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photo gallery of current snapshots and promo pics available soon
|2005 promo||Graeme & Col at Campbell's Winery, Tastes of Rutherglen 2005||promo 1||Tony|
|crowd participation||Colin||the horn section||Campbell's Winery 2003|
|promo 2||Campbell's Winery 2003||Kevin takes a solo||Special Zoot Suit guest, Murray Bower and Geoff Prior (right), at the 2002 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Ball - Oxley.|
Liquid nite club - 2003
|Ross, Graeme, Colin and Tony at Liquid Nite Club||Colin sings to some dancers near the band||Colin plays saxophone with support from Tony on bass||Kevin at work|
|Ross, Kevin and Tony set a groove||Ross and the horns play some funky lines with support from Tony and special Melbourne guest Col Wilson on piano||The band play a funky Stanley Turrentine tune|
Winery Walkabout - Warrabilla 2003
|Ross and Colin||Special Melbourne guest, Col Wilson||Tony on Fender bass||Warrabilla Winery|
|Colin playing tenor saxophone||Ross taking a solo|
Zoot Suit History
Zoot Suit began life back in 1993 as a four piece jazz combo called 3 Play, its line-up consisting of double bass, guitar, trumpet and trombone.
A resident Sunday night gig at a local hotel in 1995 dictated the need for a larger ensemble and the band expanded to a six piece group, adding drums and saxophone.
The name was amended to 3 Play & Friends.
The line-up remained consistent for several years, then after a few personnel changes and a name change to Zoot Suit, it finally settled as a five piece band, only occasionally being augmented to a larger ensemble for special gigs.
Our bass player, Tony and horn players, Graeme and Colin, are original members of 3 Play & Friends from 1995.
Tony and Graeme are the remaining founding members of the original 3 Play, formed in 1993.
See some of the bands history in picture form, below:
|3 Play & Friends horn section reunion at Wang Jazz Festival Oxley Jazz Ball gig. Col (saxophones/clarinet) Murray (trumpet) and Graeme (trombone) 29.10.04|
|3 Play & Friends residency at the NewMarket Hotel 1995 - 98 "John Coleman night" - Col Coleman, Graeme Coleman, Murray Coleman & Tony Coleman.||3 Play by the pool at Chalet 1994 - Graeme, Kevin, Murray and Tony||3 Play at Mt Buffalo Chalet 1994 - Tony Lukav, Murray Bower, Kevin Lyons & Graeme Cook (camera)||3 Play & Friends on stage at the Newmarket Hotel - Graeme, Colin, Geoff, Tony & John|
|Band residency 3rd birthday celebrations at Newmarket Hotel - Geoff & Tony||Col funks things up on Baritone with Geoff||St Leonard's Winery '98 Sunday residency on the lawn - John, Geoff, Tony, Colin and Graeme||Colin as 'Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues' pin-up boy|
|Colins US tour story||Murray relaxing after a gig at Mt Buffalo Chalet||Birth of a horn section - 'The Mob' Col, Murray & Graeme do a sound check for a rock gig in 1995, Bruce on piano in back||3 Play & Friends drummer, John Coleman behind his Premier kit on a river cruise gig.|
|John, Murray & Geoff playing their favorite tracks on air for a local community radio Jazz Program||Murray & Geoff introducing a tune to late night listeners.||Drummer Big Al Harrison is watched closely by a seedy looking jazz fan at a bigband gig in town.||Reception gig at The Priory with Melbourne guest Heather Stewart.|
|2001 Recording session with ex UK jazz musicians, Bob Nicholson (trumpet) & Den Lowery (piano)||Geoff, Al, Tony, Colin, Bob and Den discuss an arrangement||Zoot Suits number 1 fan, Jimmy Matthews (left) with Norm & Perle Cook at the Newmarket Hotel.||University open day 1992 - Al, Tony, Murray and a youthful Geoff|