Wednesday 3rd August 2022
From the very first song we felt like we were in Bourbon Street. 5 piece band of trumpet, sax & clarinet, banjo, double bass and drums The Magnificence produced a clean sharp reminder of those great traditional Jazz years. Their timing was tight and highlighted by foot tapping solos from each musician. They recognised the likes of Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, T Bone Walker to name a few with their unique approach to the interpretation of their music. With a few entertaining originals for good measure, the large crowd loved the evening with a most enjoyable program of great traditional jazz from an appropriately named group “The Magnificence”.
Friday 22nd February 2019 - The Magnificence
Devotees of ‘down home’ authentic New Orleans jazz were treated to two and a half hours of it in our February gig, when ‘The Magnificence’ reminded their audience of why the genre has never lost its attraction. From the haunting and mournful simplicity of ‘Saint James Infirmary Blues’ to the foot-tapping Dixieland standard ‘Bill Bailey’, this talented Northern Rivers five piece led by trumpeter and vocalist Cameron Smith gave it their all, while pausing occasionally to reveal their quirky side. Not only did they recreate the Foster and Allen classic ‘Maggie’ in their own style, not only did they make ‘There’s a hole in my bucket’ sound as if it had just been written, but they threw in, for good measure, their self-penned alternative medicine offering of ‘Grandma’s Herbal Cure-all’. Perhaps the herb to which they were referring had something to do with the fact that the CD they had on sale was recorded in Nimbin. A great night, guys, and come back soon!
September 27th 2018
Nimbin Goodtimes Magazine January 2018