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Andy Sugg Group at Fairfield April 8th at 7:30 pm

Andy Sugg is a leading Australian saxophonist and band leader based in Melbourne. His musical influences are eclectic and he performs in a range of styles derived from jazz and other contemporary music.His music explores contemporary post-Trane improvisation in original compositions written for a small group setting.

While firmly grounded in its stylistic time and place,The Andy Sugg Group plays music that has left home.

It’s music in the moment, played by highly articulate musicians with something to say both as soloists and as members of a collective. The Group’s music embraces an eclectic range of compositional influences, which include contemporary jazz, funk, R&B and avantpop.

It’s Andy’s blowing band; a vehicle for extended improvisation in the best traditions of contemporary jazz. The Group’s current album, “Wednesdays at M’s”, was recorded in New York City in 2016 with a stellar cast of expat and home-grown New York musicians, including Sean Wayland (piano), Nate Wood (drums) and Matt Clohesy (bass).

Musicans for Andy’s New Zealand Tour and “Wednesday’s at M’s” NZ CD launch are:

Andy Sugg sax 
Brad Kang guitar 
Bradley Grainger bass 
Mark Lockett drums;

Andy Sugg is one of Australia’s most original post-Coltrane performers – http://andysugg.com/

Fairfield Ballroom Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm…Door Sales $15 adult, $10 students.

Stefan Nagler Trio at DeVille Cafe March 17th

Stefan Nagler (Germany) (organ & piano) returns to New Zealand and DeVille Cafe with a new collaboration project that includes local double bass player Bradley Grainger and Wellington drummer Hikurangi Schaverien Kaa.

Stefan has performed at various clubs and festivals throughout Europe including Germany, France, Luxemburg, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands and the UK. For the past three years, he performed with several national and international bands and musicians at various NZ festivals and club gigs up and down the country (Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival, Titirangi Music Festival, Christchurch Cavell Leitch Jazz and Blues Festival).

Bradley has performed with international acts such as New York based musicians Dan Bolton, Mark Lockett, Richard Thai as well as Canadian trumpet player Mike Field and in NZ jazz festivals in Christchurch, Martinborough, Nelson and Wellington.

Hikurangi’s numerous projects include jazz (Trio Reflections), salsa (C-26), samba (Alda Rezende’s Samba Society), orchestral and chamber music, klezmer (Oy Azoy), New Orleans swing (Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers), and big bands (Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra, Wellington Mingus Ensemble).

Entry is free.