WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artists. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: Sonny Rollins
House Band:  Alistair Campbell (g), Wynton Newman (b)  and Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 27 May 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Berardi/Foran/Karlen

Kristin Berardi, Sean Foran, and Rafael Karlen are all strongly creative musicians, known for their clear personal aesthetic and artistic voice. Highly awarded nationally and internationally as performers and composers, their combined experience is formidable with performances around the world at the Montreux, Tokyo, and Bremen Jazz Festivals, and tours to the US, UK, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and more. The music of this group is unlike anything they have each produced before and draws on sounds from modern jazz, European folk music, and classical music. You may hear influences from jazz masters such as Kenny Wheeler, Bobo Stenson and Norma Winstone alongside the sounds of Debussy and Joni Mitchell. Intensely intimate, textural and emotional, the music of Berardi/Foran/Karlen draws you close, at times a whisper, the lush piano harmonies merging with Berardi’s sublime vocal lines and Karlen’s engaging melodic interplay. The intuitiveness of the improvising within the trio is stunning, with an interactive group sound featuring in the music.

“If you have not heard Kristin Berardi sing, rush to do so. She is probably the finest jazz singer Australia has produced…” – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“The balance between composition and improvisation gives the ear a bit of structure to rely upon while keeping on its toes. Most of all, this music is about as beautiful as it gets (Rafael Karlen – Sweetness of things half-remembered)” – WONDERING SOUND

“a gifted pianist with abundant ideas and the technique to go with them (Sean Foran)” – IRISH TIMES

Berardi/Foran/Karlen
Featuring:
 Kristin Berardi (v), Sean Foran (p), Rafael Karlen (s).
Date: Thur 24 May 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID

WLC Sunday Session at TTE

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artists. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer
House Band:  Daniel Hayles (p), Daniel Yeabsley (b), and Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 20 May 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artists. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: Charles Mingus
House Band: Ayrton Foote (p), Chris Beernick (b) and Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 13 May 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Phil Boniface Quartet

Phil Boniface a New Zealand/Canadian bassist, composer and educator. Having spent more than a decade residing in Canada; he performed, recorded and studied with many of the finest jazz musicians on the west coast, alongside multiple performances in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival leading his own groups. 

As a composer, his first album as a bandleader ‘BaixaBlue’ was funded by ‘FACTOR’ and engineered in Canada. Featuring leading west coast Canadian jazz musicians this record exemplifies his abilities as a composer, arranger, performer, and improviser. 

In 2018, with support from the Lilburn Trust, ‘Ponguru’ has been released through RATTLE records. This duo album of improvisations and compositions is a collaboration between ngā taonga pūoro artist Al Fraser and Phil, which brings together the low voice of the double bass and the many voices of ngā taonga pūoro in an exploration of timbre, space, melody and our shared musical language. 

Joining him at WJC on May 10th is Lucien Johnson, saxophones, Matt Steele piano and Mark Lockett, drums. 

 

Phil Boniface Quartet
Featuring:
  Phil Boniface (b), Lucien Johnson (s), Matt Steele (p) and Mark Lockett (d). 
Date: Thur 10 May 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artists. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: John Coltrane
House Band: Jake Baxendale (s), Wynton Newman (b) and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kara (d).
Date and time: Sunday 6 May 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.