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Melbourne Composers Big Band

  • 16-22 Cross Street Brunswick East, VIC, 3057 Australia (map)

The Melbourne Composers Big Band are a nationally renowned composition initiative, designed to give anyone and everyone the chance to have their own music performed and recorded by one of the countries leading jazz ensembles. The MCBB were formed with the sole purpose of encouraging and promoting Australian composition and big band music. With so many talented composers, arrangers, musicians and educators across the country, the MCBB plan to give opportunity to all individuals who wish to contribute and celebrate the ever-growing Australian big band and composition scene.

The MCBB itself includes some of Melbourne's most exciting musicians and improvisers. All members are passionate about big band playing, composition and original Australian music. The ensemble is led by the founder of this project, James Mustafa.



Alto Sax 1: Chris Street
Alto Sax 2: Rob Simone
Tenor Sax 1: Stephen Byth
Tenor Sax 2: Aidan Hodge
Baritone Sax: Nick McCusker

Trumpet 1: Miles Izzo
Trumpet 2: Niran Dasika
Trumpet 3: Travis Woods
Trumpet 4: Tom Sly
Trumpet 5: Brae Grimes

Trombone 1: Daniel McIlvride
Trombone 2: Chris Vizard
Trombone 3: Josh Bennier
Bass Trombone: Elijah Cornish

Guitar: Nick Kyritsis
Piano: Liam Butler Webb
Bass: Josh Manusama
Drums: Kieran Rafferty

Doors 5pm

Two sets from 5:15pm

16-22 Cross Street,
East Brunswick

Earlier Event: December 13
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Later Event: February 14
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