Ever since his return from the studies at the University of North Texas, jazz guitarist Brad Kang has been a sought-after contributor to the New Zealand jazz scene. Kang was a member of the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band. Their album ‘Lab 2015’, which Kang involved as a composer and player, received a Grammy nomination for one of the tracks ‘Neil’. He is currently a part of the faculty at The Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch.
His return to WJC will feature a new collection of compositions, consisting of tunes written since his arrival in NZ, some of which were featured in the performance of his EP release show for ‘Farewell For Now”, which received the Best of Fest People’s Choice Award at the Wellington Jazz Festival in 2017.
Brad Kang Quintet
Featuring: Brad Kang (g), Umar Zakaria (b), Tyaan Singh (s), Leonardo Coghini (p), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (d)
Date: Thur 25 October, 8pm
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Price: General $15, WJC members and Students with ID $8