WJC 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: Cedar Walton
House Band:  George MacLaurin (p), Wynton Newman (b) and Mark Lockett (d) 
Date and time: Sunday 24 June 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Phil Broadhurst Quintet

A rare appearance from one of the best-known pianists and composers on the Auckland jazz scene. Phil Broadhurst makes his first appearance at the WJC after numerous gigs at CJC in Auckland since its inception. Phil will bring with him trumpeter Mike Booth, a fellow member of his award-winning quintet (“Panacea” Tui Jazz Album of the Year 2016). Phil also re-unites with tenor man Craig Walters (now based in Wellington) after several fruitful gigs in Auckland before Phil took off for a year in Europe. Another reunion also with bassist Paul Dyne, an original member of ‘Sustenance”. Completing the band on drums will be the fabulous John Rae

Phil Broadhurst Quintet
Featuring:
 Phil Broadhurst (p), Mike Booth (t), Craig Walters (s), John Rae (d), Paul Dyne (b).
Date: Thur 21 June 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $8

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: Joe Henderson
House Band:  Ayrton Foote (p), Johnny Lawerence (b) and Mark Lockett (d) 
Date and time: Sunday 17 June 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

WJC 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: Benny Golson
House Band:  Callum Allardice (g), Thomas Botting (b) and Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 10 June 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Wellington Jazz Festival – Michelle Nicolle Quartet

Award winning jazz vocalist, Michelle is not only known as an improvising musician. (Mo Award 2001, 2003 & 2004, National Jazz Award (1998) winner and A.R.I.A Finalist 2001, 2004, 2009). She is known for her ability to get to the heart of a song, stripping away the inessential and finding new meaning in lyrics written in a bygone era.  

The Michelle Nicolle Quartet are critically acclaimed as one of the most prolific and inventive jazz ensembles in the country. For the last 15 years they’ve released seven CDs and touring extensively throughout Australia and internationally – in 2015 to South Korea, Finland, and Czech Republic. This will be their debut performance in Wellington where the band will perform music from their 2017 award winning album “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” featuring songs from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

“I have loved Michelle Nicolle’s singing perpetually and without ceasing since first I heard her [in 1998]. Michelle is a singer born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music. I only wish she lived in the States somewhere so I could manage to hear her more often.”                                                                                              Kurt Elling 2012

“ an Australian jazz singer ready to command a world stage.”
                                                                               Sydney Morning Herald, 2016

Michelle Nicolle Quartet
Featuring:
 Michelle Nicolle (v), Geoff Hughes (g), Ronny Ferella (d), and Tom Lee (b)
Date: Sat 09 June 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: Tickets available on Undertheradar.co.nz

Wellington Jazz Festival – Peter Koopman Trio

Since leaving behind the lush, verdant countryside and rolling hills of Drury, north of the mighty Waikato for the hot, suburban sprawl of Sydney in 2011, guitarist Peter Koopman has become a regular fixture on Australia’s music scene. This jaunt to NZ will see him reunited with long-time and long-suffering housemate, bassist Thomas Botting. Both Tom and Pete were award-winners on their respective instruments at the prestigious National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, which included a cash prize but this, alas, has been spent. Recent releases include “Honest Oblivion”, the second album from djazz pioneers Scoredatura and the self-titled debut from COAST.

Peter Koopman Trio
Featuring:
 Peter Koopman (g), Thomas Botting (b) and Shaun Anderson (d). 
Date: Wed 06 June 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: Tickets available on Undertheradar.co.nz

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: Charlie Parker
House Band:  Alex Boulton (g), Daniel Yeabsley (b) and Mark Lockett (d) 
Date and time: Sunday 3 June 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.