Dan Beban (guitar), Tom Callwood (bass), & Anthony Donaldson (drums) plan to play their idea of jazz, drawing from the colourful art of improvised composition. They have been playing in most of the seminal bands in Wellington for the last 20 years. Their experience though, really goes back to the beginning of time.
Date: Thur 22 July 2021, 7.30pm Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda.co.nz
Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s performance has been cancelled.
This July Andy Sugg returns for his third tour of New Zealand. Andy’s musical connection with New Zealand has grown strong in recent years with his last tour featuring his Australasian project three tenor sax band, TTTenor (lookout for a possible TTTenor tour in September).
For this concert the group will play originals from the last three of these albums, all recorded in New York City. Making the WJC gig even more special, Andy gets to play this music with New Zealand’s best jazz musicians. His stellar group features Duncan Haynes on piano, Umar Zakaria on bass and Mark Lockett on drums. The music is contemporary acoustic fusion at its best.
“Brilliant, sparkling, strongly surging… Sugg is a high order musician.” Sydney Morning Herald
Andy Sugg Group Featuring: Andy Sugg (p), Duncan Haynes (p), Umar Zakaria (b), Mark Lockett d) Date: Thur 15 July 2021, 7.30pm Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda.co.nz
Having arranged music for the Roger Fox New Zealand Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington and the infamous Crown Law concerts at St Andrews, Daniel Hayles is surely one of Wellingtons most sort after musician/arrangers.
Playing a range of styles from stomping New Orleans rhythm and blues with Gold Nugget Pawn Shop, raging party times with the unstoppable Richter City Rebels, ripping organ hits with JB3, the occasional piano chair with Orchestra Wellington, to international touring with the likes of Lord Echo, Louis Baker and Hollie Smith.
Daniel Hayles Trio Featuring: Daniel Hayles (piano) will be Johnny Lawrence (bass) and Cory Champion (drums) Date: Thur 08 July 2021, 7.30pm Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda.co.nz
Each week the session features compositions by a great jazz artist. The house band open with a couple of tunes and then musicians are invited up to join in.
Featured composer: Horace Silver. House Band: Daniel Hayles (p), Phoebe Johnson (b), Mark Lockett (d) Date and time: Sunday, 04 Jul 2021, 2.30-4.30pm Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro