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: John Coltrane
House Band: Jake Baxendale (s), Wynton Newman (b) and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kara (d).
Date and time: Sunday 6 May 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

WJC Sunday Sessions at The Third Eye

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: Duke Ellington
House Band: George MacLaurin (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 29 April 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Craig Walters Quartet

WJC is pleased to present Craig Walters, a wonderful tenor saxophonist who has recently returned to NZ after living in Sydney for 30+ years.

Originating from Dunedin Craig studied at Berklee College of Music. After living in Wellington in the early ‘80s he moved to Sydney Australia in 1985 where he performed with Bob Mintzer, Michael Bublé, Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Cleo Lane, Bob Florence, Rob McConnel, John Riley, Jim McNeely. Local Jazz Groups include Don Rader Quintet, Mike Knock Quartet, Dave McCrae Quartet. Big bands include the James Morrison Big Band, Sydney All Star Big Band and the Sydney Jazz Orchestra.Craig has led & recorded his own quartet and played at most of the major jazz festivals in Australia.

Craig Walters Quartet
Featuring:
 Craig Walters (s), Noel Clayton (g), Paul Dyne (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date: Thur 26 April 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID

WJC Sunday Sessions at The Third Eye

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: Red Garland
House Band: Johnny Lawrence (b), Daniel Hayles (p), Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 22 April 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

WJC Sunday Sessions at The Third Eye

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artist. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: Bud Powell
House Band: Wynton Newman (b), Alex Boulton (g), Mark Lockett (d).
Date and time: Sunday 15 April 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Breakfast of Champions

Jake Baxendale (saxophone) James Paul (guitar) and Cory Champion (drums, no relation) perform some free-flowing meditations on their own themes and any others that might occur. Ornette Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Paul Motian or Radiohead might have a hand in proceedings, indirectly of course – or they may not. Songs and improvisations blur into one another and provide a springboard into the next soundscape.

Breakfast of Champions
Featuring:
Jake Baxendale (saxophone), James Paul (guitar) and Cory Champion (drums).
Date: Thur 12 April 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID

WJC lineup for the 2018 Wellington Jazz Festival

WJC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting award-winning artists Peter Koopman and Michelle Nicolle at the 2018 Wellington Jazz Festival. Tickets are $25 (+bf) from UndertheRadar, members price $20 (contact WJC for a promo code).

Peter Koopman Trio
Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 8pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Tickets:  UndertheRadar – Peter Koopman

Michelle Nicolle Quartet
Date: Saturday 9 June 2018, 8pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Tickets: UndertheRadar – Michelle Nicolle

WJC Sunday Sessions at Third Eye

Herbie Hancock

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artist. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: Herbie Hancock
House Band: Chris Beernick (b), Ayrton Foote (p), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday 8 April 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

Jasmine Lovell-Smith Quartet

Kiwi composer and saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith presents a set of new and reimagined chamber jazz compositions for a drummerless quartet featuring Tristan Carter (violin), Blair Latham (bass clarinet) and Johnny Lawrence (double bass).

Jasmine is once again based in Wellington after seven years spent living in the USA and Mexico. From 2010-2012 Jasmine lived in New York City, where she released two critically acclaimed albums with her quintet Towering Poppies, the most recent of which was hailed by New Zealand Musician magazine as “an intriguing intersection of avant-garde art music and chamber jazz.” In 2012 she moved nearby to Connecticut to complete an MA in composition with the experimentalist composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton. From 2014-2016 Jasmine lived in Morelia, Mexico, where she taught jazz studies and the saxophone in Spanish at the Universidad Michoacana. Jasmine is currently a doctoral candidate in composition at the New Zealand School of Music, working with composer John Psathas.

Jasmine Lovell-Smith Quartet
Featuring:
 Tristan Carter (violin), Blair Latham (bass clarinet) and Nick Tipping (double bass).
Date: Thur 29 Mar 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 General, $8 Members and Students with ID