John Montesante Dectet - 17 June 2022
John Montesante Dectet is a stylish 10 piece, horn-led jazz ensemble formed in 2012, boasting six stellar horns, a matchless rhythm section with 2 featured singers - performing exceptional arrangements, honouring the Blue Note and Bebop era.
The band performs tunes like Arabia, Round Midnight, A Time For Love, Close Your Eyes, Don't Misunderstand, Dearly Beloved, Milestones, Ceora, Falling In Love With Love and many more, with songs by Mark Murphy too.
John Montesante's Dectet will delight those who savour undiluted virtuosity, outstanding musicianship and strong vocal & horn features.
- Mel Searle - vocals
- Craig Schneider - vocals/piano
- James Sherlock - guitar
- Ben Robertson - double bass
- David Hicks - drums
- Michael Fraser - lead trumpet
- John Montesante - 2nd trumpet
- Andrew Serpell - trombone
- Tim Wilson - alto sax
- Tony Hicks - tenor sax
- Stuart Byrne - baritone sax