Minnie Big Band: The Remarkable Dave Brubeck
This will be the debut big band album by the 'Minnie Big Band', led by Melbourne based arranger and composer Minnie Hill. This album will feature the music of Dave Brubeck and will celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday. The album will include an all-star lineup of many of Melbourne's top jazz musicians and emerging students.
The big band will also be joined by Jack Earle on piano and Carlo Barbaro on alto saxophone in a feature role as a tribute to both Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. The album will consist mostly of Dave Brubeck's compositions that have been arranged for full big band.
Winning Entry of the '2020 MAGA National Youth Arranging Competition'
Minnie Hill is a Melbourne based composer, arranger and saxophonist. Minnie primarily composes and arranges for big band and has had her music performed around Melbourne by groups such as the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra.
As a performer, Minnie has regularly appeared as lead alto in the Jazz Melbourne Studio Youth Big Band, which has allowed her to play alongside artists such as Rich De Rosa, Dick Oatts and Drew Zaremba.