The Dan Mclean Big Band
Canberra’s premier big band, led by energetic trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator Dan Mclean.
Enjoy sublime music from the sparkling swing era from the likes of Basie, Ellington, Goodman, the Dorseys, Miller, Calloway, Carter... from the 20s through to modern jazz.
Trumpets -– Dan Mclean, Miroslav Bukovsky, Ben Marston
Trombones - Valdis Thomann, Rob Lee, Rod Harding, Lane Moore
Saxes - Dan Bray, Tom Fell, Andrew Hackwill, Adam Mathews, John Mackey
Piano – Damien Slingsby Bass– James Luke
Guitar – Greg Stott Drums-Mark Sutton.
3 Course Dinner & Concert - Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 6238 1688
Smoked Salmon Salad
Poached Chicken Breast roast tomato & olive sauce
Lime Curd Tart
Vegetarian meals available on request
The Dan Mclean Big Band is led by Dan Mclean and is composed entirely of professional jazz musicians living and working in the ACT.
Boasting some of the most highly qualified and skilled artists in the country, the Dan McLean big band performs the full compliment of styles and genres from the 20s through to modern including originals pieces by its own members as well as local composers.
After completing the Bachelor of Music Honours degree majoring in Jazz at ANU under the guidance of Miroslav Bukovsky. Dan has established himself as a versatile trumpet player, recording, arranging and performing with numerous bands in Canberra as well as being a regular performer at many of Australia’s major Jazz Festivals.
His experience has included performing as lead trumpet for Royal Caribbean cruises; as a member of the Canberra Philharmonic and Pops Orchestra’s, and as a soloist encompassing Traditional and Contemporary Jazz and commercial music. He has performed with artists such as James Morrison, Hetty Kate, Grace knight, Gordon Webster, The Platters, Bobby Arvon… and many more.