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: Charlie Parker
House Band:
Alistair Campbell (G), Ollie Bomann (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Louisa Williamson Quartet

Saxophonist Louisa Williamson presents a concert of original compositions with a stellar line up of some of Wellington’s finest. 

Louisa is driven to compose music that is meaningful and reflective of the world around her, embracing a selfless attitude towards composing and performing. Creating music with strong intentions and purpose is at the forefront of Louisa’s mind as a musician. Louisa hopes to release her debut album this year, featuring some of the music presented at this concert.

Louisa Williamson Quartet
Featuring
: Louisa Williamson – Saxophone, Daniel Hayles – Piano, Johnny Lawrence – Bass, Cory Champion – Drums
Date: Thur 13 May 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: Milt Jackson
House Band:
Alex Boulton )G), Daniel Yeabsley (b), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time:
Sunday, 09 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

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: John Coltrane
House Band:
Gus Reece (G), Umar Zakaria (B) Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 02 May 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

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