25-29 OCTOBER 2023 · Don’t Miss a Beat

The WJC pop-up Jazz Club will be downstairs at 216 Cuba Street. WE have put together a program of 9 top quality gigs. Tickets available now on Eventfinda.co.nz

WJC supports Live @ 5 at the Table Top Eatery (1 Upland Road, Kelburn), 5.15pm to 7.15pm every Wednesday.

WJC are pleased to announce that the headliner series will now be at Moon Bar, Newtown.

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We are fortunate to have the support from Rattle Records who provide WJC with CDs from their Jazz collection.

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Sunday 2 April will be the last WJC Sunday Sessions. We sincerely thank all our WJC members and regular audience members for your support over the years. Also, a big shout out to all the cats who came down and gave us your lovely energy and good vibes and played your socks off whether it be in the house band or sitting in.

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: Bill Evans
14 November 2021, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
House Band:
Ayrton Foote (P), Scott Maynard (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Library Bar, Courtney Place, Te Aro

Striking Moments

“…that’s my way of preparation – to not be prepared. And that takes a lot of preparation!” – Lee Konitz

What does it mean to prepare to be unprepared? Lee Konitz’s deft paradox represents a challenge to the improviser: how can one practice and prepare for improvising, while simultaneously aspiring to spontaneity, newness and the unexpected in its performance?

Drawing on his recently completed Masters research, Jake Baxendale explores this idea through original compositions, jazz standards and free improvisation,  with a brand new ensemble in this one-off performance for the Wellington Jazz Cooperative!

Jake Baxendale – Stricking Moment
Featuring: Jack Harré – trumpet, Phoebe Johnson – bass, Rick Cranson – drums and Jake Baxendale – reeds
Date: Thur 11 November 2021, 7.30pm
Venue: Lovebite, 2 Forresters Lane
Price: Tickets available on Eventfinda.co.nz

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