This Month's Gig: Sunday 19th October - David Feehan and Friends
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On Sunday 17th August the Club relocated to Expressions, Upper Hutt for a special event. Together with the NZ Jazz Foundation, we co-hosted the NZ Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Dave Lisik and Rodger Fox. The band was 21 strong and was drawn from young musicians NZ-wide, all under the age of 19.
The band performed 14 jazz standards and accompanied master-New York-based guest trombonist Luis Bonilla, who performed solos. The programme included ‘Boplicity’, ‘Kinda Dukish/Rockin’ in Rhythm’, ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’ (with Katelin Little), ‘Bye Blackbird’ (with Katelin), ‘How About You’ (with Katelin), ‘Autumn Leaves’ (with Luis Bonilla), ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’ (with Luis), ‘Nostalgia in Times Square’ (with Luis), ‘Caravan’, ‘Greetings and Salutations’, ‘Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues’ (with Katelin), ‘Hallelujah I Just Love Her So’ (with Katelin), ‘Stella by Starlight’ (with Luis) and closed with ‘At the River’(with Luis) with tight punchy ensemble playing, empathetic accompaniment of the vocalist, and the excellent soloing, especially from the guest master-trombonist.
The performance was preceded by the Wellington College Big Band directed by Alistair Isdale and managed by Alex Drummond. The band comprised Simon Brew (ring-in) and Lucas Phillips-Beck on Altos, Toby Leman and Jazz Kane (tenors), Josh Kibblewhite (bari), Elizabeth Cross and Doug Majic (trumpets), Hugo Olsen-Smith and Isaac Patterson (troms), Evan Carter (guitar), Louis Skoog and Leo Coghini alternating on keyboard, Oliver Bomann (bass), Aaron Bray (drums), and Matilda Wickborn (vocals). They played ‘Green Onions’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, ‘Angel Eyes’, ‘A Drop in the Bucket’, ‘Hobo Flats’, ‘Give Up the Funk’, and ‘You Got to Funkisize’. The Band sounded excellent! It was great to see the young musicians playing with such enjoyment and togetherness.
The Club later shouted the College musicians to the performance of the NZ Youth Jazz Orchestra upstairs. On Sunday 7th September, the Club returned to the Chicago and hosted ‘Dixie Street’ on tour from Australia. It was Dixieland jazz at its best; tight and bright with some very innovative improvising. They played ‘Snaggish’, ‘Maggie’, ‘Clarinet Marmalade’, ‘The Road to Gundaggai’, ‘Canal St Blues’, ‘Blueberry Hill’, ‘Washington Lee Swing’, ‘Samantha’, ‘Chimes Blues’, ‘I Lost My Girl in Memphis’, ‘Creole Love Call’, ‘O By Jing O By Gee’, ‘Bugle Boy March’, ‘St James Infirmary Blues’, ‘Black Bottom Rag’, and finished with the ever-popular ‘Saints’.
I put an extra tick against ‘Clarinet Marmalade,’ ‘Washington Lee Swing’, ‘O By Jing O By Gee’ and ‘Bugle Boy March’ as being the best swinging Dixieland I have heard live. The band came to us after a five week tour so they were pretty well rehearsed by the time they performed for the Wellington Jazz Club, and it showed! The band was supported by the Wellington Jazz Club Band playing a rollicking happy mixture of jazz standards led by Graham Kelly on keyboard with Chris Anderson (clarinet), Chris Caudwell (trom), Noel Evans (bass), Neville Taylor (drums) and myself on tenor.
The next meeting on 19th October will feature the popular jazz vocalist “Dave Feehan and Friends” and a backing group of professional jazz musicians it should be another night of excellent entertainment. The supporting band will be the Dixie swing band ‘City Jazz’ starting at 4pm.
A big welcome to new members Valda Gillies, Helen Tobin and Raey and Margaret Butterworth.
See y’all on Sunday 19th October at Chicago.
Wellington Jazz Club
Contact Phone: (04) 934 2271
THIS MONTH'S GIG:
Sunday 19th October 2014 5pm David Feehan and Friends @ Chicago Sports Cafe
At the time of David Feehan's last gig at Wellington Jazz Club in August 2012 Graham Kelly reported:
"A packed audience at the Jazz Club’s August concert heard an outstanding mixture of standards and contemporary singing for David Feehan and friends, accompanied by a seven piece backing band of leading professional musicians.
Wellington is fortunate to have such an artist in its ranks and Wellington Jazz Club will welcome back David Feehan and his band and friends again."
Support Band 4:15 to 4:45 City Jazz.
MUSIC WORKSMusic Works will give Wellington Jazz Club Members 10% discount on any musical supplies on production
of Club Membership Card.
They are worth a visit!
31 Ghuznee Street
Ph: 389 7012
NEED A WEBSITE?Members of the Wellington Jazz Club can get a professional looking website at a fraction of the cost. Marie, who built and maintains the WJC website, has kindly offered all our club members a $50 discount and the chance to have their own website.
Contact Marie on 027 243 3530 or via her website Amethyst Sky Web Design and mention that you are a member of our club.
WELLINGTON JAZZ CLUB GIGSWellington Jazz Club gigs are normally held on the third Sunday of the month @ Chicago Sports Café, Queens Wharf, Wellington. Main band 5pm to 7.15pm.
Sunday 19th October 2014 - 5pm to 7:15 @ Chicago - David Feehan and Friends
David last entertained us in August 2012. Graham Kelly in his review said. “A packed audience at our Aug Concert heard an outstanding mixture of standards and contemporary singing from David and his friends. Accompanied by a seven piece backing band of leading professional musicians”.
Sunday 16th November 2014 - 5pm @ James Cook Hotel - Doug Caldwell, Jazz pianist, Paul Dyne (Bass), Roger Sellars (drums), and vocalist Colette Jansen.
4:00 to 4:50pm Shaun Johnson, who has been playing the piano at James Cook Hotel for over 30 years.
Sunday 7th December 2014 - 4.00pm - 7.00pm @ Chicago - Christmas Piano Extravaganza
The Jazz Club’s end of year celebration will feature four groups and five pianists, staring Terry Crayford and exciting and infectious jazz violinist and vocalist, Hannah Fraser.
See our Gigs Calendar
OTHER JAZZ GIGS
As well as the Wellington Jazz Club’s regular Gig at Chicago on the third Sunday of each month there is an ever changing opportunity to hear live jazz in central city local bars and restaurants.
Rogue and Vagabond in Garrett Street, off Cuba Street.
(Free Jazz on Sundays 4-6pm)
Veni Vidi Vici Café (previously the Istanbul Restaurant) in Cuba Street.
(Live music every Friday from 7pm)
The Realm Bistro and Bar at 7 Moxham Ave, Hataitai. Live jazz on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm, with different guest artists, led by Greg Crayford.
Hummingbird Sunday Night Jazz 7.30-9.30pm. Generous offer of 10% off food and drink to Wellington Jazz Club members if you show your membership card.
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Wellington Jazz Club member John Kliem provides a free email service to the jazz community. John will distribute, to his database of several hundred email addresses, notification of gigs in Wellington. This is a passive service. He forwards notification, as received from the gig publicist.
If you wish to receive his free gig notifications Email John.
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JAZZ CLUB MUSICIANS - WANT TO PLAY?The Wellington Jazz Club Band plays several times a year at our regular gigs prior to the main 5pm performances.
The Club wants to involve as many members as possible in this activity.
If you are a musician, as well as a Jazz Club member, and want to play, please contact committee member, Graham Kelly, who leads the band.
The band will be playing before the December Gig.
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