Serendip­i­tous Sun­day ser­e­nade in store

The Tribune (NZ) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

An af­ter­noon of of swing, Latin, bal­lads, be­bop, jazz-blues stan­dards plus a bit of im­pro­vi­sa­tion, is in store for pa­trons of the Globe Sun­day Mati­nee this week.

Five well-known Manawatu mu­si­cians gather for a mu­si­cal af­ter­noon with a dif­fer­ence to per­form works by An­to­nio Car­los Jo­bim, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Carl Sig­ford and Bob Rus­sel, and Cy Cole­man and Carolyn Leigh among oth­ers. Th­ese com­posers wrote mu­sic and songs that be­came ma­jor hits and sig­na­tures for a range of artists.

The num­bers in­clude Jo­bim’s Grammy Hall of Fame bossa nova De­sa­fi­nado, a Por­tuguese word mean­ing ‘out of tune’ or ‘off key’. An­other Grammy Hall of Fame song is Na­ture Boy. There’s the 1930 clas­sic Body and Soul, and This Can’t be Love from the 1938 mu­si­cal The Boys from Syra­cuse.

Sun­day’s per­form­ing quin­tet are Chris Dann and his New Zealand School of Mu­sic grad­u­ate son Matthew - named most out­stand­ing drum­mer and most out­stand­ing young mu­si­cian at the Manawatu Jazz Fes­ti­val; folk and jazz vo­cal­ist Sue Pug­mire; NZSM grad Matiu Whiting, and multi in­stru­men­tal­ist Stephanie McKen­zie.

Ad­mis­sion to Sun­day’s 2.30pm mati­nee at the Globe is by koha.

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