Roger Manins Trio

Roger Manins

“I first heard Mostyn Cole way back in 2004 I think; in Christchurch and on electric. I still remember the feeling, wondering what he was going to do next, and of course his sound- so warm, so creative, and so great to play with. Next I played a gig with Reuben at the Lido. Energy, creativity and spirit and I knew I had my trio. We rehearsed a lot in 2005. We recorded for the ABC Jazz, we played Wangaratta Jazz festival. Later, we released TRIO on Rattle- an album I still am really proud of. Its true, we have not played together as this trio in a long while, but we have continued playing a lot in different bands over the years. I have played on a tonne of Reuben’s projects, and Mostyn is in my band GRG67, so we are COOL. So, expect some joy, some empathy, some energy and humour and spirit. I am really excited about this gig and hope you can come. ”

Roger Manins Trio
Featuring: 
Roger Manins (s), Mostyn Cole (b) and Reuben Bradley (d)
Date:
Thurs 29 Jun 2017
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $10 General, $5 Members and Students with ID

Announcement – George Garzone to play WJC

George Garzone

We’re thrilled to announce Tenor sax heavyweight and renowned educator George Garzone will be visiting New Zealand in August, with gigs and workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He has also previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Northeastern University and the New School University. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

Details onhis Wellington gigs to be announced in June, so watch this space.

Ari Hoenig Group

Ari HoenigSee event listing for 7 June for more details.

Ari and Nitai will be play CJC (Auckland) on 9 June,  tickets available from Event finder. The Christchurch show is at Orange Studios on 10 June, tickets available from Cosmic Ticketing.

Ari Hoenig Group
Featuring: 
Nitai Hershkvits (k) and Ari Hoenig (d)
Date: Thurs 8 Jun 2017, 8pm and 10pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Price: $34, tickets available from under the radar.

Ari Hoenig Group

Ari Hoenig

WJC is pleased to presents Ari Hoenig Group (USA) for 2 dates at the Wellington Jazz Festival. Ari is a jazz drummer, known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members. He is widely noted particularly for his drumming not being relegated to just keeping tempo, or being a side issue to the music he plays in, but rather for elevating drumming as an indispensable part of the performance. He is also known for his unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum by using drum sticks, mallets, and even parts of his body. Using this technique, he can play any note in the chromatic scale, virtually any melody, and even improvise on a chord structure in the same way as any other instrumentalist would. For this concert Hoenig will be joined by outstanding piano/organist Nitai Hershkvits.

Ari Hoenig Group
Featuring: 
Nitai Hershkvits (k) and Ari Hoenig (d)
Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017, 8pm and 10pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Price: $34, tickets available from under the radar.

Ari will also be holding a workshop at Musicworks  6pm Wed 7th. Tickets $15 from Musicworks Wellington.

L.French L.Johnson P.Bleakley J.Rae

In a rare turn of events, these iconoclastic musicians share the stage at the Wellington Jazz Co-op, playing new music and deranged standards.

L.French L.Johnson P.Bleakey J.Rae
Featuring:
Lex French (t), Lucien johnson (ts), Patrick Bleakley (dd), John Rae (d)
Date: Thurs 1 Jun 2017
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $10 General, $5 Members and Students with ID