Looking for a gig this weekend? A seven-hour jazz party is going down at The Night Cat tomorrow

Looking for a gig this weekend? A seven-hour jazz party is going down at The Night Cat tomorrow

Words by Tom Parker

Moor Music are back with another event spotlighting Melbourne’s most exciting contemporary jazz artists.

The crew at Moor Music are making a habit of throwing epic events celebrating some of the best up-and-coming music talent Melbourne has to offer.

After a hosting a nine-hour warehouse rave at Rubix Warehouse in May, the event collective are back with another party which will see them take over The Night Cat across seven hours on Saturday.

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Billed as an “evening of nu-jazz and visual immersion”, DAWN will welcome some of Melbourne’s most exciting underground artists and nu-jazz collectives to the stage, filling the venue with transcendent soundscapes and endless good times.

Spanning two sessions – one from 8pm to 11pm and another from 11:30pm to 3am – DAWN will see the likes of goodmood (UK)Emma Volard and Charles-Eddy Vitry aka Mr Pitiful perform for the early slot, while Uncomfortable ScienceProto Moro and Moor Music DJs take the stage for the later slot.

goodmood is the brainchild of the talented Lewis Moody (Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, JK Group) – a project that sees the artist straddle house, broken beat and jazz genres to craft mesmeric sounds. Volard pushes the boundaries of contemporary soul to create her own atmospheres of music, where her vibrant vocals are complemented by swirling jazz instrumentation.

Then there’s Mr Pitiful, probably the most well-travelled of the DAWN artists – having spent time in Paris, New York, Montreal, Switzerland and beyond. He’s a genre-defying aficionado who spins jazz groove, hip hop, house and more.

Of the later acts, Uncomfortable Science is one for the improv enthusiasts out there. Armed with a whiteboard and pen, bandleader Lachlan Mitchell – of Laneous, Jazz Party and Vulture St Tape Gang fame – directs an ever-changing lineup of artists down transient, yet coherent, avenues of sound.

Capping off the bands, Proto Moro are one of Melbourne’s hype outfits at the moment – a collective well supported by the Colour Club team who craft their own dexterous jazz arrangements.

DAWN goes down at The Night Cat on Saturday June 19. Grab tix here.