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Dave Panichi Big Band

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The Dave Panichi Big Band returns to Foundry 616 to present another power-packed performance of Dave’s most popular original compositions combined with some new masterpieces. Dave Panichi’s music has been played and recorded internationally by leading artists and in some of the world’s greatest concert halls.

This is a chance to hear contemporary big band music up close and personal, directed by the composer himself, and performed with passion, groove, soul, and grit!

Dave Panichi is an internationally respected jazz trombonist, soloist, and session player. He is widely recognised as Australia’s most accomplished big band composer and arranger.

In 2017, Dave returned to the US to record the acclaimed DVD “Paradigm”, a collection of primarily original compositions recorded live by an all-star group comprising some of New York’s finest jazz musicians. Dave has performed with such greats as Buddy Rich, Blood Sweat & Tears, Frank Sinatra, and Dave Panichi Big Band.

While with the Buddy Rich Big Band, Drummer Buddy Rich threatened to fire Panichi for having a beard. The altercation was taped and included in a well-known series of bootlegs showcasing Rich’s temper. The tapes were referenced in a couple of Seinfeld episodes.

“Panichi is really one of Australia’s best players. His sound is powerful and intense – filled with conviction – you can hear New York in it” – Jasmine Crittenden.


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