MACE FRANCIS ORCHESTRA Jazz collective celebrate 15 years

Mace Francis Orchestra – Photo by Six String Photography

Mace Francis Orchestra are celebrating 15 years of producing Australian Jazz music with a special performance at The Goodwill Club (downstairs at The Rechabite) on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm.

Composer and arranger, Mace Francis leads the 14-piece ensemble, made up of the who’s who of Perth’s jazz scene, plus Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) students and WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) members. Their swirly saxophones, bold brass, and driving rhythm section are set to get audiences up and swingin’ as they delve into music from the vault including all the hits, fan favourites and new arrangements.

Since forming in 2005, Mace Francis Orchestra have commissioned over 40 new works from Australian and international composers and released seven albums of original music, live recordings and reinterpretations of classic jazz standards.

Mace Francis said that keeping the band together for this long and playing regularly, has been the most rewarding musical project he’s produced. “I’m super proud of this band and what we have accomplished over 15 years, and I’m honoured to share the experience with these great musicians,” he says. “I still get very nervous bringing in new music and I still can’t believe they agree to play it!”

Mace Francis Orchestra will celebrate 15 years with a special performance at The Goodwill Club, downstairs at The Rechabite, on Thursday, October 22. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.