The Blue Devils is a new Melbourne based band playing classic jazz and swing
and led by the highly regarded and very popular jazz clarinetist Jonathan Hunt Phd.
This band focuses on the music of Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, plus
other specially selected gems of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Prior to 2020 Jon spent three years living in New York, studying for his Phd and regularly
playing and recording with Grammy Award winner Vince Giordano and
the Nighthawks, as well as frequently touring the US, Europe and Asia with one of
the most in demand Lindy Hop/Swing bands led by Gordon Webster. The Blue Devils use
many of the arrangements and concepts formed in these bands but give them a decisively
The Blue Devils line-up sounds fascinating, hand-picked by Jon and I can’t wait to hear them
on Sunday August 6th for luncheon at the Vue Grand. Not pizza
this time! Please pop this exciting event into your diaries.
Cost $80 per person with drinks at bar prices. Payment can be made by bank
transfer online to Jazz Australia CBA, BSB 063 138 Account No. 1001 3193
OR by cheque or cash to 25 Peterho Boulevard, Point Lonsdale 3225.