Ollie Bomann Quartet

The Ollie Bomann Quartet was founded as a means to bridge the musical gap between the contemporary Jazz scenes of New York and Wellington. Ollie has lived and worked as a professional musician in New York and aims to bring the performance aesthetics and practices to a Wellington audience. This new quartet of his will be presenting original compositions by all members of the band as well as music written by some of the band’s favourite post-bop artists: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, etc.

Ollie Bomann Quartet
Featuring
: Ollie Bomann (b), James Guilford-Smith (t), Leonardo Coghini (p), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (d)
Date: Thur 29 Apr 2021, 7.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane
Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda, Door sales: General $20, WJC members $15, and Students with ID $10

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

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: Oscar Peterson
House Band: Leonardo Coghini (p), Seth Boy (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 18 Apr 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

The Woods

The Woods’ are a quartet from Wellington, NZ, playing original instrumental music. Their influences are broad, taking in jazz artists like Pharoah Sanders and Henry Threadgill, the blues of John Lee Hooker, Zimbabwe highlife, Peruvian mountain music, Ethio Jazz etc. Members of ‘The Woods’ have featured in a number of Wellington bands including The Noveltones, Mean Bones, Kita, Little Bushman, The Phoenix Foundation

Their debut EP ‘Manyana’ and follow up EP ‘Magic Ocean Tree’ are both available on bandcamp: https://thewoods4.bandcamp.com/

“A burst of big healthy vibes. A high-intensity chill-out. It’s laid back and cool, but always solid in its groove. I love the range, from sultry blues to pagan ritual, with pretty much everything in between. It’s like latter-day troubadours have come to town. These are great earthy, singable tunes, and everyone of them with a unique twist.  The writing and playing are constantly inspired. This is an awesome dose of positively-energised music.” 

– John Psathas, Composer (Athens Olympic ceremonies) 

The Woods
Featuring
: Blair Latham (Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Guitar), Joe Callwood (Guitar), Tom Callwood (Bass), Rick Cranson (Drums) 
Date: Thur 15 Apr 2021, 7.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane
Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda, Door sales: General $20, WJC members $15, and Students with ID $10

Sunday Sessions at The Cross

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: Cole Porter
House Band: Ayrton Foote (P), Daniel Yeabsley (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time: Sunday, 11 Apr 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Adrienne McKay Trio

Born in New Zealand into a musical family, Adrienne acquired her first organ in 2003 when she imported a Hammond C3 from Canada. She taught herself to play by copying recordings by Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove Holmes and Jack McDuff. In 2008,after performing clubs and festivals throughout New Zealand and Australia, Adrienne moved to the USA sharing the stage with Joey Defrancesco, Ronnie Cuber, Bruce Forman, Victor Jones, Tony Monaco, Sherrie Maricle and headlined jazz clubs including Cliff Bells (Detroit), The Blue Wisp (Cincinnati, OH), Jazz Central (Dayton, Oh) and Night Town (Cleveland, OH).  Now based in New York City performing in clubs such as Minton’s, The Garage, Smoke, Showman’s, Red Rooster, and BB Kings.

Adrienne McKay Trio
Featuring
: Adrienne McKay (o), Mark Lockett (d) and Callum Allardice (g). 
Date: Thur 1 Apr 2021, 7.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane
Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda, Door sales: General $20, WJC members $15, and Students with ID $10