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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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Downbeat Magazine credits Moreno as “One of the most compelling guitarists in jazz today,” while the New York Times describes him as “A versatile and increasingly prominent guitarist,” who is “drawn to mystery and euphony.” The JazzTimes describes Moreno’s sound as “lyrical,” containing “spacious phrasing and luminous tone.”

Featured composer: Mike Moreno
House Band: Luca Sturny (g), Chris Beernink (b), Mark Lockett (d)   
Date and time: Sunday, 28 April 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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Tamara Kuldin Sextet

Sultry, sassy, cheeky-Tamara Kuldin is all that and much more. A jazz seductress with a honey-rich voice that soothes and captivates. ‘ Australianjazz.net 

Australian jazz vocalist Tamara Kuldin has been captivating audiences from Melbourne to Europe with her own modern, sultry yet playful twist on a diverse repertoire of reimagined standards, lesser-known vintage gems and originals.  Celebrated in Australia for her vocal prowess, charisma and musicality, Tamara has in recent years performed at various festivals and venues in Europe but is particularly thrilled to be performing for the first time in New Zealand, at the Wellington Jazz Co-op. 

With a passion and flair for various shades of jazz, blues and multilingual affairs of song, tonight Tamara will revisit songs from her latest album ‘Love, Longing & Lullabies’ which includes exquisite interpretations of much-loved tunes from The Sound of Music, Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and more. Joining her is an eclectic ensemble of New Zealand’s finest jazz musicians: Mark Donlon (piano), Chris Beernink (Double bass), Callum Allardice (guitar), Frank Talbot (tenor sax) and Lance Philip (drums). Immerse yourself in an evening’s music box of love, longing and lullabies. Don’t miss out.

Tamara Kuldin Septet
Featuring: Tamara Kuldin (v), Mark Donlon (p), Chris Beernink (b), Callum Allardice (g), Frank Talbot (s) and Lance Philip (d).
Date: Thur 25 April 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $20, WJC members and Students with ID $15

WJC Jazzlab – Jazz Vocals with Tamara Kuldin

Acclaimed Australian jazz vocalist Tamara Kuldin will be facilitating a special workshop for aspiring jazz vocalists.

Having graced various stages from Europe to Australia, her focus is on creating an intimate and engaging musical experience for all audiences-small and large. For this workshop, Tamara is happy to share her experiences and answer any questions you may have about touring, audience interaction and vocal technique.

You are encouraged to bring a lead chart of a standard/tune you love singing. This will be an informal and playful workshop where participants will have the chance to really think about their approach to singing, their unique styling and technique, how to interact with both band members and their audience, before joining audience members for Tamara’s concert.

Date: Thur 25 May 2019, 6-7pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: $5