Junior Jazz Jam and other performances next week

Our jazz band is playing at a U3A afternoon tea on Monday and as part of a primary schools’ jazz event on Wed afternoon at Rangi Ruru school.

Upcoming Jazz performances:

  • U3A in Avonhead Monday Sept 18 afternoon 2.30pm – Jazz and Irish bands
  • Taster Day for visiting schools Tuesday Sept 19 with other Chisnallwood music groups as well. (Orchestra festival at night at St Margaret’s)
  • Junior Jazz Jam – Wed Sept 20th at Rani Ruru school 4pm-5.30pm (an event for primary school bands). Gold coin entry. This is prior to the Orchestra Festival’s Gala concert at St Margaret’s.

After the performances next week, you can hear the bands play at 

  • Kids in Town on Thursday Oct 19th 12-1pm
  • Big Band Festival (Labour Weekend)
  • School Jubilee (Saturday Oct 29th)

Please note there are some excellent jazz workshops also part of the big Band festival. One is for any youth who play jazz instruments and who want to play in a big band under the direction of Dr Rodger Fox for 90 minutes! There will also be workshops for jazz vocalists, rhythm section players (with Reuben Bradley, Dixon Nacey and Davis Freisen) and for sax and brass plays. Details will soon be at www.bigbandfest.org.nz 

By Judith Bell