Jazz on the Hilltop

Now the home of SPCA’s Wellington Centre, the Wellington Fever Hospital has had a vast 100 years of history!

To celebrate their building’s 100th birthday, SPCA’s Wellington Centre in collaboration with the Wellington Jazz Cooperative, are hosting Jazz on the Hilltop – a magical evening featuring four well-regarded jazz musicians, two that studied in the same halls that our animals now live in and two current jazz students.

Join the SPCA Wellington Centre, on Friday 18th October from 7.30pm, and delight in their building’s unique history through a variety of jazz pieces and stories from the musicians themselves. You will be treated to a performance from the stunning Jazz Quartet with Roger Manins on the saxophone, Leonardo Coghini on the piano, Seth Boy on bass, and Mark Lockett on drums.

This will be an enchanting evening you won’t want to miss! Are you ready to listen to jazz on the hilltop? Book your tickets now! Kickflip pizza, Noah’s coffee cart and bar will be onsite with tasty food and beverage options.

Jazz on the Hilltop
Roger Manins (s), Leonardo Coghini (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date: Fri 18 October 2019, 7.30pm – 10pm
Venue: 140 Alexandra Rd, Newtown
Price: General $22, tickets available from Eventfinda or SPCA Wellington Centre


There is an inescapable sense of fun about this trio – Jon Fenton. 

Swinging like crazy, they radiate mischief as they take a dash of Harlem Stride and Fats Waller and mix it with big swing a la Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson. The resplendent Ben Wilcock takes centre stage on piano, joined by the effervescent John Rae on drums and the multifaceted Dan Yeabsley on double bass and occasional saxophones. Fresh from a tour of Scotland, including a sold-out performance at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the trio is set to play music from their five releases including The Phantom CanoeSneaky Weasel and Live in Cromwell

Bill Wilcock, John Rae, Dan Yeabsley
Date: Thur 10 October 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10