Day/time: Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm
Venue: The Maurocco Bar and the Cumberland Hotel
Genre: Mainstream/ Swing
The Cobalt Jazz Band is a festival band, playing at various jazz festivals in Victoria, including Australian Jazz Convention in Ballarat, Grampians Jazz Festival, and Port Fairy. This is our first time to Castlemaine Jazz Festival.
We play ‘swing jazz’ which is melodic and very danceable. The selection for Castlemaine is strongly influenced by Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, a famous English group from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Experienced musicians, with significant musical backgrounds, and membership in other bands, we look forward to seeing you at our Castlemaine gigs.
Graham White – trumpet, band leader
Christian Finch – tenor saxophone, singer
Barry Law -keyboard
Trevor Reading – guitar
Michael MacDermid -bass
Julia Bebenek – drums