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Minnie Kaye Music: Ella & Basie ft. Amelia Evans

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Minnie Kaye Music presents an evening of music dedicated to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. The night will feature the music from their iconic album ‘Ella & Basie which was originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra.

This ensemble is directed by Minnie Hill who is an award winning composer, arranger and saxophonist. Minnie’s “virtuosic knowledge of the richest sounds possible in the saxophone and trombone sections” (The Australian) makes her one of Melbourne’s most exciting up and coming arrangers/composers. 2021 saw Minnie release her debut big band album, ‘The Remarkable Dave Brubeck’ to great acclaim. This album recorded with the ‘Minnie Big Band’ features many of Melbourne’s top jazz musicians, with a guest appearance from Grammy-nominated trombonist Marshall Gilkes on her composition ‘Remarkable’. ‘The Remarkable Dave Brubeck’ was featured as ‘Album Of The Week’ on ABC Jazz in July 2021 while the band was shortlisted in the 2021 ‘Music Victoria Awards’ under the category ‘Best Jazz Act’.

As a performer, Minnie regularly leads ensembles at sold out shows at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne. These shows are focused around unique and exciting arrangements of movie soundtracks or songwriters from the past. Minnie has also performed alongside the Jazz Melbourne Studio Youth Band and Paris Cat Big Band. This has given her the opportunity to play with international artists such as Rich DeRosa, Dick Oatts, Drew Zaremba, Jose Aponte and Tanya Darby.


Vocals – Amelia Evans
Trumpet – Thien Pham
Alto Saxophone – Minnie Hill
Tenor Saxophone – Elly Blackham
Trombone – Max Budgen
Piano – Miro Lauritz
Bass – TBC
Drums – Ollie Shute


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April 8
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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