David Friesen Trio

David Friesen (USA) has recorded over 65 CD’s as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/or recorded with Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Hubbard, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Elvin Jones, Jack Dejohnette, and many others. 

October 2017 sees David on tour around New Zealand, promoting his latest album “another time another place”, recorded live at CJC in 2015, released through Rattle NZ. Accompanying David are band mates Dixon Nacey (guitar) and Reuben Bradley (drums), both acclaimed musicians in their own right.

David will be holding a workshop at the Pyramid Club on Friday 20 October at 5:30pm

David Friesen Trio
Featuring: 
Dixon Nacey (g) and Reuben Bradley (d) and David Friesen (b)
Date: Fri 20 Oct 2017
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $20 General, $15 Members and Students with ID

Nick Hempton Trio

Photo Nick Hampton

Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument– Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc., and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.

“Highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz… creative, intense and superb.”  – Edward Blanco, E-JazzNews

Nick Hempton Trio
Featuring:
Mark Lockett (d), Michael Story (b) and Nick Hempton (s)
Date: Thurs 5 Oct 2017
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $20 General, $15 Members and Students with ID