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Founded in 2011 The Regent Street Big Band is an energetic 17 piece big band from Sydney, playing a diverse range of Jazz music from traditional swing tunes such as Glen Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington through to Bebop and Funk standards made famous by artists such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. In full flight, the band is an amazing live experience.
The impressive repertoire including original scores from the Mingus Big Band, this group of talented musicians always puts on a spectacular show. Featuring a tight rhythm section, brilliant brass and a collection of masterful soloists, the Regent Street Big Band have carefully crafted their sound over the past 5 years to ensure that each performance is a work of art.
With the mesmerising energy of a steam locomotive, they will transport you away from the world that you arrived at the gig from. Coupled with the dulcet tones of Jimmy Zappia's smooth vocals and a top class list of guest vocalists, the Regent Street Big Band will take you to crooner heaven with their arrangements of vocal masterpieces by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes along!
The Regent Street Big Band thrive on two aims: bringing people together, and giving them an extraordinary, shared experience. Whether it be an evening together for dinner and dancing, a party at one of Sydney's great live music venues, or your own private event, the band's hope is always to bring our audience together as friends and take them away to another world together.
The band has been gigging around Sydney for almost ten years, always growing artistically, always changing, always soaking up fresh energy that they bring to all their performances.
The Regent Street Big Band has played at the Sydney Opera House, Seymour Centre, Arthouse Hotel, Lazybones Lounge, Carrington Hotel, Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham RSL, Balmain Town Hall and many more...