New Melbourne Jazz Band

January 2, 2017
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Ross Anderson Bass player and chief of this musical organization, Ross started playing around 1952 in a quartet located in Echuca in north Victoria. He joined up with the RAAF in 1956 and a time period of 12 years continued playing rossin many different groups in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Townsville. Back in Melbourne in 1968 he fronted a jazz trio that played for 9 years on Dorset Gardens Hotel in Croydon. Ross joined the famous Storyville Allstars in 1974 and played with them until 1981 when he left to make This new Melbourne Jazz Band. In 1984 he took this band toward USA to execute at prestigious Sacramento Jazz Festival in which they were a resounding success and because then The brand new Melbourne Jazz Band has made 14 trips on United States Of America and Canada to execute at major jazz celebrations. In 1997 Ross had been appointed musical director for the Marvellous Melbourne Jazz Festival. You should definitely playing music, Ross [a carpenter by trade] uses their lumber crafting skills to create and build the Anderson Travel Bass.

Mike Edwards

A multi-instrumentalist, Mike began playing trumpet when he ended up being 14. He played and recorded using the Red Onion Jazz Band before going to Sydney in which he used The Olympia Jazz Band, completing for Geoff Bull as he had been offshore.

Returning to Melbourne he took up sax and throughout the 60’s played in the pop music scene with these types of popular groups as Ram Jam Big Band, The Pink Finks, Jeff St. John’s Yama, while the Party device.

Influenced by the united states /rock music associated with the very early 70’s, Mike took up electric guitar and played and recorded with Quinn, Sundown and Cherokees.

In 1971 he made a major trip of Vietnam, performing and playing guitar as part of the show-band Phoenix, Returning to the jazz scene in 1973, Mike played electric guitar and banjo with Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers.

After a short span within the people scene where he played mandolin and tin whistle, Mike played guitar in reception bands until the mid 80’s as he once again gone back to the jazz scene.

In 1991 Mike joined Radio times on clarinet, saxophones, flute and guitar.

In 1994 he joined Steve Waddell’s Creole Bells and 8 years carried out with them at venues and celebrations around Australia. During this period the band in addition made 4 trips into United States Of America to perform at jazz celebrations in the west coastline.

Charley Farley Banjo playing Charley was created in The united kingdomt and migrated to Australian when he ended up being 13 years old. Trying out banjo at 17 he started their musical profession in the people scene in 1966 with the Witney Green Singers. Charley after that turned to jazz as well as in 1970 joined up with the celebrated brand new Harlem Jazz Band which appeared in the film Squizzy Taylor and played regarding the sound track. Within the mid seventies he enjoyed well known rings LaVida, The Nick Polites Jazz Band and Poppa Cass Dixielanders. In 1978 he was among initial people in the Creole Bells and enjoyed them for eighteen months until joining The Cotton Club additionally the Cairo Club Orchestra. In the early 80s Charley rejoined this new Harlem Jazz Band which later on transformed it self to the well-known jazz orchestra broadcast Days. He stayed using them until 1992 when he joined the Maple Leaf Jazz Band. Charley joined the newest Melbourne Jazz Band in 1997 playing banjo and electric guitar and performing inside the unique vocal style. An authority regarding banjo, Charlie plays a selection of classic instruments, including a Majestic from 1927, which is one of just three on earth.

Graeme Steel Graeme is regarding the Melbourne jazz scene for nearly 60 many years. He's caused

a number of the top jazz performers, and has generated a reputation as one of the much more trustworthy

jazz players, equally yourself in contemporary, Mainstream, Dixie and conventional styles.

He has got already been a regular factor at Jazz Festivals at Merimbula, Halls Gup, Moruya,

Deniliquin, Wagga Wagga, Paynesville, Coolart and Inverloch (he had been music director

associated with the Inverloch festival for five years).

Their dominant and delicate use of the muted trumpet has actually won many accolades, especially

as a backing player for vocalists including Pippa Wilson, Anita Harris, Sarah Maclaine

and Patsy O'Neill, and has now taped CDs with Anita (2) and Patsy.

A number of the artists he's worked with consist of John Adams, Helen and Neil Jowsey,

Graeme Coyle, Ron Sandilands, Alan Smith, Mike Edwards, Ron Trigg, Alex

Hutchinson, Kenn Jones, Leon Heale, Jeff Kluke, Harry Price and many other.

Ron Hayden/Drums
1957 Ron played in Melbourne’s very first Rock’n’roll band. It is noted inside Australian Book of Rock’n’roll.

1966 Led citizen musical organization at Kenilworth House, Southern Yarra. (Lots of weddings and supper dances).

1966-1968 South Side 6 (six evenings per week) with John Foster, Helen and Neil Jowsey. Performed numerous spots on IMT with this particular band.

1971-1974 Led a quartet at Tullamarine airport. Wendy Stapleton sang using musical organization.

1974 Tony Gould trio with Ray Speakman.

1975. Tony Gould trio supported the L.A. 4 in Melbourne.

1975-1980 Played in a Bavarian band (that includes leder hosen) at the Eltham Barrel.

1981-1982. Joined Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers.

New Melbourne Jazz Band (2008 Exhibition)
New Melbourne Jazz Band (2008 Exhibition)
New Melbourne Jazz Band
New Melbourne Jazz Band
New Melbourne Jazz Band plays "Avalon"
New Melbourne Jazz Band plays "Avalon"

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