Conceived from a love of Big Band Orchestration, and funk/ hip-hop samples, Evan Bassani ventured to create music that would attract new audiences while keeping traditional arranging and composing techniques. The result was Crump Cake Orchestra (CCO), a 18-piece soul and funk inspired Big Band that debuted to outstanding receptions and reviews as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012.

Influenced by music from Duke Ellington, all the way to Robert Glasper and beyond, CCO creates music that is about respecting the old whilst paving the way for the future and attracting audiences both young and old with its unique arrangements and compositions.

Featuring many of Adelaide’s finest young musicians CCO builds on the traditions from Big Bands such as The Count Basie and Thad Jones Orchestras, bringing the Big Band sound to a new generation.