Nostalgic, unforgettable music from the most famous big bands of the 1940s.


Public health notice: The Queensland Government requires all patrons of theatres, cinemas and live music venues to be vaccinated from 17 December 2021. Any unvaccinated patrons who book tickets after these restrictions were put in place and are subsequently denied access to the venue will not be eligible to receive a refund. Refunds will be made available to patrons who booked prior to the announcement of these restrictions.


The Celebration of Swing will be a Big Band Blast! A concert spectacular honouring the famous American Big Band leaders and their Orchestras from the 1940s, the golden era of swing.

This concert will feature John Morrison’s Swing City: fifteen musicians and singers, plus showcase two esteemed singers, Gregg Arthur and Jackie Cooper and Sydney’s top instrumental jazz soloists. 

Musical Director, John Morrison is recognised as one of Australia’s leading jazz drummers, band leader and educator.

The concert’s music repertoire will highlight the greatest Big Band hits of the 1940’s, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Benny Goodman and more.

This music is still recognised after 85 years...timeless icons of our culture.

“Here is a great band making its mark in the 21st century with all the colour and trappings of a 1940s Hollywood movie set...no wonder it’s a hit!”
Kevin James, THE AUSTRALIAN

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**This event goes on sale Thursday, 25 November @ 10am

Contact name: Moncrieff Box Office
Contact phone: (07) 4130 4100
Contact email: moncrieff@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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