The Grubs are a Melbourne based New Orleans style trad jazz band, with an emphasis on bringing a larrikin, Australian approach to the music. Expect a raucous set of New Orleans party music, transported to Fitzroy - with a focus on collective improvisation , syncopated dance rhythms and general rowdiness. The band is a classic Dixieland sextet featuring Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone, Banjo, Double Bass and Drum Kit. Most gigs now also feature the wonderful Jess Palmer (Of Melbourne soul icons Hey Frankie, and jazz group Yellowbird) on vocals.