Trumpet Jazz Band
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

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Trumpet are a 5 piece Melbourne jazz band playing styles of jazz music from bebop to bossa nova and beyond. Trumpet also delve into blues, funk, soul and 50s rock n roll.

Trumpet have performed at private and public events and locations in Melbourne and more including The Langham Hotel - Southbank, The Park Hyatt - Melbourne, Willow Creek Vineyard - Mornington Peninsula and Fergusson Winery in the Yarra Valley.

Apart from regular public performances the band is available for private functions and events including birthday parties, Christmas parties, corporate entertainment and weddings in Melbourne and surrounding areas.

The band is highly experienced in private functions and is the perfect choice for your next event. Here is one of the many postivie reviews that Trumpet have received.

"Trumpet provided the perfect music as the background to our outdoor wedding at Point Nepean on the Mornington Peninsula. Despite challenging weather, they delivered a great mix of jazz, blues and soul tunes which certainly warmed up our guests and were well appreciated by all.

A highlight of the day was the band playing At Last" as Philippa walked down the aisle – very emotional. We'd highly recommend them as a cracking wedding band."
- Arjang & Philippa Taylor.

Band Biography

Trumpet are an in demand and experienced Melbourne jazz band that has been together since forming at local Melbourne jazz jams in 2009 and have played over 100 public and private gigs during this time.

The Musicians
Anthony Pell - Electric Bass / Double Bass / Backing Vocals 
Anthony has played in several groups in Melbourne and is the resident bassist at Dizzy's jazz jam sessions. He has released several albums of electronic/funk/dub music under the name of Apell and has was featured in Bass Player Magazine. His favourite jazz bass players include Jaco Pastorius, Paul Chambers and Ron Carter.

David Ruiz - Vocals/Trumpet
David has performed at The Paris Cat, La Pena, and The Glasshouse, and has collaborated with Melbourne Pianist Ted Woollan on several recordings. He studied and performed with Bob Sedergreen and Julie O'Hara. His favourite singers include Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Al Green.

Elliott Joe - Guitar
Elliott has played in several big bands and combos throughout Australasia and Asia. Elliott's favorite guitar players are Gilad Hekselman, Allan Holdsworth and Grant Green. 

Mihoko Abe - Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Mihoko is a Japanese native with a love of John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, Charlie Parker and many other noteworthy jazz saxophonists.

Jazz Song List

  • At Last - Etta James
  • Bad Habits - Billy Field
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Danke Shoen
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • I Don’t Stand a Ghost Of A Chance
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Lets Get Lost
  • Moondance
  • Morning
  • My Funny Valentine
  • New York State Of Mind
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Somewhere Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darrin
  • Song For My Father
  • Sorry Guys - Anthony Pell
  • Sugar
  • Summertime
  • Sway
  • Tenderly
  • The Girl From Impanema
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • They Cant Take That Away From Me
  • Unchain My Heart
  • When Lights Are Low
  • Witchcraft
  • You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
  • You Don’t Know What Love Is
  • You Go To My Head

Pop/50s/Soul Song List

  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
  • Cupid - Sam Cooke
  • Donna - Richie Valens
  • Dance Me to the End of Love - Leonard Cohen
  • Devil in Disquise - Elvis Presley
  • Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
  • Everyday - Buddy Holly
  • Feeling Alright - Joe Cocker
  • Grandmas Hands - Bill Withers
  • Here I Am - Al Green
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • I Just Whispered Your Name – Harry Connick Jnr.
  • King of The Road - Roger Miller
  • Lets Stay Together – Al Green
  • Love & Happiness – Al Green
  • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  • Michelle - The Beatles
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Naive Melody - Talking Heads
  • Stand By Me
  • Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats
  • The Lady Don't Mind - Talking Heads
  • Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
  • Use Me – Bill Withers
  • Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  • We Belong Together - Richie Valens
  • What A Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
  • You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

Performance History

Trumpet have played 100s of gigs since 2009 including the following venues and events:

  • The Melbourne Aquarium
  • Byron at Byron in Byron Bay
  • The Langham Hotel in Southbank
  • The Deck Restaurant in Southbank
  • The Cumberland Hotel in Smeaton
  • The City Tiler in Port Melbourne
  • The Esplande Hotel in St Kilda
  • The Grampians Jazz Festival in Halls Gap
  • The Park Hyatt in Melbourne
  • The Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy
  • The Rathdowne Tavern in Carlton
  • The Red Hill Vineyard in Red Hill
  • The Rice Queen in Fitzroy
  • CRDS in Collingwood
  • Baraki in Melbourne
  • Fawlty Farm at Lake Eildon
  • Fergusson Winery in the Yarra Valley
  • Roomba's in Gisbourne
  • Penny Blue in Melbourne
  • Scarlet Lounge in Richmond
  • Cristal in South Yarra
  • Mosaic Resturant & Bar in Altona
  • The Union Club Hotel in Fitzroy 


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