The Dungeon Big Band

presenting the indulgent elegance and power of the big band

The Dungeon Big Band performing the Avengers Theme in an early performance at Adamstown Uniting Church

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, the Dungeon Big Band has been presenting specially-conceived concerts Blues In The Night, You And The Night And The Music, 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.

In 2024 the Band will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a specially-programmed gig at Adamstown Uniting Church on
Sunday March 3 at 2 pm


The Band will also be playing their annual spot in the Newcastle Music Festival on Thursday 15 August 2024.

If you’d like to join the band in a dance bonanza SUPREME BALLROOM, set aside Friday 7 June 2024 for a night of dancing to the sounds of the big band at Rathmines Theatre….more details and booking link soon

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