Kind of Blue Trio

Kind of Blue Trio has performed in the Macedon Ranges and beyond at many venues for almost 15 years. We’re three experienced musicians made up of Malcolm Hornby on Keyboard, Joseph Darmenia, our percussionist on the Congas and Brushes and Danielle Formica, the vocalist.

We’ve also performed at private functions for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and engagements and at numerous wineries.

Our style is easy listening Jazz Classics and Standards, Bossa Nova, Latin and a touch of Blues and popular songs in other genres. Kind of Blue Jazz started as a Duo in Woodend and now has come a long way. Teaming up with Malcolm and Joseph a few years ago we continue to broaden our technique and sound.


My experience as the vocalist goes back to the sixties in London where I recorded for Philips Records cutting two singles one of which is now part of a Compilation CD called “The Girls Are At It Again – UK Beat Girls 1964 – 1969.  I sang with a Big Band at events and functions in the West End of London and throughout the UK and appeared on stage and television. Marriage brought me to Australia and a long break from music though backing for advertisements and theatre work kept it going.

Malcolm is an extremely versatile keyboard player with many years’ experience performing with a variety of bands and various genres and as an accompanist with numerous artists.  He plays a great bass line and creates a beautiful sound with this ability when we perform our music. His favourite genre is Jazz for its creativity and spontaneity and performs at Jazz Jams for the challenge of playing previously unseen song charts. In between all the above, he has been teaching the piano for eighteen years.

Joseph has a vibrant performing style and began on the drums at an early age.  He has played professionally over decades and introduced the Congas as well as other percussion instruments with local bands and has become involved in the Jazz scene though also plays Latin, Blues and a variety of other styles. Joseph provides a great beat to our music and with Malcolm gives Kind of Blue Trio an excellent range and style.


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