Sunday Sessions at Lovebite

Wellington Jazz Festival 2021

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: Ahmad Jamal
House Band: Duncan Haynes (P), Umar Zakaria (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time: Sunday, 13 Jun 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro

Directions in Jazz

WJC at the Wellington Jazz Festival 2021

Award-winning international pianist Duncan Haynes curates another instalment of his Directions in Jazz project, this time concentrating on the classic Hard Bop repertoire of the 50s and 60s. Featuring the hard-blowing, all-swinging lineup of Mike Costeloe, Umar Zakaria, and Mark Lockett.

Food Available at the venue.

Doors open at 6.30pm. 1st set starts at 7.30pm, 2nd set approx 8.30pm

Pre-purchasing tickets highly recommended. Door sales if available $20/$15

PLEASE NOTE: some seating has restricted viewing

Directions in Jazz: The Hard Bop Sessions
Featuring
: Duncan Haynes (p), Mark Lockett (d), Umar Zakaria (b), Mike Costeloe (t), Roger Manis (s)
Date: Thur 10 June 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 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