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MINT at the Vic – Tuesday 6 March 2012

MINT is a band made up of tutors from the NMIT Contemporary Music programme: Craig Agnew ( guitar), Doug Stenhouse ( Drums) and Liam Ryan (keyboards) with Bassist Fraser Campbell. The band has been work-shopping material for the past year and this  the upcoming Jazz Club gig is only their second public outing. The instrumental quartet’s repertoire is all jazz and includes standards ( Miles, Coltrane) as well as originals.


Start time: 8:00pm

Updated Tuesday Night Jazz Club Vic Roster to April 3

Feb 21   Breezin’

Feb 28   Nightcaps

Mar 6    Mint

Mar 13  BT Groove

Mar 20   Jasper

Mar 27   Breezin’

Apr 3      Free Wheelin’

Freewheelin’at the Vic – Tuesday 14 February 2012



Proudly presents

Playing live

At The Vic Macs Brew Bar Nelson City.

Tuesday 14th February. 8 – 10.30pm.


Rachel Fallows on Vocals.

A Cabaret style evening of entertainment.


Big Band Jazz at Ruby Bay – Sunday 26 February


The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band will be playing at the Ruby Bay
Community fundraising event on Sunday February 26. This is a
community fun event to raise funds for the renovation of the
local the same time endevouring to achieve
"strengthening our community" principles.

The band will be playing from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

See you all there ...

Bass and Guitar Player wanted for established Jazz band

Jada Jazz is looking for a bass player and a guitar player to join their successful local band.   The band currently features clarinet, trumpet, piano and drums and plays traditional standards and blues, and some dixie.

The band plays regularly around Nelson – it is on the Jazz club roster playing on a Tuesday evening at the Vic every couple of months, and plays at the Boathouse and other venues.

If you are interested, please contact Dave Powdrell  548 4731,

Big Band Jazz at Motueka – February 6 2012

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band will be performing at Motueka on Monday February 6 – Waitangi Day.

The Band will be playing from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Hotel Motueka, 77 High Street, after the conclusion of the Motueka River Raft Race – where homemade rafts will be negotiating 7 kilometers of the Motueka River, from the Alexandra Bluff Bridge to Motueka Bridge.

As well as the band, there will be refreshments and childrens entertainments.

See you there…

Tuesday Night Jazz Club Vic Roster to April 10

Jan  31   Katrina and the Heartbeats
Feb 7     Jasper (Trudi Wilson’s new group)
Feb 14   Free Wheelin’
Feb 21   Breezin’
Feb 28   Nightcaps (Andrew Leachman’s new group)
Mar 6    MINT (Liam Ryan’s new group)
Mar 13  BT Groove (Barry Korcheski’s new group)
Mar 20  Katrina and the Heartbeats
Mar 27  Brandy Creek
Apr 3     Breezin’
Apr 10   Free Wheelin’
Starting time is 8 p.m.

Katrina Kallil at the Vic – 13 December 2011

Hello Nelson Jazz Club members,  Tonight’s line-up of musicians backing Katrian Kallil are:  Barry Korcheski (keys); Steve Hainstock (double bass); Simon Terrill (drums) and Andrew Leachman (sax).  See ya there 8pm start…!!!

Freewheelin’ at the Vic Mac, Tuesday 8 November, 8:00pm


Featuring the sultry blue’s vocals of


Live at the Vic Mac’s Brewbar Nelson

Tuesday 8th November…… 8 – 10.30pm.

Karina and the Heartbeats, Tuesday October 18, 8:00pm


The Nelson Jazz Club proudly presents…

Katrina and the Heartbeats

   !!! A passionate mix of Rhythm, Blues and Jazz !!!

Tuesday night’s lineup of great local musicians backing Katrina includes…

Barry Korcheski on keyboards and hammond organ

Steve Hainstock on double bass

Dean Strayker on guitar

Adrian Kingsford on Drums

Venue…The Vic Mac’s Brew Bar, 281 Trafalgar Street,

Date…Tuesday, October, 18th

Time…8:00 pm start

Improv evening at the Vic Rose, Tuesday 11 October

The Improvisation Evening event at The Vic on 11 October was a great success with a full schedule of participants.  In fact, Dave North, who organised and compered the evening, had to ask the later participants to shorten their sets in order to finish on time.

The support musicians consisted of Chris Baillie (flugelhorn/trumpet), Simon Williams (saxes/clarinet), Tim Parker (saxes), Gabor Tolnay (keyboard), Chris Cowles (bass) and Simon Terrill (drums).  Their familiarity with one another in various regular band combinations surely contributed to the sympathetic and professional way in which they supported the other participants to provide an entertaining and enjoyable evening.

Dave North launched proceedings himself with a rendition of ‘All Of Me’ on sax and was followed by Jimu Grimmett, also on sax, and Sandro Lionello on drums, with, among other songs, a lovely rendition of ‘When Sunny Gets Blue’.  David Jack then took the lead on clarinet with numbers including ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’.

One of the stars of the Motueka High School Big Band that won our High School Bands Competition, Duncan Phillips, then stood up with his tenor sax and performed ‘Cold Duck Time’, ‘Autumn Leaves’ and ‘Red Clay’ with great style.  Deb Fish bravely left the keyboards to Gabor and sang ‘Moondance’ and ‘Summer Samba’, and then Sandro Lionello returned to the drums for ‘So What’ and ‘Green Dolphin Street’.

Fleur Jackson then took us on a radical and refreshing departure with jazz violin, an instrument that has not featured in club gigs for many years.  Simon Williams joined her on clarinet for a couple of songs in a manner that suggested they had done this before, launching with a delightful version of ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’.  The support band, being largely made up of the members of ‘Out On Bail’, then went to close the evening with their usual funky version of ‘That’s All’ but the audience demanded an encore before letting them pack up somewhat later than the scheduled time.

The success of the event in terms of variety, quality and audience enjoyment guarantees that it is likely to become a regular fixture on our gig roster.

Mike Murphy