George Garzone – 17 August

George Garzone

The most highly renowned musician and educator, Garzone visits New Zealand for the first time for a series of intimate shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

A veteran jazzman, George Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci among others. He is a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, and performed and recorded with this group at the Village Vanguard.

Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, who, in addition to teaching at Berklee, has taught at the New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music. 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.

George has pioneered a unique method of improvisation, the Triadic Chromatic approach, and will also be giving lectures and workshops demonstrating this concept.

George Garzone
George Garzone (s), Kevin Field (p), Mostyn Cole (b), and Mark Lockett (d)
Date: Thurs 17 Aug 2017
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $34 tickets available from

Phil Boniface

Phil Boniface is traveling from Palmerston North, unfortunately due to the extreme weather conditions Phil Boniface will not be playing at WJC tonight. Instead we will be featuring the talented Callum Allardice, Chris Beernink, Mark Lockett and Jake Baxendale (thats if his flight leaves Nelson in time).


Phil Boniface – To be rescheduled.

Phil Boniface

On Thursday, 13th of July, double bass player Phil Boniface will present two diverse sets of music:

Set one will bring together Phil and Taonga Pūoro practitioner Alistair Fraser with their new project of duo improvisations.  Alistair has 18 years experience in construction, performance, composition and research.  He has worked extensively both solo and collaboratively with others including Richard Nunns, Patricia Grace and The New Zealand String Quartet.  Alistair is a researcher at Otago University investigating Chatham Island Moriori and Māori Taonga Pūoro.

Set two will encompass a trio of original music and new compositions with Wellington based guitarist Callum Allardice (from ‘The Jac’ & ‘The Antipodes’) and drummer Mark Lockett, who has recently returned from NYC.

Since graduating from the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington in 2000, Phil Boniface spent 11 years residing in Vancouver, Canada where he was performed with many of Canada’s finest west coast jazz musicians.  He produced and recorded his first album ‘BaixaBlue’ as band leader in Vancouver in 2015 which was funded by FACTOR.

Review from Simon Sweetman

Phil Boniface
Alistair Fraser (Taonga Pūoro), Callum Allardice (g), Mark Lockett (d) and Phil Boniface (b)
Date: Thurs 13 Jul 2017 – TO BE RESCHEDULED
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $10 General, $5 Members and Students with ID