Top jazz band plays Whanganui

Band picks con­cert here

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

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.shuf­ 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’.

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