Trumpeter and Vocalist Audrey Powne’s music exhibits sophistication and virtuosity rarely demonstrated in one her age.
The Pretty Big Band channels inspiration from a time when music was great and jazz was king. Flaunting luscious brass and spicy rhythms, the band features many of Melbourne’s flirtiest musicians. Ten musos packed onto any small stage are sure to get any joint jumping.
The weekly parties are never the same as the band effortlessly jumps genres, twisting and contorting old world repertoire into something idiosyncratically their own.
Trumpeter and composer Paul Williamson has established a reputation for producing distinctive recordings of outstanding ensemble performances.
Eugene Ball (trumpet), Max Slorach (saxophone), Andrea Keller (piano), Robbie Finch (double bass) & Maddison Carter (drums).
The Monash Jazz & Popular Studies program is based on the African American jazz idiom as a language for learning, but embraces a wide selection of musical styles. The philosophy of the course is to offer a strong technical and musical foundation that allows each student to develop a personal 'voice'.
In the final stages of their studies, this evening will showcase Luke Singleton on drums, James Wheller on keys and Russel Tay on piano.
After relocating here from Perth, acoustic bassist Sam Anning became an ubiquitous part of Melbourne’s jazz scene.
Growing up under the influence of jazz pianist/arranger father Noel Mendoza, Rebecca started on the Jazz scene at an early age singing the swingin’ and sultry songs Cole Porter, Gershwin and Van Heusen to name a few.