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NJC Big Band to Play at Omaka Over Easter Weekend

After another couple of very enjoyable gigs at the 2013 nelson jazz festival, the big band has again been asked to play at the classic fighters airshow at Omaka over Easter weekend (www.classicfighters.co.nz).  This is a world class airshow and as well as aeroplanes and music there will be many other displays going on.  The theme for this years airshow is “the Yanks are coming” so the band has been busy rehearsing classic hits by Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and others to help recreate that 1940s feeling.

The band will be playing a two hour set each day on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm.  Look forward to seeing you all there.

The band will also be playing at the Christchurch big band festival on labour day weekend in October, and are hoping to play some other gigs in Nelson over the next few months.  Watch this space for more details…