WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) Brooklyn, New York. Gershwin dropped out of school and began playing piano professionally at age 15. Within a few years, he was one of the most sought after musicians in America. A composer of jazz, opera and popular songs for stage and screen, many of his works are now standards.

Featured composer: George Gershwin
House Band: Aleister J. Campbell (g), Daniel Yeabsley (b), Mark Lockett (d)  
Date and time: Sunday, 19 May 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Kenny Barron (born June 9, 1943) is an American jazz pianist, who has appeared on hundreds of recordings as leader and sideman and is considered one of the most influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era.

Featured composer: Kenny Barron
House Band: Leonardo Cogonhini (p), Johnny Lawrence (b), Mark Lockett (d)  
Date and time: Sunday, 12 May 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Jazzlab – Organising Small Tours with Mark Lockett

Thursday 9 May – Small Tour Organising

Having organised and played on over 50 tours both international and locally, drummer and WJC artistic director Mark Lockett has extensive first-hand knowledge of the secrets to organising and facilitating a successful tour and avoid potential pitfalls.

In this workshop, we will discuss
– Developing a good product (band)
– Tour concert
– The appropriate way to contact venues
– The long ‘no’
– When and where to tour
– Promotion

Date: Thur 9 May 2019, 6-7pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: $5

WJC Emerging Artist Series

WJC is pleased to present its second Emerging Artist concert. 

Katelin Little and Chris Beernink
For their latest collaboration, Katelin Little and Chris Beernink explore various sonic realms by incorporating electronic synthesizers and effects. Together they will be presenting original compositions and interpretations of pieces from an eclectic range of styles. Joining Chris and Katelin are Aryton Foote and Ben Stewart on keyboards and synthesizers and Lennox Grootjans on Drums.

James Guildford-Smith
James presents a set of original tunes inspired by the recordings of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Woody Shaw and many others, explored through the unique sound of the Trumpet/Bass/Drums trio. Featuring another emerging player Seth Boy on Bass and local heavyweight drummer Hikurangi Schaverian-Kaa.

Date: Thur 9 May 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $8

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of the famous Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in 1974.

Featured composer: Duke Ellington
House Band: Noel Clayton (g), Paul Dyne (b), Mark Lockett (d)   
Date and time: Sunday, 5 May 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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