8:30pm: Entropy Quartet
Entropy Quartet merge elements of improvised jazz, funk, and groove, roving through syncopated stated and improvised landscapes.
The ensemble performs predominantly original material, drawing influence from a broad spectrum ranging from Nik Bartsch to The Bad Plus. Within their repertoire, the band challenges the distinction between rock and jazz, reinterpreting pieces from Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Radiohead.
They released their debut EP 'Live' (recorded live at Bennetts Lane) in 2015, and followed with their first full-length studio release S>0, launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe at the end of 2017. 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 - saxophone
Ben Delves - guitar
Ben Tansey - bass
Kein Jenkins - drums
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.