Symposium Dectet pay homage to the great Duke Ellington.
Alex van den Broek & Tom Rainey, formed Symposium Dectet in 2019 and debuted to a full house, wowing the crowd with high energy large ensemble jazz. Now they take to the beautiful stage of The Piano to pay homage to one of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers of all time, Duke Ellington. From compositions such as Take The A Train and Mood Indigo, to his sumptuous re-imaginings of classical music, there is no area of jazz that Duke didn’t influence.
Alex van den Broek (conductor)
Tom Rainey (piano)
Cameron Pearce & Barret Hocking (trumpets)
Scott Taitoko & Pablo Ruiz Henao (trombones)
Gwyn Reynolds, Cheena Rae & Lana Law (saxophones)
Mike Story (bass)
Joe McCallum (drums)
Special guest Naomi Ferguson (vocals)
Jazz & Cabaret Festival 2020
Produced by the Christchurch International Jazz Festival Trust