Featured composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim House Band: Phoebe Johnson (b), Jacob Prichard (g), Lennox Grootjian (d) Date and time: Sunday, 21 July 2019, 2-4pm Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro
Award winning guitarist and composer Callum Allardice presents a set of original contemporary jazz.
Callum Allardice Quartet
Featuring: Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (d), Chris Beernink (b), Leo Coghini (p) and Callum (g) Date: Thur 18 July 2019, 8pm Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10
Featured composer: Duke Pearson House Band: Phoebe Johnson (b), Luca Sturny (g), Hikurangi Schaverien – Kaa (d) Date and time: Sunday, 14 July 2019, 2-4pm Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro
“Louisa Williamson will be presenting a show of original music and a variety of other mid-winter tunes.
LBW Quintet Featuring: Louisa Williamson (s), Dan Hayles (p), Callum Allardice (g), Johnny Lawrence (b) and Cory Champion (d) ate: Thur 4 July 2019, 8pm Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro Price: General $20, WJC members and Students with ID $15
Oscar Laven is an eclectic saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist based in Wellington, New Zealand. A frequently appearing personality in the New Zealand jazz scene, Laven is a busy full-time performer and composer, with degrees in jazz and classical from the New Zealand School of Music. He has performed/recorded internationally and across the country with many artists/ensembles including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, James Carter, John Beasley’s Monkestra, The Rodger Fox Big Band, Robben Ford, Lydia Pence, The Wellington Mingus Ensemble, his own 19-piece big band The Neo Hot Jive Orchestra, The Wellington City Shake ‘Em On Downers, and many more.
For this WJC event Laven will be presenting a suite of original quintet works inspired by the younger works of Ornette Coleman & Don Cherry.
Oscar Laven Quintet
Featuring: Date: Thur 20 June 2019, 8pm Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro Price: General $20, WJC members and Students with ID $15
Matthew Loveland Dennis (February 11, 1914 – June 21, 2002) was an American singer, pianist, bandleader, arranger, and writer. Dennis made six albums, which were out of print for many years. His 1953 song “Angel Eyes” (with lyricist Earl Brent) has become a frequently recorded jazz standard; less frequently recorded, but notably by Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins is “Will You Still Be Mine”. Pianist Dave Brubeck and his quartet recorded an entire album of Dennis’s compositions, released as Angel Eyes in 1965
Featured composer: Matt Dennis House Band: Alister Campbell (g), Christopher Yeabsley (o), Mark Lockett (d) Date and time: Sunday, 16 June 2019, 2-4pm Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro
William Thomas Strayhorn (Nov 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist and arranger, best remembered for his long-time collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington that lasted nearly three decades. His compositions include “Take the A Train”, Chelsea Bridge, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing and Lush Life.
Featured composer: Billy Strayhorn House Band: Thomas Botting (b), Brad Kang (g), Mark Lockett (d) Date and time: Sunday, 9 June 2019, 2-4pm Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro