Newbop Quintet Meow, Wellington Jazz Festival Thursday, June 10 An Auckland “supergroup” of session stalwarts was put together to sell classic hard bop-era jazz to casual fans, to purists, to, well, anyone that might turn up. It was a shame more people weren’t there to hear them at Wellington’s Jazz Festival performance, the group’s Capital […]
The Monkees MFC, Wellington Monday, June 10 I’m a believer (ha!) that you have to do the research – you have to know what to expect. Anyone thinking they were getting anything close to the actual Monkees would be defeated purely by numbers; part-time players in their later years Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz (now all that’s left) were never going […]
Chris Dave & The Drumhedz Opera House, Wellington (7pm) Sunday, June 10 Chris “Daddy” Dave and his Drumhedz closed out the Wellington Jazz Festival’s main events for 2018. And it was a celebration – at least for the most part.
The Comet Is Coming Opera House, Wellington Saturday , June 10 (8pm) The Comet Is Coming is a British “future jazz” trio comprised of Danalogue the Conqueror (Dan Leavers) on synths, Betamax Killer (Max Hallett) on drums and King Shabaka (Shabaka Hutchings) on saxophone – they were pitched as a highlight of the jazz festival. […]
Seoul Jazz: The Jac & Black String Opera House, Wellington Saturday, June 10 (4pm) A new Korean-Kiwi World-Orchestra Jazz genre was invented on Saturday. And that was indeed part of the aim of this pairing between Wellington jazz ensemble The Jac and Korea’s Black String. Both bands operate in and of themselves – The Jac […]