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Rebirth of the Cool with the Ralph Miller Nonet

Rebirth of the Cool with the Ralph Miller Nonet

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  • Sat 17 Apr, 7:30pm – 11:00pm


Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover St, Dunedin, Dunedin


All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Children (under 18): $10.00
  • General Admission : $19.75

Miles Davis recorded the tracks subsequently compiled as “The Birth of the Cool” over a two year period (1949-1950), featuring arrangements by Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan and John Lewis. The recordings represent an interesting transitionary period in the history of jazz – the nine-piece band plays harmonies reminiscent of the Big Band era combined with fast paced melodies typical of the Bebop era. For this concert, Dunedin’s own Ralph Miller leads a band of local players to reproduce and expand upon these recordings, presenting for a local audiences an important document in the history of jazz with an improvisatory twist!

The Dunedin Jazz Club is a licensed venue that creates the atmosphere of a jazz club in a concert setting.

Ralph Miller (trumpet)
Nick Cornish (alto saxophone)
Mike Gaches (flugelhorn)
Finn McKinlay (trombone)
Rowena Rushton-Green (baritone saxophone)
Paul Claman (bass trombone)
Bill Martin (piano)
Andy Lynch (bass)
Kevin Finigan (drums)

A short support set will be supplied by the Bill Martin trio.

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