tribute band to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the country. The Jazz Harbingers draw heavily on influences from albums like Moanin', Indestructible and Free For All, seeking to capture the energy of Art Blakey's multigenerational all-star band and convey its old school sensibilities to the Melbourne scene.

The Jazz Harbingers at Paris Cat Jazz Club in Feb 2020

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is among the most prolific, seminal and iconic bands in jazz history. Running for a total of 35 years, the band has featured and mentored countless world-famous musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Cedar Walton.

They are sometimes credited with the invention of Hard bop - a subgenre of jazz that incorporates the influence of blues, gospel and RnB into the fold of a rich bebop language.


The Jazz Harbingers at Paris Cat Jazz Club in June 2022


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 signal the approach of Art Blakey's world-renowned music to the Australian scene.


The Jazz Harbingers Quintet at The Paris Cat in 20228



The current members of our band include:

Justin Foster: Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Li: Trumpet
Matthew Steele: Piano
Jonah Grant: Double Bass
Miles Henry: Drums.


The Jazz Harbingers Quintet at The Jazz Lab in 2018


Punters and fans have previously seen The Jazz Harbingers perform at well-know venues such as Paris Cat Jazz Club, Uptown Jazz Cafe, Jazz Lab, and Fyrefly.

Don't miss Melbourne's own fiery Jazz Messengers Tribute Band! If you would like to share in the hardbop music we love, book us for your club or venue!


Studio Recordings:

You can also vist: Jazz Harbingers' SoundCloud Channel Playlist 





Live Performance Recordings:

You can also vist: Jazz Harbingers' SoundCloud Channel Playlist 




Live Performance Videos:

You can also vist: Jazz Harbingers' YouTube Channel Playlist 


"A La Mode" - by Curtis Fuller, performed by The Jazz Harbingers at The Paris Cat Jazz Club - February 6, 2020


"Caravan" - by Duke Ellington, performed by The Jazz Harbingers at The Paris Cat Jazz Club - February 6, 2020



"Whisper Not" - by Benny Golson, performed by The Jazz Harbingers at The Uptown Jazz Cafe - December 21, 2019


"Night in Tunisia" - by Dizzy Gillespie, performed by The Jazz Harbingers at The Uptown Jazz Cafe - December 21, 2019



"Shibuya Crossing Blues" - an original composition by Benedict Julian Saputra, performed by The Jazz Harbingers at The Fyrefly - November 29, 2019


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



"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
Matthew Steele: Piano
Jonah Grant: Double Bass
Alex Spicer: Drums

Click here for The Jazz Harbingers facebook event details.

The Jazz Harbingers is Melbourne's only hardbop band dedicated to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music that incorporated influences from blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel music. Hard bop melodies tend to be simpler and more "soulful".

For a night featuring timeless tunes and beloved albums, be sure to catch them at the Paris Cat Jazz Club!

"We've tried to take a fresh approach and will be playing a set of really exciting tunes from some of our favourite Jazz Messenger albums."

"We can't wait to show you what we'll be opening with!"

Paris Cat Jazz Club:
www.pariscat.com.au
www.facebook.com/pariscatjazzclub

The Paris Cat Jazz Club is Melbourne's finest dedicated live jazz venue. We are committed to featuring the City's best jazz and are always on a pursuit to discover the next generation of Australian Jazz artists.

This unique venue has been at the forefront of Live Jazz in Melbourne for over 13 years now and has become a respected Live Jazz institution making it a vital part of Melbourne's Arts culture. It truly is a unique and intimate venue and was chosen by the Age magazine as one of the cities must see venues.

It has featured numerous international and local acts over this time and has become a must see attraction for jazz music lovers. The three-story warehouse built in 1895 hosts two live jazz performance rooms and a Gallery tapas bar. The ultimate ambiance is reminiscent of the French post war Bee-Bop era and the club offers guests a beautiful setting and listening experience.

The Parisian Loft is situated on our top floor. The exclusive room features state of the art sound equipment in a beautiful lush intimate setting. The wonderful acoustics create the perfect space for an evening of Jazz, Food & Wine. The Parisian Loft is truly of international standard and we are proud to offer it to Melbourne.

Click here for Our Paris Cat's gig details

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Don't miss Melbourne's own fiery Jazz Messengers Tribute Band!
Sunday, 7 July 2024

6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
(Upstairs in The Parisian Loft)

Doors open: 5:30pm (Bar & Pizzetta Available)

Show: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Dining:
On Sundays, The Paris Cat offers guests Pizzetta only (Gluten Free Pizza Bases are available upon request). A fine wine selection is available along with Cocktails, Martinis, Local and imported beers, Premium spirits. The perfect way to enjoy some nice wine, food and cool jazz.

Getting There:
Goldie Place is a laneway that is located between Queen St and Hardware Lane, and can be accessed from either Lonsdale St or Little Bourke St. (The entrance is closer to the Lt Bourke St side.) Note: The Paris Cat sign is not visable until you have walked down the laneway.

PARKING: Car parks are situated on Queen St and Lonsdale St at a flat rate of $8 for the evening. Please be sure you check closing times! Or you can try your luck with street parking as it is free after 7-30pm.

TRAIN & TRAM services: Spencer St, Flinders St and Melbourne Central Stations are all within walking distance. Trams run down Elizebeth St to Lt Bourke St from Flinders St Station and down Bourke St to Queen St from Spencer St Station. For timetable info: www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.

TAXI: Ask the driver to take you to Queen St and Lt Bourke St, walk down in the direction of Elizabeth St. Goldie Place will be the first laneway on the left. Melbourne Cabs: 1300 635 222 or Silver Top: 131 008



Uptown Jazz Cafe:
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

August 11, 2022 - 8:00pm

177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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

July 28, 2022 - 8:00pm

6 Goldie Place, Melbourne

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

June 23, 2022 - 8:00pm

6 Goldie Place, Melbourne

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

February 6, 2020 - 8:30pm

6 Goldie Place, Melbourne

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Uptown Jazz Cafe:
www.uptownjazzcafe.com

December 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Fyrefly:
www.fyreflystkilda.com.au

November 29, 2019 - 8:30pm

34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

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Promotional Material:

Venues - click on the links below for your gig's marketing info.

Press Kit for: Paris Cat Jazz Club: July 7 gig



Some Miscellaneous Live Performance Pics: