The UQ BIG BAND is based at the University of Queensland in Australia, and consists of students and alumni who major in a range of academic fields but who all
The UQ BIG BAND is based at the University of Queensland in Australia, and consists of students and alumni who major in a range of academic fields but who all share a passion for jazz and contemporary art music. The UQBB has become one of the most innovative and aspiring large jazz ensembles in Australia, having premiered many new programs in recent years.
In 2014, the UQBB received rave reviews for their performance of Markus Geiselhart’s “The Other Side of MozART” that involves jazz-infused reinterpretations of Mozart’s works such as The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, the Jupiter Symphony, Alla Turca and the Requiem Masscoupled with Mozart’s letters written between 1777-1781 to his cousin Maria Anna Thekla. The letters, known as the Bäsle letters, are striking for Mozart’s humorous, yet vulgar language and sexual humour.
The UQBB has also extensively performed the works of Radiohead, Frank Zappa, Bjork, Horst-Michael Schaffer with the JBBG (Graz, Austria) and German-based, singer/guitarist Monika Roscher.
In 2016, the UQBB toured the USA from Los Angeles, San Diego and New York, where they worked with Vincent Gardner and Bob Mintzer, performed with Gordon Goodwin at CalArts (Los Angeles) and Randy Brecker (Shapeshifter Lab, New York). They also were the first Australian Big Band to be featured at the New York International Music Festival, performing at Carnegie Hall.
In 2018, the UQBB joined forces with LA-based Australian movie composer/drummer/conductor Tim Davies (La La Land, Trolls, Minions, Ant-Man, Empire, The Peanuts Movie, The Muppets, Lego Ninjago and Frozen) to perform a series of his Grammy-award winning compositions for Big Band.
The musicians also continue to perform at festivals, corporate functions, and jazz clubs across the state of Queensland. They’ve featured at the Bellingen Jazz Festival, Broadbeach Jazz Festival, Teneriffe Festival, Essentially Ellington Festival, Cane to Coral Charity Ball in Bundaberg, Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival along with numerous performances at the Brisbane Jazz Club.
The UQ BIG BAND was established in 2007 and is directed by Churchill Fellowship recipient, Clint Allen.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 8.00pm.
See below to book your tickets today.
(Tuesday) 11 June 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000