RIP Phil Broadhurst

Phil Broadhurst at WJC 21 June 2018

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Phil Broadhurst on Friday 24 April 2020.

Phil was one of New Zealand’s leading jazz artists. He was a well-known pianist, composer, educator and presenter Art Of Jazz on Radio New Zealand Concert since 1991. He was the head of Jazz Studies at the New Zealand School of Music (Massey University, Albany) from 2000- 2016, and a three-time winner of the Jazz Record Of The Year award, and became the first jazz musician to be awarded the MNZM for services to Jazz in 2001.

Our condolences to his partner Julie Mason and family.


COVID-19

It is with regret to advise that due to COVID-19 we must cancel all upcoming concerts. Rest assured that we will be keeping a close eye on COVID-19 announcements and hope to resume our 2020 program as soon as possible!

In the meantime stay strong, stay positive and most importantly stay healthy.

Mark Lockett
WJC Artistic Director

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

Happy New Year.

We hope everyone had a safe and memorable new year. It hasn’t stopped at WJC with the Sunday Sessions at TTE continuing throughout the summer break. There is also some exciting jazz planned for 2019 so we hope you will join the WJC family and become a member. 

Yes its true from 2019 our regular performances will be at The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street.

We have enjoyed hosting performances at the Pyramid CLub but its time to move on. The change in venue means we will be a little closer to the city and will allow us to better serve piano groups. 

Pyramid Club

 

WJC would like to thank the Pyramid Club for hosting WJC gigs during 2018.

 

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