The Melbourne Big Band Festival - 2017

Jazz for everyone

Sat Feb 11th 2017 to Sun Feb 12th 2017 at 12:00 until 21:30
Melbourne, 16-22 Cross St, Brunswick, Melbourne

Event Details

The Melbourne Big Band Festival is a brand new jazz festival which aims to celebrate the wide and eclectic large ensemble scene right here in our jazz capital.

Designed as a vehicle to promote, educate and commemorate, the various ensembles come together in a melting pot of musical expression and celebration. The Melbourne Big Band Festival is based at the Cross Street Music Hall, a unique and renowned institution within the Australian music landscape.

The program features a diverse collection of music spanning from the 1920’s classics to the contemporary era of the jazz orchestra.

The debut festival aspires to please everyone, young and old, and we encourage everyone to come down and get involved in this powerful and exciting art form.

Bring your family and friends to wander through our music marketplace and enjoy phenomenal live music, fantastic food and a variety of goodies for sale.

Together, the festival board is dedicated to creating an atmosphere unrepresented by any other jazz festival in the country. By bringing the community, culture and public all together in the same place, for the same reason –this will undoubtedly be an event to remember.

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--- PROGRAM ---
Saturday 11th:
12.30pm - Immortal Horns (Market Stage)
1.00pm - The Robert Simone Big Band (Main Stage)
2.30pm - Low Down Big Band (Main Stage)
3.30pm - Market Lane (Market Stage)
4.00pm - Moreland City Band Phoenix Project (Main Stage)
5.30pm - Melbourne Composers Big Band (Main Stage)
6.30pm - Don Jordan's Mel'Bones (Market Stage)
7.00pm - Jason Chalmers and The JC Little Big Band (Main Stage)
8.30pm - Admiral's Own Album Launch Event Page

Sunday 12th:
12.30pm - Emily Schnall Quartet (Market Stage)
1.00pm - AIM Big Band (Main Stage)
2.30pm - Wesley College Big Band (Main Stage)
3.15pm - Northcote High School Big Band (Main Stage)
4.00pm - Horns of Leroy (Market Stage)
4.30pm - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra (Main Stage)
5.30pm - Monash University Jazz Orchestra (Main Stage)
6.30pm - Melbourne SQuare (Market Stage)
7.00pm - National Youth Jazz Academy - NYJA (Main Stage)
8.30pm - Roxy Coss & The James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra

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