Cam McAllister

Australian trumpet player/composer/arranger Cam McAllister has established himself as an in-demand musician, both as a jazz trumpet player and big band writer. Cam is the Musical Director of the Royal Australian Navy’s Admiral’s Own Big Band in Sydney, a position he has held since 2012. Cam has composed and arranged countless big band works ranging from middle school level through to pro level contemporary jazz orchestras in Australia and abroad. Cam was a finalist twice in the prestigious James Morrison Jazz Award on trumpet and was also one of 50 musicians handpicked worldwide for the 2008 Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, hosted by Dave Douglas. Cam continues to write and arrange for various projects as well as perform around his current city of Sydney, Australia.

Since moving from Melbourne to Sydney in 2011 Cam has performed with numerous ensembles, notably The Cam McAllister Big Band, Backlash, BrazJazz Sydney, NOB, Hammerhead and The Locals as well as performing and writing for various large ensembles including Ten Part Invention, Sonic Mayhem Orchestra, Kinetic Jazz Orchestra and Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.

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