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
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JMA Honours Ensemble feat. Harry Morrison

  • Latin Loafer 74 Clarence Street Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444 Australia (map)

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. Currently on a national tour, don't miss this opportunity to catch them in Port Macquarie at the Latin Loafer!

Saxophones - Bernard Alexander
Trumpet - Matthew Nicholls
Trombone - Scott van Gemert
Drums - James Owen
Special guest:
Harry Morrison - Double Bass