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Nelson Jazz Club Social Night

The final social night of the year for the Nelson Jazz Club will be Thursday, 29 November at the Honest Lawyer.

The NCMA Youth Jazz Orchestra will play followed by Johnny Morris, Neville Claughton, Warren Mclew, and Ivan Outram who will lead a Jam session. A very light supper will be served. Also hear details of the 2019 Jazz Festival 2nd to the 5th January.

Come and join the end of year festivities.

2019 Nelson Jazz Festival

The 2019 Nelson Jazz Festival site is live but still under development.  The details of the schedule and bands will be updated soon.  Click on the festival banner above to go to the festival home page.

Nelson Jazz Quartet at The Playhouse Cafe Sunday, July 1st

The Nelson Jazz Quartet will be performing at The Playhouse Cafe and theatre restaurant, Mapua on Sunday, the 1st of July from 2pm.  This is the last lunch at the cafe for the Winter season – entry is $10.

Always a treat, the NJQ includes:

Gabor Tolnay – Piano
Simon Williams – Saxophone
Chris Cowles – Bass
Gabor Irmalos – Drums

Nelson Jazz Club 2018 Annual General Meeting

The Nelson Jazz Club AGM will be held on Monday 25th June – 7pm in the Banquet Room at the Honest Lawyer.

Some of you may have heard the tentative date set for 11th June. This has had to be changed, apologies for any inconvenience.

Agenda items will include…

  • 2017-18 General Report.
  • 2017-18 Financial Report.
  • Election of officers for 2018-19.
  • Life Member Presentation.
  • 2019 Jazz Festival update.
  • Suggestions of changes to make NJC more relevant in 2018 and beyond.
  • Membership – how to best manage and update records.
  • Communication to members – web site/Facebook/email?
  • General Business.

Ian Nicholas – Treasurer NJC

Club Waimea Jazz Sessions

The Sunday fortnightly jazz sessions at Club Waimea are on again this year. The venue is 345 Queen Street, Richmond and it runs from 3 – 5 pm so come on out and support your local jazz bands.

Upcoming shows include:

27th May “The Swing Collective”
Johnny Morris–Keys/Vocals
Iain Clark–Sax
Chris Cowles–Bass
Robin Smith–Guitar
Warren McLew–Drums

10th June “Out on Bail”
Simon Williams–Sax
Chris Cowles–Bass
Gabor Tolnay –Keys
Tony Bowater–Drums
George Rutlidge–Vocals

24th June “Bourbon Street”

8th July “Jazz Mates”
Johnny Morris–Keys/Vocals
Iain Clark–Sax
Jak Karatiana–Bass
Warren McLew–Drums

Founders Jazz on the Green Series

The annual Founders Jazz on the Green series starts today with all shows from 1:30 – 4 pm except for the hospice fundraiser on January 14th when it is scheduled from 10:30 – 1:30.  The schedule is as follows:

Jan 7th – Raf and Baz
Jan 14th – T-Bone Kate and the Sizzlers (Hospice Fundraiser)
Jan 21st – Bourbon Street Beat
Jan 28th – no band due to the Evolve Festival
Feb 4th – Jazz Mates
Feb 11th – Freewheelin’
Feb 18th – Jazz Club Social
Feb 25th – Just Friends
Mar 4th – Hammond Eggs
Mar 11th – T-Bone Kate and the Sizzlers
Mar 18th – Nelson Jazz Club Big Band/Youth Collective

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