WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

John Patton (July 12, 1935 – March 19, 2002) was an American jazz and jazz fusion composer and performer. He developed the nickname “Big John”, not because of his size, but because of a song. “Remember the tune, ‘Big Bad John’? … yeah, well, that’s what they started calling me and at first I didn’t understand it but I love it now. It’s just a name; if it’s going to help you, then boogie on up in there!”

Featured composer: John Patton
House Band: Daniel Yeabsley (s), Chris Yeabsley (o), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 30 December 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), nicknamed “Hawk” and sometimes “Bean”, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. While Hawkins is strongly associated with swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of the bebop in the 1940s. 

Featured composer: Coleman Hawkins
House Band: Ayrton Foote (p), Daniel Yeabsly (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 23 December 2018, 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: Fats Navar 
House Band: Dan Yeabsley (b), Alexander Boulton (g),  Mark Lockett (d).
Date/Time: Sunday 16 December 2018, 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: Christian McBride
House Band: Brad Kang (g), Umar Zakaria (b), Mark Lockett (d).
Date/Time: Sunday 9 December 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Chris Buckland Quintet

The Chris Buckland Quintet: NZ Jazz Standards + New Music for Quintet

You’ve seen him around town on the gigs and in the trenches of the Wellington music scene over the years with such luminaries as, The Richter City Rebels, Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra, The JAC, The Hip-Town Bangers, Gold Nugget Pawn Shop, Soldiers of the Pharaoh, Myele Manzanza, Lisa Tomlins and many more.

Ever the consummate sideman, Chris brings his new quintet to the WJC to explore quintet versions of some of his favourite tunes from gigs past, alongside new original music to be premiered tonight.

Chris Buckland Quintet
Featuring:
 Chris Buckland (Tenor/Soprano Sax), Jake Baxendale (Alto Sax/Bass Clarinet), Ayrton Foote (Keys), Scott Maynard (Bass), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (Drums/Cymbals)
Date: Thur 6 December 2018, 8pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
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: Thad Jones
House Band: Ayrton Foote (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d).
Date/Time: Sunday 2 December 2018, 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: Pat Metheny
House Band: Callum Allardice (g), Phoebe Johnson (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date/Time: Sunday 25 November 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Kira Kira (Japan/Australia/New Zealand)

Explosive and beautiful. Kira Kira features internationally acclaimed Japanese improvisers and composers Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, and Australian keyboard player composer, Alister Spence. Their work is a suite in four parts that mixes piano and trumpet with electronics and drums.

‘Kira Kira weights layer upon layer of sound until it approaches a breaking point that never quite materializes. Instead, the music finds its way to someplace near perpetuity and how it gets there is never obvious. It’s awe-inspiring music.
                                                               4 ½ stars Karl Ackermann Allaboutjazz.com

Kira Kira’s CD Bright Force is available at www.librarecords.com 

Listen here https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bright-force/1366088612

Kira Kira
Featuring:
 Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Alister Spence (Fender Rhodes electric piano, preparations and effects), special guest John Rae (drum kit)
Date/Time: Thur 22 November, 8pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
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: Wynton Kelly
House Band: Ayrton Foote (p), Johnny Lawrence (b), Mark Lockett (d).
Date/Time: Sunday 18 November 2018, 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:  Oscar Peterson
House Band: Ben Stewart (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date/Time: Sunday 11 November 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.