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John Montesante Quintet, Nichaud Fitzgibbon


Thu 14 Feb 2013, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Where: The Commune Cafe Bar, 2 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

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  • Admission: Free
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The John Montesante Quintet is a stylish, horn-led combo formed in 1990 by Jazz Trumpet, Arranger and Composer, John Montesante.

Influenced by bebop, the band offers a modern take on standards as well as John Montesante's special jazz arrangements. The John Montesante Quintet has gained respect in the discerning jazz scene due to its quality musicianship, versatility, entertainment value and ability to perform with any outstanding vocal and musical artists from in or out of town.

The current stellar line-up of Scott Lambie, Dean Addison, Joe Ruberto, Jim Glasson and John Montesante, and the diversity of vocal artists performing with the JMQ, gives this band a freshness, versatility and vitality that engages its audience. As well as a variety of jazz gigs, this is illustrated by the JMQ having a quality residency in one venue for over eight years to date - which is a rarity in the modern jazz music scene.

The John Montesante Quintet showcases the finest artists, performing outstanding jazz and provides top class entertainment value as well. Each Thursday the John Montesante Quintet performs with a revolving showcase of fine jazz singers.

Please note meal bookings are essential and can be made on 03 96545477.

Over the years the John Montesante Quintet (formerly called 'Workin' & Steamin') has performed at Australian Jazz Conventions, Ruby Reds, Stonnington Jazz Festival, International Jazz Festival, Fine Food Wine and Music By The Bay Festival, Fox Museum, Ninety-Nine, McClelland Gallery, Exhibition Buildings, International Flower and Garden Show, Peninsula at Atlantic, Dizzy's Jazz Club - former and current sites, Crown NYE, Myer Family functions, The Commune Cafe-Bar, as well as various major events and corporate functions. Available for Festivals, Concerts, Venues, Media and all Events, the John Montesante Quintet offers quality musicianship, great entertainment value and the capacity to perform with any outstanding jazz singer or instrumentalist.

They have included: Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Sarah McKenzie, Wilbur Wilde, Joe Chindamo, Elly Hoyt, Yvette Johansson, Julie O'Hara, Rebecca Mendoza, Fem Belling, Rod Gilbert, Daina Jowsey, Rita Satch, Ruby Page, Gil Askey, Miriam Waks (NSW), Trent White (WA), Margaret Morrison, Hetty Kate, Emma Franz, Garth Ploog, Martin Breeze, Jamie Oehlers, Mark Fitzgibbon, Craig Schneider, Dean Cooper, David Hicks, Darryn Farrugia, Barney Loveland, Ben Robertson, Andy Firth (NSW), Gary Costello, Nick Haywood, George Washing machine (NSW), Jeff Duff (NSW) and many others.

- John Montesante Quintet-Live at Atlantis (WaZoo Records).
Available via iTunes, CD Baby and Digital Sales, or refer to the band website above.
- JMQ members (with extra horn and vocal guests on some tracks) have commenced recording studio sessions for a new CD, to be released in mid 2013.