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Nelson Big Band at the Boathouse 22 June 2012

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band will be at the Boathouse on Friday 22nd June.  Here is a chance to celebrate the winter solstice in a dramatic waterfront venue with good food and great music.

Mint with Guest Miriam Alice at Bar Berlin Wednesday 13 June 2012

MINT will be at Bar Berlin this week with Miriam Alice putting in a guest spot on vocals.  If you missed them recently at the Boathouse, it is likely that Miriam will be returning to Wellington soon so this is one to not miss.

The show starts at 7:30 and remember, meals are also available while you enjoy the great jazz.

Updated Wednesday Night Jazz Club Roster for Bar Berlin Through November 6th

The following is the updated schedule for Wednesday nights at Bar Berlin through September 4th, 2013:

Mar 6  BT Groove

Apr 3   Jasper

May 1  Panama Boys

June 5 Gabor Trio

July 3  Jada

Aug 7  Daisuke

Sept 4 No Gig

Oct 2   Bourbon Street Beat

Nov 6  Free Wheelin’


Historical Schedule

May 23 Katrina and the Heartbeats
May 30 Jasper
June 6 Nightcaps
June 13 MINT
June 20 Club Jam Evening
June 27 Free Wheelin’
Jul 4 BT Groove
Jul 11 Katrina and the Heartbeats
Jul 18 Club Jam Evening
Jul 25 Jasper
Aug 1 Free Wheelin’
Aug 8 Jada
Aug 15 Jam Night
Aug 22 Nightcap
Aug 29 Out on Bail
Sept 5 MINT
Sept 12 BT Groove
Sept 19 Jam Night
Sept 26 Katrina and the Heartbeats
Oct 3 Jasper
Oct 10 Gabor Trio
Oct 17 Club Jam Night
Oct 24 Jada
Oct 31 Nightcap
Nov 7 Out On Bail
Nov 14 Mint
Nov 21 Club Jam
Nov 28 BT Groove
Dec 5 Katrina and the Heartbeats

Katrina & the Heartbeats at Bar Berlin Wednesday 23 May 2012

Hello Jazz lovers,

Katrina & the Heartbeats will be at Bar Berlin this week from 7:30pm.

Hope to see you there.

First Nelson Jazz Club Jazz Jam at Bar Berlin

The first Nelson Jazz Club Jazz Jam night at Bar Berlin was good fun with a number of soloists turning up to add to the solid foundation provided by the rhythm section put together by Barry Korcheski, Trevor Hunter and Tony Bowater.

Jada front liners, Dave Jack (clarinet) and Dave Powdrell (trumpet and vocals) stepped up first and were joined by new committee member, Iain Clark (tenor sax) for a few numbers.  Then, after a break, the ever-enthusiastic Andrew Leachman stepped up on baritone and Rupert Winter took over the drum kit.  It was great to have Rupert back at a club gig and judging by the smile on his face, he had a good time, too. Meanwhile, Chris Harris, who has recently arrived in town, drove home and got his trumpet and treated us to some magnificent solos complete with clever and amusing use of the mute.

I know it was a cold night and many of you clearly chose to stay in by the fire, but those of you who did missed another good one in the lovely ambience of Bar Berlin.

Later in the evening, Steve Hainstock arrived and treated the musicians and audience by sitting in with his double bass adding to the great night with a terrific solo in the Yardbird Suite.  All in all a great night that Nelson will be sorry they missed! Make sure you get to next week eh!

Thanks to all the musicians who made it a worthwhile and enjoyable event.

Review comments and photos submitted by Mike Murphy, Deb Knapp and Tony Bowater

Jazz Jam Night at Bar Berlin – Wednesday 16 May 2012

Hi Jazz Club Jammers,

As you will have noted, this Wednesday evening, 16 May, is Jazz Jam night at Bar Berlin from 7:30pm.  The rhythm section is sorted (although not closed to sit-in participants) and all soloists and singers are invited to come along and enjoy a real jazz club evening.  Bring your charts, instruments and voices and join in what is sure to be a fun evening.

We look forward to seeing you there.