Esstee Big Band
Genre: Big Band
Venue 1: Theatre Royal
Date: Saturday 8 June, 5pm
Venue 2: Theatre Royal
Date: Sunday 9 June, 4.40pm
Saxophones: Matt Poynter, Cara Taber, Scott Templeton, Nathaniel Poynter, Phillip Reichman
Trombones: Andrew Serpell, Hamish Moffatt, Simon Greatwood, Tim Blamey
Trumpets: Dan Heskett, Pat Broadbent, Matt Turner, Dave Hirst
Rhythm Section: Piano: Chris Staben, Guitar: Norm Grimmett, Drumkit: Mat Duniam, Bass: Tim Nikolsky
Vocalists: Margot Leighton & Zac Teichmann.
Music Director: Scott Templeton
Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest swinging 18-piece big band.
Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, the band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. If you want a great night of dancing to the hits of Frank, Ella, Harry, Nina and Buble, plus iconic arrangements by Basie, Mingus and Ellington then check out the Esstee Big Band!
You can catch the vibe of what we do here: https://youtu.be/HUj6eyemdhI
The Esstee Big Band is passionate about big band music, and believes that this music was created to dance to. The band absolutely loves to play for swing dancers, and have done so recently with Swing Patrol, and also at the Melbourne Lindy Exchange ball where they actually played under a shiny DC3 aeroplane in a hangar at Essendon airport!
Even if you think you don’t like big band music, you’ll love Esstee big band.
The Esstee big band puts on a great, entertaining show that is fun. The energy generated from the 18-piece big band in full flight could power Melbourne!
The Esstee big band has played for the last 20 years at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival.