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2018 Nelson Jazz Festival

The 27th Nelson Jazz Festival kicks off on Tuesday 2nd January and runs until Saturday 6th January.

You can hear some of New Zealand’s best musicians performing Swing, Bop, Cool, Dixie  and Gypsy in various cafes and bars around Nelson.

The main event will be the Founders Park concert on Friday 5th January. Along with five bands playing from 4pm- 9.30pm, we have a great selection of ethnic food carts – evening meal sorted. $10 gate fee (under 16 free).

Jennine  Bailey will be performing a tribute to Billie Holiday at The Boathouse on Thursday 4th. Tickets $20 – available at Beggs Music Store

We have late night jams at East Street Cafe from 9-12pm on Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Saturday 6th January. $5 door charge.

Programme detail will be uploaded as artists are confirmed.

For more information, please contact:
 
Paul Gilmour
Nelson Jazzfest Director 2018
mrpaulgilmour@gmail.com
021 1542997

Nathan Brown Trio Touring NZ Including a Nelson Stop

The Nathan Brown Trio will be touring NZ October 21st through November 1st.  They will stop in Nelson for a show at Fairfield House on October 29th from 7:30 – 10 pm ($20).  The following is a short bio:

About Nathan Brown and The Nathan Brown Trio “This Is The Moment” album:

Upright bassist and rising jazz star Nathan Brown is one of the most in demand bassist in New York City. As a side man he has performed with an array of world class musicians including Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Randy Brecker, Carl Allen, John Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Lewis Nash, and Paquito D’Rivera. He also performs regularly with New York based Australian and New Zealand musicians such as Mark Lockett, Matt Baker, Adrian Cunningham, JC Stylles, and Graeme Norris.

“This Is The Moment” is Nathan’s first attempt at crossing the bridge between side man and front man. For Nathan “This Is The Moment” to step in the spotlight and become recognized as a bandleader and composer in his own right.

For years Nathan’s New York trio (featuring Felix Lemerle on guitar and Peter Traunmuller on drums) have been performing a weekly residency at Cleopatra’s Needle (one of New York’s most widely recognized jazz clubs). Through these weekly shows, the trio’s style began to mature. Nathan is heavily influenced by legendry bassist Paul Chambers, Felix is influenced by the sound of guitarist Grant Green, and Peter is influenced by the drumming style of Philly Joe Jones. The questions inside of Nathan’s head while preparing to undertake this recording project was simple: what if these masters, Paul Chambers / Grant Green / Philly Joe Jones, were alive today? What if they played trio together? What songs influenced by todays music would they perform? With these questions in mind, Nathan set about writing and arranging the original music for the album and carefully selecting the cover songs.

Auckland and Rotorua Jazz Club October 2017 Newsletters

The latest newsletters from the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club and the Rotorua Jazz Club are available from the following links:

Auckland Jazz and Blues Club October 2017 Newsletter
Rotorua Jazz Club October 2017 Newsletter

September Jazz at The Boathouse

The Boathouse is presenting the following jazz events in September:

Fri 15th Sept – Nelson Youth Jazz Collective
Fri 29 Sept – The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

Additional details will be available at the following like closer to the event dates:

http://www.theboathousenelson.co.nz/gigs-and-events/

Auckland and Rotorua Jazz Club Newsletters

Attached are the June newsletters from the Auckland and Rotorua jazz clubs.

Auckland Jazz Club Newsletter June

Rotorua Jazz Club Newsletter June

2017 Noosa Jazz Party

The 2017 Noosa Jazz Party will be held over 10 days from August 25th – September 3rd.  The event is presented by the Noosa Heads Jazz Club and additional details are available in the flyer and website links.

Noosa Jazz Party 2017
Wonderful World of Jazz
www.noosajazzparty.com

Upcoming Jazz at The Boathouse

The Boathouse is presenting the following jazz events over the next few months:

Fri 26th May – Nelson Youth Jazz Collective
Fri 15th Sept – Nelson Youth Jazz Collective
Fri 29 Sept – The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

Additional details will be available at the following like closer to the event dates:

http://www.theboathousenelson.co.nz/gigs-and-events/

 

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.

NJC Big Band at the Boathouse March 10th

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band has teamed up with Seresin Estate Winery for a night of Wine and Jazz at The Boathouse this Friday, March 10th, at 8 pm.  The NJC Big Band is joined by local vocalist Dan Moon and entry is $10 at the door.

A free tasting of Seresin Estate wines is also provided from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

http://www.theboathousenelson.co.nz/gigs-and-events/

 

Jazz Club Minutes for February 12th, 2017

The following is a link to the minutes for the latest NJC meeting.

Minutes 12 February 2017 Web Site

Katrina Kalill Plays Six Concerts at The Suter Cafe

Katrina and Her Band of Men get a great review of their concert series at the newly revamped Suter Cafe.  The review and details of the show is available at the following links:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/lifestyle-entertainment/89515340/suter-cafes-katrina-kalill-holds-audience-in-the-palm-of-her-hand/

There are four concerts left including tonight (February 19th) from 8 pm – 10:30 pm.  Additional concerts will be held on February 23, 24, and 25.  $30 at the door or through eventbrite.co.nz (https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/katrina-and-her-band-of-men-tickets-31310890717/).