Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to be able to travel to Hobart and perform at the Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre on Thursday 28 July 2022.

The band will present an exciting performance from a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz that spans classic jazz standards to contemporary original compositions. The repertoire encompasses hard swinging bop and post-bop numbers, bossa-nova and samba grooves, gorgeous ballads, and songs from the great tune-smiths of jazz. The band will chart a course between tight arrangements and creative improvisational exploration.

Get ready for some hot jazz on a cold Hobart night!


The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble pose for a 2022 promotional photo at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

Features seven of Navy’s finest jazz musicians, including our feature vocalist and three piece horn section (trumpet, saxophone, trombone) plus a rhythm-section of piano, double bass and drums. Individually the musicians have all undertaken music degrees at University (including WAAPA and the Victorian College of The Arts) and studied and performed internationally with world renowned artists. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz, from classic jazz standards, to swing, bossa-nova and samba, plus some contemporary original compositions. The group has supported and performed with many world renowned musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison, and Katie Noonan, representing the Royal Australian Navy at community events and official Government functions and regularly performs at Festivals such Moomba and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. The band’s tour of Tasmania includes a performance at The Founders Room at the Salamanca Arts Centre (Thursday 28 July 2022) and performances at this years at Devonport Jazz Festival. 

The band members are:
Maggie James    – Vocals
Gregory Smith    – Saxophone
Martin Duck        – Trumpet
Rob Flynn            – Trombone
Julian Foord        – Piano
Hadyn Murtagh  – Double Bass
Bruce McIntyre  – Drums

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