Jack Baxendale – Spooky Hardbop

Celebrate our final headliner gig for the year with Jake Baxendale’s Spooky Hardbop. A sextet of hard-swinging and adventurous improvisers to present a collection of tunes from and written in homage to, the Blue Note hard-bopping avant-garde-ists.

Arrangements and originals inspired by 60s hardbop and avant-garde.

Spooky Hardbop
Featuring: 
Jake Baxendale, Lex French, Nick van Dijk, Daniel Millward, Chris Beernink, Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa
Date: Thur 19 December 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10

Emma Gilmartin Quartet (AUS/NZ)

Jazz vocalist Emma Gilmartin is without a doubt one of Australia’s finest and in-demand singers currently on the scene today.  She has released four albums under her own name and was a finalist in the Australian jazz awards in 2006. For what will be her debut NZ tour Gilmartin will be teaming up with a longtime colleague and heavyweight guitarist James Sherlock also from Melbourne.  Local mainstays double bassist Michael Story and drummer Mark Lockett will be rounding out the rhythm section for the quartet. 

The quartet will take you on a creative journey of original tunes penned by Emma and arrangements of some of her favourite standards.  A show not to be missed.

Tour Dates 
Sun 1 Dec Whanganui, Jazz Club, St Johns Club, 6.30 pm 
Tue 3 Dec Auckland, Jazz and Blues Club, Point Chev RSA, 7.30 pm 
Wed 4 Dec Auckland, (Creative Jazz Club), Anthology Lounge, 8 pm 
Thur 5 Dec Wellington, (Wgtn Jazz Coop) Tuatara Third Eye, 8 pm  
Fri 6 Dec Nelson, Fairfield House, 7.30 pm 
Sat 7 Dec Motueka, Chanel Arts Center, 7.30 pm Sun 8 Dec Christchurch, Space Academy, 7.30pm

Emma Gilmartin Quartet
Featuring: 
Emma Gilmartin (V), James Sherlock (G), Michael Story (B) and Mark Lockett (D)
Date: Thur 5 December 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $20, WJC members and Students with ID $15

Crystal Choi Quartet

Crystal Choi is a uniquely creative jazz pianist based in Auckland. She plays in various projects including Leda’s Dream, AC Freazy and Skilaa and leads the 10 piece band Skogkatt, performing her original music. Crystal has recently toured internationally with the artists Jonathan Bree and Princess Chelsea. For this concert, Crystal will be performing her new compositions as a quartet.

Crystal Choi Quartet
Featuring: 
Crystal Choi (p, v), vocals, Callum Allardice (g), Wil Goodinson (b) Mark Lockett (d
Date: Thur 21 November 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10