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John Montesante Quintet


Sat 22 Feb 2014, 9:00pm–11:30pm

Where: Dizzy's Jazz Club - Permanently Closed, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $16.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: polly555

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.

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, Joe Chindamo, Elly Hoyt, Yvette Johansson, Julie O'Hara, Rebecca Mendoza, May Johnston, 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), 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. The JMQ performs each month at Dizzy's Jazz Club, with various guest artists. And with a superb chef, this is the best jazz menu in town too, so dinner is recommended. Bookings are essential.

In 2013 John formed a 10 piece line up of the band, including the core outfit with addition 4 horns and one guitar. It is called the JMQ Jazz Dectet and performs dedicated arrangements, showcasing fthe ine musicians and guest singers.

This evening's guest artist is velvet voiced chanteuse, ANNA GILKISON, making her Dizzy's debut.

- 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.