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Big Band Gig at Golden Bear Brewing Company

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band will be playing at the Golden Bear Brewing Company in Mapua on 27th November 2011.  The venue is well known for its hand crafted beers, Mexican food and great ambience.

The gig starts at 3:00pm.  No cover charge.  See you there….

Golden Bear Brewing Company

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

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The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band – styled after the great bands of the Forties and Fifties – is a traditional stage band that plays syncopated written arrangements with improvised interludes. Most people will be familiar with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, but Big Bands have been popular since the dawn of jazz and show no sign of losing their appeal, with new arrangements of contemporary music appearing all the time.

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band has been in existence for more than twenty years, and has played at every Nelson Jazz Festival since its inception as well as playing regular gigs in the region.

The band is rehearsed by Mick Dowrick and includes some of the best Jazz players and vocalists currently in Nelson. The combination of talent with many years of musical experience creates a great sound that brings the dance floor alive.

If you are looking to add some great dance music to your event, contact

Dave North

dnassoc@hotmail.com


Nelson Jazz Club Big Band at the Boathouse

?Come and dance the night away with the NJC Big Band. Live at the boathouse.

FRIDAY MARCH 11 from 7pm.

Cafe will be open from 5pm.

$5 cover charge on the door

Children Free

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

Our own Big Band experience with a repertoire focused around the great music written especially for a large ensemble.

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band is the latest incarnation of a group of jazz enthusiasts who wanted to pursue their musical interests in a large ensemble setting; a traditional stage band playing syncopated written arrangements usually containing improvised interludes. Most people will be familiar with this style through listening to the works of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glen Miller and other famous bandleaders.

The band during its history has itself performed on national television, at many local dances and concerts and at nearly every Nelson Jazz Festival since its inception. The mixture of youthful enthusiasm and polished experience amongst its members ensure that it continues to receive plaudits from its audience.\ Read More…

Big Band Gig

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band performing at The Playhouse Cafe & Theatre
The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band – performing at The Playhouse May 30th 2008. “There was a full house and we had to play two encores before an appreciative audience let us off the stage”, says Band Leader, Mike Delceg.

Big Band 1959


This is the elusive pic from 1959 Robbie Bruce, Noel Evans, Dave [Bruno]
Lawrence, Dave Thompson, BRS. VIC “A” social on the Terrace, 1959. Submitted by Brian Smythe.