Kiwi composer and saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith presents a set of new and reimagined chamber jazz compositions for a drummerless quartet featuring Tristan Carter (violin), Blair Latham (bass clarinet) and Johnny Lawrence (double bass).
Jasmine is once again based in Wellington after seven years spent living in the USA and Mexico. From 2010-2012 Jasmine lived in New York City, where she released two critically acclaimed albums with her quintet Towering Poppies, the most recent of which was hailed by New Zealand Musician magazine as “an intriguing intersection of avant-garde art music and chamber jazz.” In 2012 she moved nearby to Connecticut to complete an MA in composition with the experimentalist composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton. From 2014-2016 Jasmine lived in Morelia, Mexico, where she taught jazz studies and the saxophone in Spanish at the Universidad Michoacana. Jasmine is currently a doctoral candidate in composition at the New Zealand School of Music, working with composer John Psathas.
Jasmine Lovell-Smith Quartet
Featuring: Tristan Carter (violin), Blair Latham (bass clarinet) and Johnny Lawrence (double bass). Date: Thur 29 Mar 2018 Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St. Time: 8pm Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID
Sartorial saxophonist Oscar Laven’s latest project is a suite of new original compositions inspired by the early works of Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. This concert features the talents of John Rae, Patrick Bleakley, Mike Taylor and Ayrton Foote playing new music seeped in charisma and spontaneity
Oscar Laven Quintet
Featuring: Oscar Laven (s), John Rae (d), Patrick Bleakley (b), Mike Taylor (T), Ayrton Foote (p). Date: Thur 15 Mar 2018 Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St. Time: 8pm Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID
The first ever regular WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye starts Sunday 11 March 2-4pm.
Each week will feature compositions by great jazz artist, starting with pianist BILL EVANS. The house band will open with a couple of Bill’s tunes and then musicians will be invited up to join in. This weeks house band will be George Maclaurin, Chris Beernink, and Mark Lockett.
Did I say that Wilsons food truck will be on site poppin out some mighty tasty bites.
Date and time: Sunday 11 March 2018, 2-4pm Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.