The Orange Regional Conservatorium’s Big Phatt Jazz Band (right) and Benjamin’s Big Band (left) join forces for an evening full of classics both new and old. Both bands shared the stage playing both alternate and combined pieces.
Why not join a big band in 2019? You don't have to wait until next year!
Benjamins is looking for more musicians to join us this year to play a mix of jazz favourites, big band swing numbers, modern funk, rock and latin. Have a look around this website to find out more and give us a yell - even better come for a visit during one of our rehearsals.
A fantastic weekend was had by all. See our pics page for links to lots of photos.
"Music is not simply about technical facility – the skill to play very difficult pieces of music. It must also be about enjoyment and personal development. It is also an opportunity for fellowship and can build friendships which can last a lifetime. The better community groups, like Benjamin’s Big Band, successfully manage to promote standards of musicianship at the same time as maintaining a sense of fun. I have enjoyed and appreciated my limited interactions with them. I recognise the difficulty in maintaining a group of this kind year after year and wish them the best.
Merimbula 2017 - a great weekend of mild sunny weather and fantastic music.
The new version of the website is finally online. Content has just been copied from the old/existing site with minimal editing. In the meantime please have a look around and what you think works and what doesn't.
Early days yet but your feedback is essential for Tom and I so Benjamin's can have a shiny new website in the new year.