Step It Up is all about the groove.
A tight live ensemble with infectious tunes, a seminal instrumental band since the 90's "acid-jazz" era in Australia.
They are back with their original core line up, new tunes & new stylings. A great festival act, featuring double percussionists, a tight rhythm section & melodic horns & keys.
Party vibes & new sonic landscapes, a fresh hybrid cocktail of funk, latin, reggae, house, garage, drum'n'bass & more.
Universal. Instantly accessible dancefloor jazz.
Their releases include a recent live album & classic first album plus numerous international compilation tracks on labels including Ubiquity, Creative Vibes and One Movement. They have received much airplay on UK Jazz FM, JJJ and ABC & have shared the stage with DIG (Directions In Groove), the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, and Ronnie Jordan They have featured at the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, Valley Jazz festival & all Vibes on a Summer Day festivals.
Pablo Matus – percussion
Stephen Caruana – percussion
Steve Francis - drums
Darren McPherson - sax
Rohan Somasekaran - keys
Des Reid - bass
Step It Up - Always danceable