Serendipitous Sunday serenade in store
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.