About the Superbands
The JazzSA Superbands are a program of three youth big bands open to South Australian musicians aged 21 years and younger. Each term the Superbands rehearse intensively and perform a full set of professional-level repertoire under the supervision of Adelaide’s leading big band directors. Rehearsals are held at the University of Adelaide (Kintore Avenue) for eight Tuesday nights (7pm to 9pm) per term. A full list of rehearsal and concert dates can be found here.
The Superbands provide young musicians who have a keen interest in big band music with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the style and repertoire beyond that of most high school ensembles, through performing a mixture of classic and contemporary big band arrangements, alongside works by local and national composers. Many participants gain a foothold in the local music scene while in the Superbands, through having the chance to interact with like-minded musicians their age, and by bringing their abilities and progress to the attention of the directors.