The Dungeon Big Band is an agglomeration of 17 amazing musicians, who find their raison d’être in the power of the big band.

Formed way back in 2004 (we’re heading towards our 20th anniversary!), the Dungeon Big Band has been presenting specially-conceived concerts (Swing, Swing, Swing; Ella, Let’s Dance; Crime Themes; Lady Be Good; Miller’s Tale) at its home base Adamstown Arts, as well as Newcastle University Conservatorium, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Lizottes, Manning Valley Arts Festival, The Newcastle Club, Luna park Crystal Palace, Warners Bay Theatre and the University Great hall for the ABC, Newcastle & Hunter Jazz Club, The Leukaemia Foundation, Newcastle University Choir, Newcastle Grammar School, Nelson Bay Rotary Club, 2NURFM and the World Hand Surgeons’ Conference.

The band covers the important groups from the Swing Era (Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman) as well as featuring originals from members of the band.


Hear Dungeon Big Band in the 2023 Festival
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You and the Night and the Music