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.