Sunday Sessions at TTE

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

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Sunday Sessions at TTE

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

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Sunday Sessions at TTE

Joe Henderson (April 24, 1937 – June 30, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He dedicated his first album to his family “for being so understanding and tolerant” during his formative years. 

Featured composer: Joe Henderson
House Band:  Phoebe Johnson (b), Ben Stewart, Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 2 June 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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Sunday Sessions at TTE

Alfred McCoy Tyner (born December 11, 1938) is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career. His neighbours in Philadelphia included musicians Richie and Bud Powell.

Featured composer: McCoy Tyner.
House Band:  Ayrton Foote (p), Seth Boy, Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 26 May 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) Brooklyn, New York. Gershwin dropped out of school and began playing piano professionally at age 15. Within a few years, he was one of the most sought after musicians in America. A composer of jazz, opera and popular songs for stage and screen, many of his works are now standards.

Featured composer: George Gershwin
House Band: Aleister J. Campbell (g), Daniel Yeabsley (b), Mark Lockett (d)  
Date and time: Sunday, 19 May 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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