Sunday Session at the Cross

Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.

Featured composer: Esbjorn Svenson
House Band: Duncan Haynes (p), Umar Zakaria (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 06 Jun 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.

Featured composer: Joe Henderson
House Band: Ayrton Foote (s), Patrick Bleakley (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 30 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Emerging Artist – Elizabeth Hocking/Nicholas Baucke-maunsell

May is NZ Music month and this year WJC is pleased to present two promising emerging artists Nicolas Baucke-Mausell and Elizabeth Hocking.

Nicholas Baucke-Maunsell will be performing with Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on Drums, Seth Boy on Bass, and Leonardo Coghini on Keys. They will be performing some of Nicholas’s original music as well as some music from his recent mentors and heroes Immanuel Wilkins and Giveton Gelin.

Alto saxophonist Elizabeth Hocking joins long-time friends and collaborators Seth Boy (bass) and Alexander Boulton (guitar) in her newly-formed trio. The group will play a selection of Elizabeth’s original compositions, which are inspired by the “chamber jazz” approach of the Jimmy Guiffre 3 trio. 

Doors open at 6.30pm. Pre-purchasing tickets highly recommended.

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.

Featured composer: Peter Bernstein
House Band:
Jamie Pye (G), Seth Boy (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 23 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.

Featured composer: Charlie Parker
House Band:
Alistair Campbell (G), Ollie Bomann (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Louisa Williamson Quartet

Saxophonist Louisa Williamson presents a concert of original compositions with a stellar line up of some of Wellington’s finest. 

Louisa is driven to compose music that is meaningful and reflective of the world around her, embracing a selfless attitude towards composing and performing. Creating music with strong intentions and purpose is at the forefront of Louisa’s mind as a musician. Louisa hopes to release her debut album this year, featuring some of the music presented at this concert.

Louisa Williamson Quartet
Featuring
: Louisa Williamson – Saxophone, Daniel Hayles – Piano, Johnny Lawrence – Bass, Cory Champion – Drums
Date: Thur 13 May 2021, 7.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane
Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda, Door sales: General $20, WJC members $15, and Students with ID $10

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.

Featured composer: Milt Jackson
House Band:
Alex Boulton )G), Daniel Yeabsley (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time:
Sunday, 09 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.

Featured composer: John Coltrane
House Band:
Gus Reece (G), Umar Zakaria (B) Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 02 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Ollie Bomann Quartet

The Ollie Bomann Quartet was founded as a means to bridge the musical gap between the contemporary Jazz scenes of New York and Wellington. Ollie has lived and worked as a professional musician in New York and aims to bring the performance aesthetics and practices to a Wellington audience. This new quartet of his will be presenting original compositions by all members of the band as well as music written by some of the band’s favourite post-bop artists: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, etc.

Ollie Bomann Quartet
Featuring
: Ollie Bomann (b), James Guilford-Smith (t), Leonardo Coghini (p), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (d)
Date: Thur 29 Apr 2021, 7.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane
Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda, Door sales: General $20, WJC members $15, and Students with ID $10