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aussiegeezer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: BIG BAND, ANYONE INTERESTED? Reply with quote

I have a library of about 1000 charts written locally for a 12 - 16 piece big band, Looking to start rehearsing. with view to gigging, Line-up is trumpets, Trombones, Sax ( Ten Alto Barri, and some sop, dbl on Clarinets & flute) guitar Bass Drums & percussion.

Natuarally reading wouuld be an advantage!!!

I looking for interest at the moment, will start auditioning soon,

get back to me here if you're interested, or knwo someone who might be
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play Trumpet AMEB 7 ish

and i also play guitar ...

Where are you going to be based?
What's the age range ?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:37 pm    Post subject: trombonist Reply with quote

I'm a trombonist, about 7 years playing experience, and can read music pretty well. I havnt gone very far with AMEB, but i am currently studying a Jazz music course in Greensborough. Where are you guys based??
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a female singer who just loves big band! More info would be great - where you're based, age range etc.

Thanks,
S
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m interested in finding out about the big band you are putting together. I play Alto, Tenor and Bari sax and play an assortment of hand percussion as well. It may well be the opportunity I need to get back into reading charts and could be a heap of fun as well, as I played with a number of successful big bands around 15 years ago.

Firstly, a few questions:

1 Where do you want to take this (ie: a rehearsing band, unpaid or low-paid community gigs, professional gigs, whatever…)?
2 Do all your sax players need to double another instrument? (does an EWI count?).
3 You mention 1000 charts, what style of music is involved here and who’s arrangements are they?
4 Where, when and how often are you going to rehearse? Also, is there any particular age range for members?

I’ll look forward to your reply,

Ciao, Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:53 pm    Post subject: thanks for your messages, Reply with quote

As I mentioned, at the moment I was mainly interested in seeing if I had enough interest in starting a band this size. now that is seems enough people might me interested, I'll start looking for an appropriate venue to start regular rehearsals.

the arrangments are from a well known local musician who has retired, I have access to his library and can't stand to see it just sitting there.

Long term plans ideally are to perform professionally, but we need to be sure we have a product worth showing first. Laughing

as far as age limits are concerned, I'm more interested in your playing that how old you are or how you look, call me old fashioned


Hope that answers at least some of your questions, thanks again for your interest I'll keep you posted here as to first rehearsals.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play drums + percussion and am very interested in setting up a big band!

I am in Camberwell and know a place where we could possibly practice.

Let me know when you have some more info! If you need help organising, I am happy to help out.

Looking forward to your reply,

Tom
(Might be able to get a guitarist and Bass guitarist too)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thissink wrote:

(Might be able to get a guitarist and Bass guitarist too)


Shotgun Guitar or Bass maybe ... !
But i am a horn player by trade ...

Neway , where is this guy ? !
I wanna play in a big band that's not a mediocre school "itermediate stage band" *laughs*

and what charts does he have ?
any jaco pastorious.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: charts Reply with quote

Jaco pastorious, Birdland, Charts range from Bach's moonlight sonata to blues hbrothers, to Charlie parker, to frank zappa. I guess you'll have to comme along when we start rehearsals to see the book.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im another trombone player if you need it!
been playing for 9 years, been playing bigband jazz for 5 years.
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