WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

James Stanley Hall (Dec 4, 1930 – Dec10, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that “It could be argued that the jazz guitar tree is rooted in four names: Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Wes Montogomery, Jim Hall.

Featured composer: Jim Hall
House Band: Alexander Boulton  (g), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 10 March 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Sunday 3 March –  Sunday Sessions

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (Apr 6, 1927 – Jan 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. 

Featured composer: Gerry Mulligan
House Band: Daniel Yeabsley (s), Christopher Yeabsley (o), John Rae (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 3 March 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

John Lenwood “Jackie” McLean (May 17, 1931 – March 31, 2006) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator, and is one of the few musicians to be elected to the DownBeat Hall of Fame in the year of their death. 

Featured composer: Jackie McLean 
House Band: Alex Bolton (g), Chris Yeabsley (o), Mark  Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 24 February 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions

Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein (b. 1967, New York City) has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 200 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. He got his first break while attending the New School when he met the legendary guitarist Jim Hall. Hall asked Peter to participate in his Invitational Concert as part of the 1990 JVC Jazz Festival. The event featured such guitarists as John Scofield and Pat Metheny and was released as “Live at Town Hall Vol. 2” by Music Masters. Hall noted that Peter “…has paid attention to the past as well as the future. He is the most impressive guitarist I’ve heard. He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste.”

Featured composer: Peter Bernstein
House Band: Cullam Allardice (g), Phoebe Johnson (b), Shaun Anderson (d). 
Date and time: Sunday, 17 February 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Edward Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938 – February 19, 1972) was an American jazz trumpeter known as one of the key hard bop musicians of the 1960s.  Morgan came to prominence in his late teens, recording on Coltrane’s Blue Train (1957) and with the band of drummer Art Blakey before launching a solo career. Morgan’s career was cut short at the age of 33, when his common-law wife shot and killed him following a confrontation at Slugs Saloon. 

Featured composer: Lee Morgan
House Band: Leonardo Coghini (p), Wynton Newman (b), Mark Lockett (d)  
Date and time: Sunday, 10 February 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

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WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Sunday 3 February –  WJC Sunday Sessions at Third Eye

Henry “Hank” Mobley (July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986) was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Mobley was a  “middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone”, a metaphor used to describe his tone, that was laid-back, subtle and melodic.

Featured composer: Hank Mobley
House Band: Brad Kang (g), Thomas Botting (b), Mark Lockett (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 3 February 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Sunday 27 January –  WJC Sunday Sessions at Third Eye

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller (May 21, 1904 – Dec 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer. Waller was the youngest of 11 children (five of whom survived childhood) born to Adeline Locket Waller, a musician, and the Reverend Edward Martin Waller in New York City. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. 

Featured composer: Fats Waller
House Band: Aleister J. Campbell (g), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 27 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette (September 11, 1933 – April 1, 1971) was a hard bop and soul-jazz musician most known for playing Hammond organ. Baby Face started out playing the piano for various gospel groups and spent his early career traveling across the US, Canada, and Cuba. 

Featured composer: Baby Face Willette
House Band: Callum Allardice (g), Chris Yeabsly (o), Mark Lockett (d).  
Date and time: Sunday, 20 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon called him the “romanticist” of the bop movement.

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artists. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: Tadd Dameron
House Band: Alexander Boulton (g), Umar Zakaria (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 13 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro

WJC Sunday Sessions at TTE

WJC Sunday Sessions At Third Eye feature compositions by great jazz artists. The house band will open with a couple of tunes and then invite musicians to join in.

Featured composer: Aaron Parks
House Band: Ben Stewart (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date/Time: Sunday 6 January 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.