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Dig This: Exploring the Big Band : album launch

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Dig This: Exploring the Big Band : album launch

  • Date: Sunday, 8 June 2014, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Club Sapphire — 119 Main St, Merimbula, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

Dig This : Exploring the Big Band - Music of Sally Greenaway is going to be launched at one of Australia's most loved and longest running jazz festivals!

Sally Greenaway's foray into writing for big band began with her piece F', written for the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra. She took part in their highly acclaimed National Big Band Composition Competition in 2008, which is broadcast on ABC Classic FM's Jazztrack with Mal Stanley. Her piece won the award that year - and at that moment she became addicted to the incredible rush and excitement that comes from the inevitable combination of arranged and improvised elements in jazz orchestration. She has since been working with big bands all around the country. The ACT Jazz Orchestra, the Melbourne Composers Big Band, the Royal Military College Big Band, Sirens Big Band and various community and school bands have performed her music to great public toe-tapping satisfaction.

The music on this CD pays homage to the golden age of the big band whilst keeping a foot firmly in the modern big band sound. Continue reading here.

Youtube Video of one of the album's tracks: Dig This Mallow

Sally Greenaway Orchestra

Trumpets: Dan McLean; Cameron Smith; Scott Levers; Max Schroedl Trombones: Valdis Thomann; Rob Lee; Darren Ormsby; Matt Ricketts Saxophones: Tom Manley; Adam Matthews; Nathan Scibberas; Bryan Hooley; Caleb Fryar Rhythm Section: Sally Greenaway (keys/MD); Phil Dick (bass); Derrick Brassington (drums)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Around the world : big band (2011) by Sally Greenaway
— performed by Sally Greenaway Orchestra
At the start of day : big band (2010) by Sally Greenaway
— performed by Sally Greenaway Orchestra
Dig this mallow : big band (2011) by Sally Greenaway
— performed by Sally Greenaway Orchestra
Falling of seasons : big band (2008) by Sally Greenaway
— performed by Sally Greenaway Orchestra

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