Top jazz band plays Whanganui
Band picks concert here
International Jazz Day (IJD) is celebrated throughout the world every year on April 30 to highlight jazz music’s contributions to education, inter-cultural dialogue and international co-operation.
In 2018, Whanganui held the only registered celebration in this country of the UNESCO-sponsored event. There are many networks musicians from every corner of the globe can access, and New Zealand’s participation in International Jazz Day was visible on Facebook, the IJD official website and other related sites.
When Canadian super group Shuffle Demons saw that New Zealand was organising an event for IJD, they contacted Whanganui’s jazz club to see if they could bring their original jazz funk music to Whanganui.
When scheduling their current Australasian tour, the Shuffle Demons saw that there was a gap between festival performances in Nelson and a week later in Hawkes Bay.
That seemed like the perfect opportunity for them to bring their show to Whanganui, they said.
The jazz club contacted Lucky Bar and all three parties agreed on Thursday, October 18.
The club says Lucky Bar and Kitchen is proving to be a wonderful venue for jazz music, with a relaxed, comfortable, aesthetic and spacious environment.
Add to that good food and warm hospitality, and they have a great setting for musicians and listeners.
The club says there is too much to say about the band which has been touring the world for the past 30 years.
Their website www.shuffledemons.com tells their story.
The show kicks off at 7.30pm, with the kitchen serving from 5pm.
If you want to be sure of a table, please contact Lucky to make an advance reservation.
General admission is $20, with concessions for Jazz Club members and students.
Shuffle Demons — they heard about Whanganui ‘through the grapevine’.