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Sep
10
Tue
2019
DOUBLE STANDARDS @ Auckland Jazz and Blues Club
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
DOUBLE STANDARDS @ Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

DOUBLE STANDARDS

With the Great Songbook Experience Trio

We promise you a great night of songs you know and remember featuring Clare Martin and John McGill

John McGill hails from Scotland and since arriving in New Zealand in the 90s he has become a highly regarded and experienced vocalist and front man for a number of big bands in the Auckland region, as well as performing with a variety of combos. He recently thrilled an audience of all ages at the Mahurangi Regatta with a repertoire which draws of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Perry Como and Tony Bennett, to name a few, and his relaxed unassuming style, sharp wit and Las Vegas style delivery will trigger lots of memories.

Clare Martin is an ex-opera singer (NZ and UK) who re-found her mojo in jazz and blues. She studies jazz singing with Julie Mason, regularly performs Ben Fernandez and sings with Imperfect Offering a Leonard Cohen tribute band and with various jazz groups. Clare is a singing teacher and coach, events organiser, and a music reviewer and radio DJ with the Radio13 Music Collective and will be singing some favourite jazz numbers.

The Trio features Ben Fernandez, Stuart Johnstone and Trevor Thwaites

Door Charge:
Members and Students with ID $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Spirograph Studies @ Anthology
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spirograph Studies @ Anthology

This Melbourne-based collaborative group features Sam Keevers (piano), Fran Swinn (guitar) & James McLean (drums). This strong collection of music-makers each bring their unique voice to the stage as part a united front led by bassist Tamara Murphy.

Sep
12
Thu
2019
Spirograph Studies @ Wellington Jazz Coopeative
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spirograph Studies @ Wellington Jazz Coopeative

Featuring: Fran Swinn (g), James McLean (d), Sam Keevers (p), Tamara Murphy (b)
Date and time: 12 September, 8pm
Tickets: General $20, WJC members and Students with ID $15

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Vintage Blue @ Ara Music Auditorium
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vintage Blue @ Ara Music Auditorium

Vintage Blue is a guitar and vocal duo comprising of Jenny & Rob Payne who have been performing together for over 15 years.
They met while studying Jazz and their passion for performing music blossomed from there.
Vintage Blue’s sound is unique, with Tui award winning Jenny’s sultry yet at times ethereal voice, matched with Rob’s outstanding guitar chops.
They pour love and soul into their music, a fusion of mellow jazz grooves, their unique spin on pop music and a few originals thrown in for good measure.
They have extensive experience, performing at countless weddings, private functions and corporate events. They also perform regularly on the local music scene, playing at many venues throughout Christchurch.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Prima Swing Riot @ Auckland Jazz and Blues Club
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 10:00 am
Prima Swing Riot @ Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Prima Swing Riot is a 7-piece swing band performing A Tribute to Louis Prima plus Swing Music and covers of popular hits

Lead by Pete McGregor this band includes some of New Zealand’s best-known and finest musicians and stars Adrian Keeling (Shortland Street) and Jane Horder on vocals.

Featuring a special tribute to Louis Prima and Keely Smith plus modern Neo Swing Bands like Cherry Poppin Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Brian Setzer Orchestra plus some of the great older swing music from The Andrew Sisters, Sinatra, Louis Jordan.

This is a rare opportunity to see and hear this great fun party band and it will be a night not to be missed!

Door Charge:
Members and Students with ID $5.00
Non Members: $15.00

Sep
27
Fri
2019
TOUCHWOOD @ Ara Music Auditorium
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOUCHWOOD @ Ara Music Auditorium

TOUCHWOOD JAZZ & BLUES From the Duke to Johnny Cash, the Beatles to Gershwin, Michael Buble, Ray Charles, Joe Jackson, Fats Waller, Willie Nelson and Satchamo.We play Jazz & Blues,
Swing and Ragtime, Country and Rock n’ Roll.
On Stage we have the Fantastic, ALLAN HAWES, SAX, FLUTE & CLARINET, BERT PARRANT, GUITAR and VOCALS, GREG KNOWLES, TRUMPET & VOCALS DAVE PITT, ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC BASS KEITH WALKER, DRUMS and VOCALS.

TOUCHWOOD, CONTACT, BERT PARRANT, 027 3548155.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Kamasi Washington @ Anthology
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Kamasi Washington @ Anthology

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisation music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before.

His mass appeal continues to grow drawing vibrant, multi-ethnic and multi-generational crowds with tour stops at the world’s most prominent festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Bonnaroo and Primavera while also releasing his latest offering in 2018, Heaven and Earth. Since his last visit to New Zealand in early 2018, Washington will be bringing his epic brand of jazz to Kiwi audiences off the back of a huge northern hemisphere run alongside legend Herbie Hancock.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
JAZZAMATAZZ @ Ara Music Auditorium
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JAZZAMATAZZ @ Ara Music Auditorium

JAZZAMATAZZ CHOIR. Jazzamatazz is a group of jazz lovers who get together fortnightly to rehearse a variety of songs under the dynamic and energetic direction of Mary Ruston.
The choir is made up of professional singers and enthusiastic amateurs and is accompanied by an instrumental trio.
This choir originated as a 1997 initiative of the CPIT Jazz School and Wayne Senior with many of the current members founding members of this renowned Voiceworks Jazz Choir which ceased performing a couple of years ago.
We have a passion for singing jazz, and have a varied repertoire of jazz standards, ballads, Latin music, plus solo performances and fun for your entertainment.