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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SvGBB at Paris Cat!

  • Paris Cat Jazz Club 6 Goldie Place Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

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 on the scene. The SvGBB performs predominately original compositions as well as a number of unique arrangements of jazz standards.

Recently graduating from the James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier (SA) with First Class Honours, Scott was the recipient of the major Academic Excellence award, as well the award for Excellence in Composition/Arranging in all three years of his Bachelor degree. He studied with the likes of Wycliffe Gordon (US), Jeff Clayton (US), Mat Jodrell, Carl Mackey, Angela Davis and James himself.

Rapidly establishing himself as a composer and arranger on the rise, Scott has already written works for the Australian Youth Orchestra, Victorian State Schools’ Spectacular and Melbourne’s own ATM15 Big Band. He was also the Composer in Residence for the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra for 2019. For the Generations in Jazz festival in 2016, Scott was commissioned to write for a double big band of the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band and JMA Jazz Orchestra together with featured soloists Wycliffe Gordon, Troy Roberts, Ross Irwin and James Morrison. In the following year he provided the Division 1 set piece for the festival. He has also provided freelance commercial arrangements for other Australian music directors such as Matt Amy, Ingrid Martin, Trevor Jones and Rick Plummer.

“Scott van Gemert’s artistic voice is not only clear, it’s remarkable. One of the most talented and unique large ensemble composers in the country right now.” – Ross Irwin 2016

Paris Cat Jazz Club
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000
Doors open at 7:30pm
2 sets from 8pm

Saxophones - Rob Simone, Bernard Alexander, Shaun Rammers, Hector Harley, Liam Werrett
Trumpets - Mick Fraser, Matt Jones, Hugh Parsons, Pat Thiele
Trombones - Jordan Murray, Nick Mulder, Tom Panckridge, Michael Potts
Rhythm Section - Harry Tinney, Angus Gray, Isaac Gunnoo, Hugh Harvey

Earlier Event: October 2
Jazzlab Orcheztra
Later Event: November 2
SvG Trio at the Wesley Anne