We’re a seven piece jazz band featuring an unusual range of instruments and repertoire.
Between us, the seven of us play recorders, reeds, vocals, piano, banjo, drums, washboard, piano accordion, ukuleles and sousaphone.
We play jazz standards and early Australian jazz as well as a wide variety of other music, including klezmer, romantic ballads, Latin, and diverse popular tunes. Our music ranges from familiar standards re-interpreted in a cheerful, energetic style, to fun tunes you may never have heard before.
We’re an entertaining band which all age groups enjoy. Our range of styles includes background music to create a lively, happy atmosphere, music for dancing to get everyone’s toes tapping, interesting music for listening, and concert style shows.
Since forming in 2011, we’ve had enthusiastic responses in corporate and private settings, such as wineries, aged care facilities, parties and functions as well as jazz festivals, jazz clubs and venues. These include the Grampians and Inverloch jazz festivals, Phillip Island Jazz Club, Treble Clef Jazz Lounge, Open Studio, Caulfield Park Bandstand Concerts, and the Rosstown Hotel,
We released ou first CD in 2015. It’s entitled Sweet Ade: Celebrating Ade Monsbourgh and the Recorder.