The Dungeon Small Band owes its existence to The Dungeon Big Band which began its history in 2004, at the Dungeon under Adamstown Uniting Church. The Big Band (usually 17 members) gave birth to The Dungeon Small Band in April 2022, at Newcastle’s Christ Church Cathedral’s Concert for Ukraine.

Since then, the Small Band has performed around the Newcastle and Hunter area, proffering the tunes of the Big Band era, but on a smaller scale, and is continually expanding its repertoire to include intricate Latin numbers, bluesy tunes and everything in between.

Heather Price provides the delicious vocal lines and rich bass tones on double bass

Rod Barnes gives his all with the sweet sounds of clarinet and baritone sax

Joseph Cadman releases his inner self through piano keys

Ben Barnes anchors the whole group with his percussive punctuations

Dungeon Small Band

Hear the Dungeon Small Band in the 2023 Festival
Click on the concert name below to read more:

Jazz at the Pub: Savouries, Sweets and Swing