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Melbourne Composers Big Band


Melbourne Composers Big Band

  • Date: Friday, 19 October 2012
  • Venue: Gertrude's Brown Couch — 30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, VIC

Event Details

The Melbourne Composers Big Band is a brand new jazz initiative that specialises in performing compositions and arrangements by writers from Melbourne. With so many talented composers, arrangers and big band enthusiasts in Melbourne's cultured and colourful jazz scene, the ensemble plans to help bring the many voices of Melbourne to life through their music. Each gig will feature approximately 10 different writers from around Victoria and 2 charts by members of the band. The band is led by James Mustafa and its members include outstanding players from across Melbourne, all with a passion for jazz and big band. The ensemble is a well-rehearsed, tight group that's full of dedicated and versatile instrumentalists. The MCBB already have plans to take the musical experience even further by having guest singers, commissioned works and to feature unique instrumental artists in the near future. October 19, 2012 gig at Gertrude's Brown Couch: - Elijah Maddern - Daniel Mougerman - Sally Greenaway - Timothy Lawrence - Jenna Cave - James Mustafa - Natalia Grechko - Cam McAllister - Dave Newington - AND MORE!

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to melbournecomposersbigband@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Dear Miss Upstill : for jazz orchestra (2009) by Jenna Cave
— performed by Melbourne Composers Big Band and James Mustafa
Falling of seasons : big band (2008) by Sally Greenaway
— performed by Melbourne Composers Big Band and James Mustafa

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