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Event Archive - Hermann's Monday Night Big Band, Featuring, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso, Ian McDougall

Fri. May 7th 2004 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Esquimalt Community Theatre (All Ages) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20 adv, $25 door
THE MONDAY NIGHT BIG BAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



WHAT AND WHO: The Monday Night Big Band presents an evening with Canada’s Grammy Award Winning bandleader / valve trombonist / composer, Rob McConnell. Featured with Mr. McConnell are flugelhorn master, Guido Basso, and Victoria’s own Juno award winning trombonist Ian McDougall.

WHEN AND WHERE: The concert will take place at the Esquimalt Community Theatre on Friday May 7th, 2004. The show starts at 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Long & McQuade, Dave’s Keyboards, A&B Sound and Larsen Music

Under the leadership of Ian McDougall, the Monday Night Big Band has been performing weekly at Hermann’s Jazz Club since January 2001.

Formed by Mike Herriott and Bruce Hurn, the band provides the city with regularly scheduled big band performances. It also presents band members with the opportunity to explore the repertoire that is available for jazz orchestra currently as well as compose new music for the ensemble.

This 22-piece group has performed with such notable artists as Joe Coughlin, Chase Sanborn, Hugh Fraser, Kent Sangster, PJ Perry, and Rob McConnell. The MNBB has performed for the past two years as part of the Victoria International Jazz Festival.

The band will perform originals and arrangements of jazz standards written for Rob McConnell’s famed big band, "The Boss Brass" (of which Guido Basso and Ian McDougall were charter members). As well, the band will premiere a new work of Rob’s commissioned for this concert with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

This concert is being recorded by the CBC.

Hermann's Monday Night Big Band

Under the leadership of Ian McDougall, the Monday Night Big Band has been performing weekly at Hermann’s Jazz Club since January 2001. Formed by Mike Herriott and Bruce Hurn, the band provides the city with regularly scheduled big band performances. It also presents band members with the opportunity to explore the repertoire that is available fo... more info

Rob McConnell

Grammy Award Winning Valve Trombonist / Composer / Arranger / Band Leader more info

Ian McDougall (trombonist, composer, arranger, and clinician)

Canadian trombonist Ian McDougall is perhaps best known for his work with Rob McConnell's BOSS BRASS - Ian was lead trombone and soloist for twenty years. He was also a founding member, soloist, lead trombone, and arranger for the BRASS CONNECTION. His compositions and arrangements in both jazz and classical idioms are performed internationally. Ia... more info
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