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The Big Bands Showcase

Start Date

19 Oct 2019 7:00 pm


Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre

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Tickets Available at Eventbrite or at the door.

A seriously Huge night of music for the Grand Finale of the Conservatorium's Showcase series at the Founders Room.

First up -  The  Oz Jazz small Big Band (director, Dr Matthew Boden)
“Featuring 12 of Tassie’s finest, this rip-snorting, ragtag bunch of young maestri will be blazing their way through a selection of exclusively Australian repertoire… a bunch of gems from the pens of Mike Nock (one of the godfathers of Australian jazz), arrangements of Paul Grabowsky tunes, an original or two by Matt Boden; and also featuring compositions by several members of the band… TBA on the night! 

Then...The Conservatorium of Music Big Band (director, Les Johnson)
This band will literally take up all the stage and deliver a funky Jazz punch to your Mind,Body and Soul.
"Ripper charts played by some really hot cats. The Conservatorium Big Band is on fire....bring your fire extinguishers"

"Don’t be perturbed by the name… this evening of music making madness will comprise everything from straight-up-and-down hard swing, through blast beats, crazy distorted slide guitar acrobatics, screeching reeds and brass, phat beats, whacky time signatures, musical games + shouting, aleatoric jaunts (look it up), and plenty of good times.”

close up of Saxophone players