Frank Talbot Quartet

Raised in Auckland and trained in Wellington where he completed his Bachelor of Music where he was twice named Woodwind Player of the Year, Frank Talbot brings his voice to the Wellington Jazz Cooperative. Having performed with the Rodger Fox Big Band, Royal Air Force Big Band, Mark Donlon’s Quintet alongside Alex Sipiagin and with the New Zealand String Quartet and toured twice internationally with Luis Bonilla’s JM Jazz World Orchestra, Frank has already gained a lot of useful musical experience. 

Inspired by the old masters, modern jazz and a wealth of other influences spanning Classical to Heavy Metal, Frank brings a mix of playfulness, energy and deeply personal music and will debut some new original music at the WJC, accompanied by some of Wellington’s finest stalwarts.

Frank Talbot Quartet
Featuring: 
Frank Talbot (s), Dan Hayles,(p) Chris Beernink (b) and Jeremy Richardson (d)
Date: Thur 7 November 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10

Michael Taylor Sextet

Renowned Wellington Trumpeter presents music for sextet. Mike spent 9 years in New York City, gaining his Masters from Manhattan School of Music, returning to the vibrant Wellington scene in 2017. An exciting group of musicians will perform music from pan-American and European traditions.

Michael Talyor Sextet
Featuring: 
Mike Taylor (t), Jake Baxendale (s), Blair Latham (s), Callam Allardice (g), Chris Beernink (b), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (d)
Date: Thur 24 October 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10

Jazz on the Hilltop

Now the home of SPCA’s Wellington Centre, the Wellington Fever Hospital has had a vast 100 years of history!

To celebrate their building’s 100th birthday, SPCA’s Wellington Centre in collaboration with the Wellington Jazz Cooperative, are hosting Jazz on the Hilltop – a magical evening featuring four well-regarded jazz musicians, two that studied in the same halls that our animals now live in and two current jazz students.

Join the SPCA Wellington Centre, on Friday 18th October from 7.30pm, and delight in their building’s unique history through a variety of jazz pieces and stories from the musicians themselves. You will be treated to a performance from the stunning Jazz Quartet with Roger Manins on the saxophone, Leonardo Coghini on the piano, Seth Boy on bass, and Mark Lockett on drums.

This will be an enchanting evening you won’t want to miss! Are you ready to listen to jazz on the hilltop? Book your tickets now! Kickflip pizza, Noah’s coffee cart and bar will be onsite with tasty food and beverage options.

Jazz on the Hilltop
Featuring: 
Roger Manins (s), Leonardo Coghini (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date: Fri 18 October 2019, 7.30pm – 10pm
Venue: 140 Alexandra Rd, Newtown
Price: General $22, tickets available from Eventfinda or SPCA Wellington Centre

Jellyrolls

There is an inescapable sense of fun about this trio – Jon Fenton. 

Swinging like crazy, they radiate mischief as they take a dash of Harlem Stride and Fats Waller and mix it with big swing a la Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson. The resplendent Ben Wilcock takes centre stage on piano, joined by the effervescent John Rae on drums and the multifaceted Dan Yeabsley on double bass and occasional saxophones. Fresh from a tour of Scotland, including a sold-out performance at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the trio is set to play music from their five releases including The Phantom CanoeSneaky Weasel and Live in Cromwell

Jellyrolls
Featuring: 
Bill Wilcock, John Rae, Dan Yeabsley
Date: Thur 10 October 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $10