Des Reid

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Step It Up


Step It Up


Step It Up

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
Steve Francis – drums
Darren McPherson – sax
Rohan Somasekaran – keys
Des Reid – bass

Step It Up – dancefloor jazz