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: Hank Mobley
House Band:
Duncan Haynes (P), Phoebe Johnson (B), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 01 Aug 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 Patitucci
House Band:
Ben Stewart (P), Umar Zakaria (B), Luther Hunt (D)
Date and time:
Sunday, 25 Jul 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue:
The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

The Stinging Nettles

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

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: George Benson
House Band: Alexander Boulton (g), Seth Boy (b), John Rae (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 18 July 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Koha

Andy Sugg Group – CANCELLED

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

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: Shirley Horn
House Band: Ayrton Foote (p), Patrick Bleakley (b), John Rae (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 11 Jul 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Daniel Hayles Trio

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

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: 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

Sunday Sessions at the Cross

Unfortunately due to Wellington being at alert level 2 the WJC Sunday Sessions are unable to invite musicians to join 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: Larry Young
House Band: Christopher Yeabsley (O), Daniel Yeabsley (S), Mark Lockett (D)
Date and time: Sunday, 27 June 2021, 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Unground Sound

Soul-jazz and boogaloo beat with Wellington staples Chris Yeabsley (organ), Cory Champion (drumset), and Whanganui rising star, James “Guitar” Paul (guitar).

Tickets available on Eventfinda.co.nz