WJC Jazzlab

WJC Jazzlab (The Lab) is an initiative established to present a series of educational workshops hosted by Wellington Jazz Cooperative.  The Lab will feature talks/discussion on a wide range of topics given by industry experts, top local and visiting international artists.  


Thursday 9 May – Small Tour Organising

Having organised and played on over 50 tours both international and locally, drummer and WJC artistic director Mark Lockett has extensive first-hand knowledge of the secrets to organising and facilitating a successful tour and avoid potential pitfalls.

In this workshop, we will discuss
– Developing a good product (band)
– Tour concert
– The appropriate way to contact venues
– The long ‘no’
– When and where to tour
– Promotion

Date: Thur 9 May 2019, 6-7pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: $5


Thursday 25 May – Tamara Kuldin

Acclaimed Australian jazz vocalist Tamara Kuldin will be facilitating a special workshop for aspiring jazz vocalists.

Having graced various stages from Europe to Australia, her focus is on creating an intimate and engaging musical experience for all audiences-small and large. For this workshop, Tamara is happy to share her experiences and answer any questions you may have about touring, audience interaction and vocal technique.

You are encouraged to bring a lead chart of a standard/tune you love singing. This will be an informal and playful workshop where participants will have the chance to really think about their approach to singing, their unique styling and technique, how to interact with both band members and their audience, before joining audience members for Tamara’s concert.

Date: Thur 25 May 2019, 6-7pm
Venue: The Third Eye, Upstairs at 30 Arthur St. Te Aro
Price: $5