Surprise Chef are Melbourne's cinematic soul journeymen, producing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk. The band’s live shows are odysseys as they dig into the funkier side of jazz crates and sample material that forms the foundation of hip hop, all through the lens of five musicians from Australia who are deeply committed to representing the ongoing story of soul music.

Don’t miss Surprise Chef live in New Zealand for the first time this October as they launch their third album Education & Recreation.




Eclectic spot offering modern New Zealand food, spirits and live music amid midcentury furniture and electronics. All Wellington Jazz Festival shows at Meow will start at the advertised time.