Mingus Amongst Us
is a 9 piece ensemble dedicated to the energetic avant-garde yet blues infused music of legendary bassist and composer Charles Mingus.
Based in Sydney, band leader and arranger Steve Fitzmaurice has drawn on the best jazz players from all over the country to pay tribute to Mingus’ fantastic compositions as only a firery large ensemble can. Dale Barlow; Andrew Gander; James Greening; Dave Theak, Peter Farrah (from Sydney), Carlo Barbaro; Tim Wilson; Hugh Harvey; Jordan Murray, Joe Chindamo, Nick Mulder, Dan Beasy (from Melbourne), Carl Mackay; James Sandon and Troy Roberts (from Perth) are all regular performers with the band which plays at festivals and clubs all over the country.
With consistently sold-out performances at Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club in Melbourne; The Ellington in Perth; and Foundry 616 in Sydney, as well as rave reviews from festivals such as Stonnington and Manly Jazz Festivals, it is easy to see why this band is such a success…the top quality of the performers along with the uniquely energetic music of Mingus’ compositions never to fail to leave audiences cheering for more!
- Jazz @ The Forum - White Night Melbourne