Coming up at WJC

WJC is an artist-run non-profit project established to promote and encourage new original music influenced by the jazz genre.

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE  – 19 May

Featured composer: George Gershwin
House Band: Aleister J. Campbell (g), Daniel Yeabsley (b), Mark Lockett (d)   
Date and time: Sunday, 19 May 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

Thursday 23 May –  Zela Margossian Quintet (Aus)

Zela Margossian Quintet is an ethno-jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements carrying influences from Armenian traditional music. Comprised of talented and multi-cultural musicians from Sydney, Zela Margossian Quintet creates an exotic musical atmosphere that is sure to take you on an emotive and pleasurable journey.

The quintet features. Zela Margossian (piano,) Stuart Vandegraaff (clarinet, saxophone), Adem Yilmaz (percussion), Elsen Price (double bass) and Alexander Inman-Hislop (drums)

Tickets available on Eventfinda

Show starts approx 8pm. Door sales: General $20, WJC members $15

Meet and greet 7.15pm

Thursday 6 June –  TTTenor (Wellington Jazz Festival)

For more than fifty years the tenor saxophone has been the sound of jazz. Think Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter or Michael Brecker, Chris Potter or even a young Kenny G. So, what could be better than a jazz combo fronted by a tenor saxophone? Easy … one fronted by three!

But three-tenor line-ups in jazz are rare. That’s one reason why the jazz combo TTTenor is so special. Another is that the saxophonists of TTTenor are John Mackey, Roger Manins and Andy Sugg. Based in Canberra, Auckland and Melbourne respectively, these tenorists represent the very best of contemporary jazz in the southern hemisphere — and on stage together they make the most exciting three-tenor jazz combo performing anywhere in the world today.

These powerhouse players shine at the very thing that makes jazz so unique and special – great solo and collective improvising. Mackey, Manins and Sugg’s experience is wide — they’ve worked with a veritable who’s who of the international jazz scene — and their understanding of the language is deep. Each pays homage to the tradition while at the same time driving it forward in exhilarating ways. Each has a strong distinctive voice, and whether using it to blend smoothly together or stand out on their own, when they appear on stage together something very special happens.

When you hear TTTenor perform you understand why jazz has had such an impact all around the world and why it’s still the most exciting music to see and hear today.

Featuring: Andy Sugg (s), John Mackey (s), Roger Manins (s), Kevin field (p), Cameron McArthur (b) and Mark Lockett (d).

Tickets available on Eventfinda

I start in the middle of a sentence and move in both directions at once. – John Coltrane