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John Montesante Quintet feat Olivia Chindamo

When:

Thu 12 Jun 2014, 6:00pm–9:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Minimum spend on food per person: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: polly555

The John Montesante Quintet is a stylish, horn-led combo formed in 1990 by Jazz Trumpet, Arranger and Composer, John Montesante. The regular line-up is Dean Cooper (drums), Michael Harding (piano), Tony Hicks ( saxophones), Ben Robertson (double bass), John Montesante (trumpet/flugelhorn).

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.

Over the years the John Montesante Quintet (formerly called 'Workin' & Steamin') has performed at Australian Jazz Conventions, Ruby Reds, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Uptown Jazz, 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, Bennett's Lane, 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, Tamara Kuldin, Joe Chindamo, Elly Hoyt, Yvette Johansson, Julie O'Hara, Rebecca Mendoza, Fem Belling, Rod Gilbert, Daina Jowsey, Rita Satch, Ruby Page, Kimba Griffith, May Johnston, Andrew Swann, Samantha Morley, Gil Askey, Miriam Waks (NSW), Trent White (WA), Margaret Morrison, Hetty Kate, Emma Franz, Martin Breeze, Jamie Oehlers, Mark Fitzgibbon, Craig Schneider, Dean Cooper, David Hicks, Darryn Farrugia, Kim May, Barney Loveland, Ben Robertson, Andy Firth (NSW), Gary Costello, Nick Haywood, George Washing machine (NSW), Jeff Duff (NSW) and many others.

The John Montesante Quintet showcases the finest artists, performing outstanding jazz and provides top class entertainment value as well. Bookings are essential.

This evening's guest artist at The Commune is talented up and coming jazz singer, Olivia Chindamo, who recently won the 'Generations of Jazz' Vocal Scholarship. A wonderful evening is guaranteed.

Discography:
- 2009 : John Montesante Quintet-Live at Atlantis (WaZoo Records) available via iTunes, CD Baby and Digital Sales, or refer to the band website above.
- 2013 : JMQ Jazz Dectet - The Little Big Horn Project (WaZoo Records) available CD Baby and Digital Sales, or refer to the band website above.
The John Montesante Quintet is a stylish, horn-led combo formed in 1990 by Jazz Trumpet, Arranger and Composer, John Montesante.