The Nathan Haines Octet Opera House, Wellington, 8pm Saturday, June 12 Headlining this year’s Jazz Festival The Nathan Haines Octet – and, yes, we all know how lucky we are to be seeing anything in this climate, so no issues about an all-local line-up for this year’s festival, but also Nathan Haines is an internationally […]
Christian McBride’s New Jawn Opera House, Wellington (8pm) Wednesday, June 6 Opening night of this year’s Jazz Festival saw a new thing (or “New Jawn”, in Philly-slang) from legendary bassist, band-leader and session-star across jazz and pop, Christian McBride.
Last year’s album, Dysnomia by Dawn of Midi arrived too late (to my ears) to make my list of favourite albums from 2013 but it’s been high on that list, high on rotate, for all of 2014. Their announcement as part of this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival was the thing that really sold me on […]
So, the Jazz Festival hits town this week! It’s a four-day explosion of great music across a bunch of venues. And it’s a chance for Wellingtonians to check out the San Fran – formerly the SFBH or San Francisco Bath House (and of course it’s been a venue for many years, under several different names […]