From Blue Note to Bop: John Montesante Dectet

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AtBird's Basement
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11 Singers Lane
Bird's Basement
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-03-28
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The JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET is a quality 10 piece Jazz band, that boasts six horns, a matchless rhythm section, with additional guest vocals, performing the coolest jazz arrangements in town. On MAR 28, featured vocalists will be Alinta Chidzey & Craig Schneider, The Dectet had its genesis in Montesante’s stylish, horn-led Quintet, (JMQ - formed 1990) which performs regularly at venues, events and festivals, and is lauded for its quality, longevity and versatility. Over 5 years ago, Montesante added a further four horns and guitarist for special jazz events, to breathe life into his dedicated Blue Note arrangements. And he regularly creates new instrumental and vocal charts, constantly expanding the repertoire. One of Australia's finest band-leaders, Montesante is renowned for his horn arrangements.

As well as the current Jazz Ensembles, he previously led 20 piece 'Cafe Society Orchestra' for 27 years until 2009, concurrently with his legendary soul outfit, 'Grand WaZoo', now in its 37th year of ongoing performance. The John Montesante Dectet performs Jazz for those who savour undiluted virtuosity, outstanding soloists and big horn arrangements of Blue Note standards and bebop. If you enjoy iconic tunes like Arabia, Round Midnight, Here’s That Rainy Day, Sail Away, Falling In Love With Love, Dearly Beloved, Stardust and Mark Murphy songs and more, with horn features, then THIS is your bag. Come out for this mid-week Jazz treat at Bird's Basement. Australia’s finest Jazz Cats perform in the John Montesante Dectet, and this evening's gig will showcase many stellar talents.

Doors 6pm. Showtime 7.30pm

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