15 December Friday – Cam McAllister’s Big Band: Swingin’ Christmas Show
Friday 15 December 2017, 8.30pm
Experience the true feeling of Christmas with Cam McAllister’s Big Band featuring one of Australia’s finest vocalists/performers Dan Barnett for what is going to be a memorable night of Christmas swing. Mixing some old nostalgic Christmas classics along with new takes on familiar holiday favourites as well as a contemporary Christmas song or two, this performance is guaranteed to put a smile on even Grinch’s dial! Join this incredible band comprising some of Sydney’s finest jazz musicians for a night of music you won’t forget.
Australian trumpet player/composer/arranger Cam McAllister has established himself as an in-demand musician, both as a jazz trumpet player and big band writer as well as arranger for wind orchestra, musical theatre, cruise ships and various other musical ensembles. He has composed and arranged countless works for big band, ranging from high school level through to pro level contemporary jazz orchestras in Australia and abroad. Cam’s music is performed regularly throughout Australia and several of Cam’s compositions have been recorded, most recently on the Royal Australian Navy’s Admiral’s Own Big Band’s latest two releases entitled Compositions and Straight Ahead.
Cam has performed with, among others: Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Barnes, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, John Cleese, Petula Clark, Mark Fitzgibbon Quintet, Andrew Dickeson Quintet, Ten Part Invention, John Paul Young, Richard Carpenter, ATM15, The Bamboos, Electric Empire, The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, The Melbourne Jazz Orchestra, Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, Bennett’s Lane Big Band as well as his own ensembles; the Cam McAllister Big Band and Cam McAllister sextet and more recently The Locals and New Orleans Beats.
Cam has an already established, nationwide profile as a jazz musician, composer and arranger. He has independently funded and released his quintet/sextet’s album Libran Balance for ‘Jazztracks’ on ABC Classic FM; recorded mixed and mastered by Mal Stanley. The album received critical acclaim, of particular note his songs White Knight, Waterfall and Clear which had “enduring appeal in [their] complex, interweaving patterns” (Herald Sun, 2008), with Cam himself recognised as a “talent deserving wider recognition” (Limelight, January 2008). The album made it as high as #1 spot on the iTunes Australia jazz charts.
All arrangements by Cam McAllister
Dan Waples, Andrew Crago, Tom Duck, Danny Junor, Scott Simpkins
Daryl Carthew, Cam McAllister, Marty Duck, Chris Ellis
Dave Henry, Matt O’Brien, Nick Polovineo, Colin Burrows
Joe Wherret, Adrian Keevil, Robin Murray, Dave Goodman
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $51.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $39.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 15 December 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442