Lauren Armstrong presents ‘Portraits in Sound’

The world of songwriting is steeped in stories, people, places, and portraits. Join vocalist Lauren Armstrong and her quintet in a focused experience, as they embark on an exploration of the muses and preludes to some of the most captivating jewels of jazz songwriting. Accompanied by a peppering of original compositions from the band. 

Lauren Armstrong presents ‘Portraits in Sound.’
Featuring:
Lauren Armstrong (vocals), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (drums), Scott Maynard (double bass), Alexander Boulton – (guitar), Ben Hunt (trumpet) and Oscar Laven (bass clarinet)
Date: Thur 28 Feb 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID

 

Steve Barry Quartet

Wellington Jazz Cooperative is pleased to open its 2018 gig season with the Steven Barry Quartet featuring Steve Barry (piano), Jake Baxendale (alto sax), Nick Tipping (bass) and Shaun Anderson (drums).

Barry has a growing list of awards and nominations, including the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, 2nd place in the National Jazz Awards and a finalist in the APRA Professional Development Awards.

Blueprints & Vignettes is the third album from Sydney-based, NZ-born pianist and composer Steve Barry. A product of his recently completed PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the album synergises Barry’s parallel interests in jazz and 20th century classical music by juxtaposing intricate compositions and free improvisation, and reflects influences as diverse as Paul Bley and Elliott Carter.

Steve Barry Quartet
Featuring: 
Steve Barry (p), Jake Baxendale (as), Nick Tipping (b and Shaun Anderson (d)
Date: Thur 15 Feb 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID