“Essentially we are a dirty beatnik rock n’roll band who play jazz and soul music” Darcy McNulty- Jazz Party
Well-dressed jazz punks with a passion for classic and neo soul, Jazz Party play RnB inspired tunes with a contemporary bent. With Darcy McNulty’s wailing saxophone leading the horns section, the silver-tongued backing vocals by the jazzboys form the perfect backdrop to the almighty roar of lead lady and soul diva Loretta Miller. This is Jazz Party.
After headlining New Years Evie and rousing the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheater into a frenzy at Golden Plains, Jazz Party took the party West to tastemaker festival Wave Rock. They have also supported New Orleans Grammy nominated jazz-funk band The Hot 8 Brass Band, Lake Street Dive and will support Lee Fields later this year. This eight-piece party band of extraordinary Jazz and soul musicians are still revelling in the buzz off the back of their debut release 'Monday Night' with a run of Summer festivals around the country including Riverboats, WOMAD, St Kilda Festival and Brunswick Music Festival.
“Never been to New Orleans, but this took me halfway there. ” Richard Kingsmill on the single ‘Drowning’
Led by former saxophonist and songwriter of Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes Darcy McNulty and supreme diva and ex-Rackette, Loretta Miller, Jazz Party are an inimitable force. A riot of a rhythm, ‘Monday Night’ boasts epic horn sections and manic keys as well as soulful melodies and heartbreaking vocals. Singing lead on almost half the songs, soul diva and style icon, Loretta Miller aka “The First Lady of JP” steps into her own on the album, co-writing the single, Talking in Your Sleep and singing lead on almost half the album. Produced by award-winning producer, Steven Schram, Monday Night was recorded live and bares the hallmarks of his dynamic production.
Jazz Party will spend the second half of 2018 writing and recording their follow up record.
“It was the most fun I’ve had in a studio setting and we’re really proud of this as our debut.” Darcy McNulty, Jazz Party
“It's about finding a release and reveling in your darkest places. The kind of songs you can join in on and dance around your room in an ecstatic way." Loretta Miller, Jazz Party
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