The WJC Roger Sellers Emerging Artist Series was established to remember and pay tribute to much loved and respected drummer, educator, and mentor Roger Sellers. Dedicating his life to the art form of jazz, he was a consulate and prolific jazz musician who performed with countless international and local groups. Roger nurtured and mentored thousands of students during his time at the Wellington Polytechnic Jazz Conservatory (which later became the New Zealand School of Music), helping them on their musical journey and making a difference too so many lives. For this concert, we feature two outstanding students from NZSM, Abe Baillie and Olive Blyth.
Abe Baillie, joined by musical accomplices Aidan McCulloch (ts), Rory Johns (p), and Alex Cooper (b) will hoon some of Abe’s tunes written for his band cacophonous nectar – inspired by hectic modern jazz.
Recently formed, The M.O.D. Trio experiments with a mix of jazz styles, fusing them into their own grooves and compositions. The band features keyboardist Olive Blyth, bassist Davin Ojala, and drummer Max Sheehan. They can’t wait to see you on the 22nd.
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