WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Sunday 27 January –  WJC Sunday Sessions at Third Eye

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller (May 21, 1904 – Dec 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer. Waller was the youngest of 11 children (five of whom survived childhood) born to Adeline Locket Waller, a musician, and the Reverend Edward Martin Waller in New York City. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. 

Featured composer: Fats Waller
House Band: Aleister J. Campbell (g), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 27 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette (September 11, 1933 – April 1, 1971) was a hard bop and soul-jazz musician most known for playing Hammond organ. Baby Face started out playing the piano for various gospel groups and spent his early career traveling across the US, Canada, and Cuba. 

Featured composer: Baby Face Willette
House Band: Callum Allardice (g), Chris Yeabsly (o), Mark Lockett (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 20 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon called him the “romanticist” of the bop movement.

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: Tadd Dameron
House Band: Alexander Boulton (g), Umar Zakaria (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 13 January 2019, 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: Aaron Parks
House Band: Ben Stewart (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date/Time: Sunday 6 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Happy New Year.

We hope everyone had a safe and memorable new year. It hasn’t stopped at WJC with the Sunday Sessions at TTE continuing throughout the summer break. There is also some exciting jazz planned for 2019 so we hope you will join the WJC family and become a member. 

Yes its true from 2019 our regular performances will be at The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street.

We have enjoyed hosting performances at the Pyramid CLub but its time to move on. The change in venue means we will be a little closer to the city and will allow us to better serve piano groups. 

Pyramid Club

 

WJC would like to thank the Pyramid Club for hosting WJC gigs during 2018.