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Mace Francis Orchestra

The Mace Francis Orchestra (MFO) was formed late in 2004 by band-leader and composer Mace Francis to experiment with composition, in the style of the great modern big bands lead by Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The result has been the coming together of some of Perth’s finest up and coming musician’s and composers to create exciting new music for big band.

In a very short time MFO has developed their own individual sound through a residency at the Brisbane Hotel since the start of 2005, and through special projects including a concert in August called “Chinese Whispers”. This concert, part of the Jazz Windows series at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, involved eight West Australian composers collaborating to write a new body of music especially for MFO.

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Albums

Introducing the Mace Francis Orchestra
Introducing the Mace...
Self Produced
2007
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Chinese Whispers
Chinese Whispers
Self Produced
2007
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Live
Live
Little Louie Records
2007
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