THE NEW MELBOURNE JAZZ BAND

THE NEW MELBOURNE JAZZ BAND

The NEW MELBOURNE JAZZ BAND is a six piece Dixieland Jazz Band based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Our extensive repertoire enables us to present an extremely wide and varied range of programs, including:-

  • Traditional New Orleans
  • Tribute to Louis Armstrong
  • Swing era selections
  • Roaring Twenties
  • Fats Waller
  • Benny Goodman etc.

    These programs can also be modified, either in terms of time or variations in size of the group, to suit particular occasions.

    On our recent highly successful appearances at Festivals in America we performed twenty (20) sets, each 1 1/4 hours in duration, requiring up to twelve tunes per set.
WE DID NOT REPEAT ANY TUNE - except by popular request!

    On the many occasions we have performed at more formal functions, such as cabarets, weddings and dinner dances, we have catered for the particular needs of the audience by being able to present small group combinations in the early stages of the proceedings. This is particularly important while guests are settling in and getting to know one another. As the evening progresses, then the band builds the momentum, "reading" the crowd and responding as appropriate.

 

"Major career highlights"

  • official Jazz Ambassadors of Melbourne since 1984
  • launched "Melbourne" promotional material for MELBOURNE TOURISM AUTHORITY
  • support group for visiting international groups such as:-
        ACKER BILK, DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND, KENNY BALL
  • several T.V. performances including Good Morning Australia CH.10 (12)
  • regular headline performances at MONTSALVAT JAZZ FESTIVAL
  • feature band at MOE JAZZ FESTIVAL, MARVELOUS MELBOURNE JAZZ FESTIVAL, PERTH JAZZ FESTIVAL W.A., NEWCASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
  • ROYAL SOUTH YARRA TENNIS CLUB annual dinner dance
  • MELBOURNE CUP, FLEMINGTON RACE TRACK, PRESENTATION FOR VICTOUR
  • QUEENSLAND TOUR '98 (MARCH) SURFER'S PARADISE/BRISBANE/NOOSA
  • INVITATION ONLY performances at:-
        MEDFORD, OREGON
        PENN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
        SACRAMENTO FESTIVAL, CALIFORNIA (2)
        REDDING JAZZ FESTIVAL, CALIFORNIA (5)
        EUREKA JAZZ FESTIVAL, CALIFORNIA (6)
        VICTORIA B.C. CANADA FESTIVAL (5)
        HONG KONG (6)
        BAHRAIN/SINGAPORE/VANUATU/FIJI
  • SPECIAL 4 FESTIVAL PACKAGE IN OCTOBER 1998 - SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA / MEDFORD, OREGON / SUN VALLEY, IDAHO / PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA
  • BACK TO THE US IN 2000 - IN MARCH TO SUNNYVALE, MODESTO, CATHEDRAL CITY, EUREKA.
  • OCTOBER TO MEDFORD, SUN VALLEY AND PISMO BEACH AND MESA (PHOENIX ARISONA) CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL.

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