Cairo Club Orchestra with Nichaud Fitzgibbon

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$10 - $25

Past Event

Don’t miss Peter Milley and the famous Cairo Club Orchestra at The Count’s as they reanimate the soundtrack to an era of prohibition, gangsters, flappers and hot rhythm music of the Jazz Age.

The Cairo Club Orchestra features many of Melbourne’s highest calibre musicians who play with the sort of precision and cohesiveness that is developed through many years of performing together. Their innate sense of swing and hot solos played on period instruments convey an infectious sense of joy and fun as they romp their way through histories dust bin to uncover long forgotten hidden gems.

Band leader, trumpeter, and music historian, Peter Milley, has led the famous Cairo Club Orchestra for over thirty years. Combined with his vast library of original Jazz Age band arrangements is Peter’s unique wit and detailed historical knowledge of the sound, repertoire, and performance nuances of the Jazz era.

“The Cairo Club Orchestra lives fully in the present day. The band members have smartphones and Facebook pages. But their bright spirited music takes us back to the glory days of the 1920’s and 1930’s . To smoky nightclubs where slim women danced all night with handsome young men. Their music-elegant, hot , raucous, and funky-is no dead museum of days gone by. Rather, it is a smooth-running time machine that takes us back to a world where people Knew how to live fully and exuberantly. The spirits of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington , and a thousand Other musicians are smiling because of Peter Milley and his Swinging friends. They embody happiness in Swingtime… ”. Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

Featuring: Peter Milley – leader/Trumpet /Vocals, Ralph Whiteoak – Tenor Sax/Clarinet, Jeff Vague – Alto Sax /Clarinet, Greg Strong – Alto Sax, Clarinet/Baritone Sax, Sean Nihill – Trumpet, Neil Gracy – Trumpet /Trombone, Ian Haines – Trombone, Andrew Nolte – Banjo, Barry Ramage – Bass, Ben Van Den Akker – Drums, Nichaud Fitzgibbon – Vocals

  • Dates & Times:
    • Wednesday 3 August 2022, 7:00pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    Standard $25
    Monash Students $10
    Standard $25
    Monash Students $10
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 2 hours with an interval

    • Venue: The Count’s

    • Age suitability: All ages

  • Venue Details

    The Count’s:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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