This is the Events Diary of gigs and events hosted by the Wellington Jazz Club, as well as other jazz gigs and jazz events around Wellington and elsewhere. To book tickets and tables go to Booking page on top menu.
5:00 to 7:00pm The Roger Fox Big Band has been invited to perform at the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival and to record at United Studios in Los Angeles. The Jazz Club is privileged to have a preview of the bands proposed festival performance plus some swing plus Erna Ferry on vocals.
We will be performing the material we are working to perform at the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival and to record at United Studios in Los Angeles. This will be a blend of material written for us by star American composer / arrangers Bill Cunliffe and Matt Harris. Both performed with the great Buddy Rich Big Band.
Add to that some New Zealand originals and some swing material from the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands we have a show. But there is more - star New Zealand vocalist Erna Ferry is also on the bill with a blend of jazz standards through to the blues.
Proceeds from this performance will go toward the Monterey Jazz Festival project.
Rodger Fox Big Band
Leader/Trombonist; Saxophones: Bryn van Vliet, James Tait-Jamieson, Oscar Lavën, Andrew Donaldson, Eilish Wilson.
Trumpets: Ben Hunt, Mike Booth, James Guilford-Smith, Chris Selley,
Mike Taylor. Trombones: Chris Fox, Sean Tickle, Damian Forlong, Kurt Gibson.
Keyboards: Anita Schwabe. Guitar: Nick Granville
How to find Meow Cafe
Meow is hidden away in the middle of the block between Manners, Willis and Victoria Streets. It's a brick building which you can see 50 meters ahead of you along Edward Street from Victoria Street. There is also a walkway through buildings from the corner of Manners and Victoria, and you can also walk under cover from Willis Street through the Food Court.
You could arrange to be dropped off at Meow but Edward Street is narrow and you cannot park there. Parking is available free in the surrounding streets, especially Willis Street and Victoria Street (beyond the present roadworks). There is plenty of parking in Wilson's multi-storey carpark (access off Willis Street) for $2 an hour (take a ticket and pay before exit). After parking there you can take the lift to Ground and walk through the Food Court to Meow.