Jazz mu­si­cians head­ing to Pataka

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By TALIA CARLISLE

The Welling­ton Jazz Fes­ti­val is no longer con­fined to con­cert venues in the city.

A team of mu­si­cians will be per­form­ing at Welling­ton Air­port, Pataka, Master­ton Town Hall, Te Takere in Levin, and Lower Hutt’s Dowse Theatre.

The Jazz on the Road tour will demon­strate the di­ver­sity of the 100 fes­ti­val events spring­ing up across the city from June 3.

Welling­ton City Coun­cil, the United States em­bassy, In­fin­ity Foun­da­tion, the Pol­ish em­bassy, and the New Zealand Com­mu­nity Trust are sup­port­ing the fes­ti­val.

The big names in­clude Nor­we­gian pi­anist Tord Gus­tavsen, French sax­o­phon­ist Ce­line Bonacina, and Dutch­man Reinier Baas and the More So­cially Rel­e­vant Jazz Mu­sic En­sem­ble.

Other high­lights of the fes­ti­val will in­clude the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, The Eggs, Welling­ton trom­bon­ist Rodger Fox, Nick Granville, Nigel Pat­ter­son, Reuben Bradley and Alda Rezende.

The Win­ter Warmer jazz mar­ket will en­ter­tain Cuba St pedes­tri­ans on June 6 from 5pm, with food stalls and the sounds of Welling­ton City Shake ‘ Em on Down­ers, Coco Favre & The Moon­light Magic, Le Pom­pier Rouge, and the New Zealand School of Mu­sic Band.

Jazz- in­spired movies will screen at Light House Cinema, and more than 30 bars and restau­rants will take part in the fes­ti­val.

Venues in­clude The South­ern Cross, Rogue and Vagabond, Hashigo Zake, The Lido, The Green Man, Ho­tel Bris­tol, Basque, Ha­vana, The Mat­ter­horn and Meow.

St Peter’s on Wil­lis will host a free con­cert se­ries plus its regular jazz ser­vice, as well as host­ing the Steve Barry Trio.

City Gallery Welling­ton will host a jazz-flavoured late night on June 4 from 5pm.

The New Zealand School of Mu­sic will also take part, host­ing jazz stu­dents for mas­ter classes, work­shops, and the Jazz Jazz Jazz Show­case.

Welling­ton Jazz Fes­ti­val artis­tic direc­tor She­lagh Ma­gadza has in­vited ev­ery­one to get on board the five-day mu­sic cel­e­bra­tion from June 3 to 7.

Photo: TALIA CARLISLE

Garam Jung, left, Bryn van Vliet, and Liam Prince en­ter­tain air­port fly­ers with jazz beats on a Fri­day evening.

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