Scott van Gemert Music

"...One of the most talented and unique large ensemble composers in the country right now... he most definitely ranks among the most exciting young contemporary jazz musicians going around" - Ross Irwin (The Cat Empire), 2016
"Scott has that rare gift of being a jazz musician who understands and draws on the tradition, whilst being totally free to innovate and explore new sounds." - James Morrison AM, 2016

Melbourne Jazz Trombone Ensemble
Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Melbourne Jazz Trombone Ensemble

Under the musical direction of Daryl McKenzie, The Melbourne Jazz Trombone Ensemble is 8 Trombones and a Rhythm Section paying tribute to the great ensembles of JJ.Johnson& Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton, Michael Davis, Jiggs Whigham, Charlie Small, Matt Neiss & the Capitol Bones, UNT U-Tubes and Bonerama.

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Unbroken Trio at Lebowskis!
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Unbroken Trio at Lebowskis!

Lead by trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert, the Unbroken Trio plays original music that focuses on the collective sound of the ensemble. Also featuring Theo Carbo (guitar) and Maddison Carter (drums and percussion), these three unique musical voices come together to create an array of improvised sounds in a highly interactive setting.

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SvG Trio feat. Anning and Spicer
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

SvG Trio feat. Anning and Spicer

Led by trombonist Scott van Gemert, the SvG trio make their debut at the Wesley Anne front bar. Featuring the limitless talents of Sam Anning (Double Bass) and Alex Spicer (Drums), these musicians combine for some swinging, interactive jazz, interpreting classic tunes from the Great American Songbook.

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SvGBB at the Paris Cat Jazz Club
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

SvGBB at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

The Scott van Gemert Big Band (SvGBB) is the newest addition to Melbourne’s rich big band scene. Lead by young writer and trombonist Scott van Gemert, this band showcases his unique and innovative compositional style and features some of Melbourne's best improvising and session musicians and young rising stars in the scene.

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SvG Quintet feat. Bernard Alexander (ADEL)
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

SvG Quintet feat. Bernard Alexander (ADEL)

Fresh from spending four years living and playing together at the James Morrison Academy, long time musical collaborators Scott van Gemert and Bernard Alexander combine with a swinging rhythm section for an early Saturday show at Uptown. Playing a combination of original music and other tunes by modern jazz legends such as Tomasz Stańko and Joe Henderson, this will be an energetic gig with something for everyone to enjoy!

Bernard Alexander (ADEL) - Saxophones
Scott van Gemert - Trombone
Kade Brown - Piano
Sam Anning - Double Bass
Luke Andresen - Drums

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SvGBB at the Jazzlab - Debut!
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

SvGBB at the Jazzlab - Debut!

The Scott van Gemert Big Band (SvGBB) is the newest addition to Melbourne’s rich big band scene. Lead by young writer and trombonist Scott van Gemert, this band showcases his unique and innovative compositional style and features some of Melbourne's best improvising and session musicians and young rising stars in the scene.

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JMA Honours Ensemble feat. Harry Morrison
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

JMA Honours Ensemble feat. Harry Morrison

The James Morrison Academy Honours Ensemble is the premier small ensemble from the James Morrison Academy in Mount Gambier, SA. The band consists of Honours students Bernard Alexander (saxophones), Matthew Nicholls (trumpet), Scott van Gemert (trombone), and James Owen (drums) with special guest Harry Morrison (double bass).

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JMA Honours Ensemble feat. Laura Small
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

JMA Honours Ensemble feat. Laura Small

The JMA Honours Ensemble is made up of four of the brightest graduates from the James Morrison Academy who are currently doing their Honours year, plus a special guest bass player. Hand selected by James Morrison himself, the band performs mostly original contemporary jazz written by its members, as well as arrangements of music by composers ranging from Thelonious Monk to Sidney Bechet and everything in between. Earlier this year the ensemble travelled to the USA where they worked with students and staff at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in LA, and the Juilliard School in New York.

This is the first gig of their national tour, don't miss this opportunity to catch them in Mount Gambier at Morrison's Jazz Club!

Featuring: - 
James 'Stix' Owen - Drums
Bernard Alexander - Alto Saxophone
Scott van Gemert - Trombone
Matt Nicholls - Trumpet
Laura Small - Double Bass


Doors 7.00pm
Music 8.00pm

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SvG 4tet feat. Angela Davis @ Paris Cat
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

SvG 4tet feat. Angela Davis @ Paris Cat

Doors 8pm, music from 8:30pm
$20 entry

The SvG 4tet is an ensemble led by Melbourne-based trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert. Formed in mid 2016, this group aims to push the boundaries of a chordless quartet by playing to the varied strengths and unique voices of the individuals in the band, performing original music and arrangements by Scott.
Tonight they will feature special guest Angela Davis.

Featuring:
Scott van Gemert – Trombone
Isaac Gunnoo – Double Bass
Luke Andresen – Drums
Special guest:
Angela Davis - Alto Saxophone

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Scott van Gemert + Joel Trigg
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Scott van Gemert + Joel Trigg

Scott van Gemert + Joel Trigg
Trombone + Piano

These two sonic adventurers meet for the first for the first time for a unified performance focussing on melody and interaction. Playing a mixture of original compositions and jazz standards, we'd love for you to come explore the possibilities with us.

Doors 8pm
$5 Entry
Farouk's Olive
711 High Street, Thornbury

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SvG 8tet @ Uptown Jazz Café
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

SvG 8tet @ Uptown Jazz Café

SvG 8tet returns to Uptown Jazz Cafe playing the music of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and original compositions by Scott van Gemert.

Featuring:

Trombone - Scott van Gemert
Trumpet/Flugelhorn - Ed Fairlie
Alto Saxophone - Angela Davis
Tenor Saxophone - Jonathan Cooper
Baritone Saxophone - Phil Noy
Piano - Kade Brown
Double Bass - Sam Anning
Drums - Luke Andresen

Saturday July 14
6-8pm
Uptown Jazz Café
177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Unbroken Trio & Baggage @ Open Studio
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Unbroken Trio & Baggage @ Open Studio

8:30pm BAGGAGE
Baggage is a Melbourne based traditional jazz band comprised of musicians relentless on bringing classic jazz standards to life in an acoustic setting.

9:45pm UNBROKEN TRIO
Lead by trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert, the Unbroken Trio plays original music that focuses on the collective sound of the ensemble. Also featuring Theo Carbo (guitar) and Maddison Carter (drums and percussion), these three unique musical voices come together to create an array of improvised sounds in a highly interactive setting. Tonight they will present a set of continuous music, incorporating both composition and improvisations.

Monday 2nd July
Doors at 8pm, $5 Entry
Open Studio
204 High St, Northcote, 3070

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SvG Piano Quartet
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

SvG Piano Quartet

Trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert presents a night of original compositions and reworked jazz standards. Featuring a band full of talented young musicians, it will be a swinging night for all to enjoy!

Featuring:
Scott van Gemert – Trombone
Jackson VanBallegooyen – Piano
Tim Rex – Double Bass
Sam Newman – Drums

Special guest:
Bernard Alexander – Saxophones

Doors 7.00pm
Music 8.00pm

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Generations in Jazz Opening Gala Concert featuring Patti Austin and James Morrison
May
4
6:45 PM18:45

Generations in Jazz Opening Gala Concert featuring Patti Austin and James Morrison

James Morrison and the Generations in Jazz All-Star Big Band featuring:

Patti Austin, guest vocalist
James Morrison, trumpet
Jeff Clayton, saxophone
Shannon Barnett, trombone
Nazrine Rahmani, Percussion
with
William Morrison guitar
Patrick Danao drums
Harry Morrison bass
Grant Windsor piano

and Angela Davis, Carl Mackey, Phil Noy, Mat Jodrell, Ross Irwin, Nick Mulder, Jordan Murray, Scott van Gemert (Bass Trombone)

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Davis // Gunnoo // Keller // McLean // van Gemert at Uptown
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Davis // Gunnoo // Keller // McLean // van Gemert at Uptown

Featuring some of the most well-renowned musicians in Melbourne and some up and coming young talents, this quintet comes together for the first time. They will be presenting 2 sets of original compositions from all members of the group, highlighting their unique musical voices.

Featuring:

Angela Davis - Saxophone
Scott van Gemert - Trombone
Andrea Keller - Piano
Isaac Gunnoo - Double Bass
James McLean - Drums

Friday March 16
Doors open 8pm
Music from 8:30pm

Uptown Jazz Café
177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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