Wanganui Midweek - - FRONT PAGE - By KEN CHERNOFF Pres­i­dent, Whanganui Jazz Club

Jazz en­thu­si­asts will have an­other op­por­tu­nity to hear Aus­tralian singer/song­writer/pi­anist Dan Bolton when the Jazz Club brings him back to the RSA this Sun­day.

We en­joyed his per­for­mance last year and Dan, back on tour in New Zealand, has been hard at work.

“I’ve just recorded a new al­bum in Mel­bourne so this gig is part of my al­bum re­lease,” says Dan. “I per­formed some of the songs last year at my show in Whanganui but I hadn’t recorded those songs back then. This will be a chance for peo­ple to hear the new ar­range­ments as they’ve been recorded on the new al­bum.”

Kiwi Mark Lock­ett, now re­turned after the best part of 20 years in New York and Mel­bourne, is on drums. The re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two mu­si­cians be­gan in New York City. Join­ing on sax­o­phone is the ver­sa­tile Os­car Laven. Os­car played bril­liantly with the gypsy jazz Black Spi­der Stomp last year, and it will be great to hear his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Dan’s mu­sic. On up­right bass will be Dan Ye­ab­s­ley, an­other fine mu­si­cian on the Wellington scene.

Bolton is can­did when de­scrib­ing his feel­ings for Whanganui: “Since mov­ing back to Aus­tralia from New York City at the end of 2016, I’ve con­tin­ued to de­velop my song­writ­ing and have found au­di­ences in Aus­tralia and New Zealand very re­cep­tive to my mu­sic and the sto­ries that go with them. It’s al­ways spe­cial for me to re­turn to a place where I’ve been so well re­ceived in the past and Whanganui is right at the top of the list.”

Sun­day, May 6 at the RSA. Doors open at 5.30pm for meals with the mu­sic start­ing at 6.30. Mem­bers $10, and non-mem­bers $20.


Jazzman Dan Bolton re­turns to Whanganui.

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