Never been to New Orleans, but this took me halfway there.
Richard Kingsmill on the single ‘Drowning’


Rebellious pleasure seekers and connoisseurs, JAZZPARTY combine New Orleans styled revelry with a punk attitude – think New Orleans meets Twin Peaks. This is JAZZPARTY—led by former saxophonist and songwriter of Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes, Darcy McNulty. This eight-piece powerhouse with a punk attitude, furious drums, soaring vocal harmonies and horns features supreme diva Loretta Miller out front as well as bassist and cult hero Jules Pascoe and pianist extraordinaire Gideon Preiss. With eclectic influences from Fats Waller to Hanni El Khatib, Prince to Patsy Cline and David Lynch to Robert Rodriguez, JAZZPARTY delivers jump blues, RnB and forgotten Jazz music with fervor.



Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a general admission venue with standing areas and seating available at shared tables. We recommend arriving early to find a space that’s right for you. The Malthouse Bar is open before and during the show, and food is available from The Malthouse Cafe.

We perform in all weather conditions, so long as it's safe for the performers and for you. Melbourne's weather can change all the time—we recommend bringing a raincoat, wearing waterproof shoes, and bringing a small umbrella just in case. In the event that the performance is cancelled, we will contact you to inform you the next steps. Please note the seating area is not covered.

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Press Play presents JAZZPARTY on Malthouse Outdoor Stage. 

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Malthouse Outdoor Stage is presented by PBS.


Sean Simmons

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Performance Times

FRI 17 MAR / 8.30pm (Doors 7.30pm)


Full $35.00
Door $30.00

All tickets are sold as General Admission (unallocated seating). All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.

Event notes


60 minutes (no interval) 


Recommended for 18+.


Entry permitted at any time.


The Malthouse Outdoor Stage main auditorium is accessible via flat entry and is suitable for wheelchair and mobility device users. The sunken front of stage area called the ‘pit’ is accessed via three stairs only and is not suitable for wheelchair or mobility device users. Accessible toilets are located within The Malthouse and can be accessed via flat floors. For more detailed accessibility information see here.