John Montesante | Live - Water Rat Hotel

John Montesante | Live - Water Rat Hotel

John Montesante Dectet : From Blue Note to Bop

The JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET is a quality 10 piece Jazz band, that boasts six horns, a matchless rhythm section, with additional guest
vocals - performing the coolest jazz arrangements in town.

The Dectet had its genesis in Montesante's stylish, horn-led Quintet, (JMQ - formed 1990) which performs regularly at venues, events and festivals, and is lauded for its quality, longevity and versatility.

Over 5 years ago, Montesante added a further four horns and guitarist for special jazz events, to breathe life into his dedicated Blue Note arrangements. And he regularly creates new instrumental and vocal charts, constantly expanding the repertoire.

One of Australia's finest band-leaders, Montesante is renowned for his horn arrangements. As well as the Jazz Ensembles, he previously led a 20 piece Cafe Society Orchestra for 27 years until 2009, concurrently with his legendary soul outfit, Grand WaZoo, now in its 37th year of ongoing performance.

The John Montesante Dectet performs JAZZ for those who savour undiluted virtuosity, outstanding soloists and big horn arrangements of Blue Note standards and bebop.

If you enjoy iconic tunes like Arabia, Round Midnight, Here's That Rainy Day, Sail Away, Falling In Love With Love, Dearly Beloved, Stardust and many more, with horn features, then THIS is your bag!

Live every Thursday at The Water Rat Hotel

Upcoming Featured Artists

Jazz Thursdays at The Water Rat Hotel

July 5 Juliarna Clark
July 12 Charlotte Jane
July 19 Elly Hoyt
July 26 Troy McMillin
Aug 2 Louisa Rankin
Aug 9 Yvette Johansson
Aug 16 Nichaud Fitzgibbon
and more to come...

When & Where

Happens: Thursday

Times: 7pm

Venue | Location

 The Water Rat Hotel show

256 Moray Street  South Melbourne Victoria 3205 | Map
Event: 03 9654 5477 | Venue: 9686 1980

Venue Event Calendar 1 Events

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