Band leader, trumpeter, Egyptology enthusiast, and early jazz historian, Peter Milley, has led the famous Cairo Club Orchestra in Melbourne for forty years. Combined with his vast library of original Jazz Age band arrangements is Peter’s unique wit and detailed historical knowledge of the sound, repertoire, and performance nuances of the Jazz era.
The Cairo Club Orchestra features many of Melbourne’s highest calibre musicians who play with the sort of precision and cohesiveness that is developed through many years of performing together. Their innate sense of swing and hot solos played on period instruments convey an infectious sense of joy and fun as they romp their way through history’s dust bin to uncover long-forgotten hidden gems.
Be sure to catch Peter Milley and his famous Cairo Club Orchestra at the Brunswick Ball Room as they reanimate the soundtrack to an era of prohibition, gangsters, flappers, and the hot syncopated rhythm music of the Jazz Age.