This Month's Gig: Sunday 19th May 2013 Ruth Armishaw and The Honest Three
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Hi fellow Jazzers,
On Sunday 21st April the Club hosted vocalist Tessa Quayle with a great backing group comprising experienced jazz musos, Ben Wilcock on keyboard, Rowan Clark on bass and Lance Phillips on drums. The group produced an excellent performance of swing, Latin, bebop and contemporary jazz. Tessa performed with her renowned sparkle and sang and whipped up and down scats with ease for two hours with faultless backing from Ben, Rowan and Lance. The group was well rehearsed and tight and the driving rhythms and excellent improvisations made for a dynamic performance. They received an enthusiastic reception from the near capacity audience.
Support Band entertainment was provided by a group from the NZSM Young Musicians Programme, ‘The Bornholdt Experiment’, comprising vocalists Tayla Welch and Lucy Brewerton, Luke Kibblewhite on alto sax, Jonathan Veitch on guitar, Oliver Bomann on bass and Coady Pfeiler on drums. Their performance standard was excellent and it was great to see young musicians playing so competently.
The venue left a little bit to be desired this time, due to unserviceable stage lighting and problems with some of the facilities; however the near capacity audience enjoyed the high standard of the playing notwithstanding the conditions.
On Sunday 19th May we will host Jazz Vocalist Ruth Armishaw backing her own vocals on keyboard with her versatile experienced backing group ‘Honest 3’ comprising Jimmy Perkins on guitar, Noel Evans on bass and Maurice Phillips on drums. The sets will include Ruth’s original story in song looking at her life on her path to a career in jazz and jazz standards and bossas with extended solos. We anticipate a quality swing jazz performance!
Support band entertainment will be provided by the Rongotai College Jazz Group led by Head of Music Greg Crayford. With Greg at the helm, these young musos always produce a good standard of jazz. Come early and get a good seat and give them encouragement.
Remember that the Door Entry Fees are now $15 for Members and $20 for non-members. The new charges have already proved to be easier and quicker to handle and should enable the Club to maintain support by the top-quality performers now being engaged and to fund more class performers from out-of-town.
The Jazz Club is an excellent venue for entertaining friends and celebrating special events and listening to great jazz played by top-class musicians. At the April meeting, we were pleased to host a group of Kindergarten parents who came to the gig as part of a fund-raising project. They were a chatty lot, but thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Members are encouraged to organise a party and enjoy the best jazz that the Capital has to offer in convivial and friendly surroundings over a tipple or three and a nice inexpensive meal.
A big welcome to new members Lyster Paul, Ian Appleton and Mary Holt. The Club’s Membership now stands at 333. Those who are not yet members will be most welcome to join the Club in helping to keeping the jazz ball bouncing along.
See y’all on 19th May at the Chicago.
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THIS MONTH'S GIG:
Sunday 19th May 2013 @ Chicago Sports Bar - 5pm to 7pm.
Ruth Armishaw and The Honest Three
(Ruth Armishaw - Piano & Vocals; Jim Perkins – Guitar; Maurice Phillips – Drums; and Noel Evans - Bass)
Support Band: 4.15pm – 5.00pm - Rongotai College Band with Greg Crayford
Sunday 19th May 2013 @ Chicago Sports Bar 5pm to 7pm - "Have Voice, Will Sing" - Ruth Armishaw and the Honest 3.
Sunday 16th June 2013 @ Chicago Sports Bar 5pm to 7pm - Doug Caudwell jazz pianist from Christchurch joined by Paul Dyne, Roger Sellars and Colette Jansen on vocals.
Sunday 21st July 2013 @ Chicago Sports Bar 5pm to 7pm - Greg Crayford and guests. “Realm of Jazz”. Originals and Standards.
Please see our Gigs Calendar for other exciting gigs ...
Other Jazz GigsAs well as the Wellington Jazz Club's regular gigs 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.
NB: Regular gigs may not be on over the Christmas-New Year Holidays but special events may be.
A selection of the regular gigs is listed below. Please Contact Us if there are any changes or if you know of other gigs or a venue that you would like to see listed.
For further information on these gigs please check the venue websites listed or see www.mukuna.co.nz
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Wellington Jazz Club: History or Folklore?
by Bernard Weinstein
On 24 January, John Douglas and I visited a frail Noel Butler at his home in Lower Hutt, to reminisce about the earlier days of the Wellington Jazz Club. During our visit, we tried to compile a list of the venues where the Wellington Jazz Club had held evening meetings, and I offer our attempt below.
Cuttings of the Evening Post say our first LIVE GIG was held in the American Embassy, Thorndon on 13 March 1979. It also mentions that two meetings at which tapes were played, occurred at the same venue in November 1978.
My recollection is that prior to us using the American Embassy, (regular?) evening meetings at which records were played were held at such venues as Nimmos, and Beggs, Music Stores in Manners St/Willis St area, and that a live concert from a visiting overseas artist or band was a treat that we all tried to attend.
Regular meeting venues include, with some attempt at sequence : Victoria University, Kelburn; Nimmos/Beggs; American Embassy, Thorndon; Majestic Cabaret, Willis St; The Rose Room Cabaret, Victoria St; Central Park Cabaret, Brooklyn Rd (Proprietor: Vern Clare);The Green Room, World Trade Centre, Victoria St; Hope Gibbons Building, Dixon St; Oxford Hotel, Lambton Quay; St George Hotel, Boulcott St; Flamingo Night Club, Sar St, Thorndon; The Loaded Hog Ballroom, Queens Wharf; Chicago Sports Cafe, Queens Wharf.
Visiting artists / bands gigs, to which we had some input, or were invited, were held at: American Embassy, Thorndon; VUC Student Association, Kelburn -Ralph Sutton, 1988 and 1996; National Library Auditorium, Thorndon; Old St Pauls, Thorndon; Studio One Broadcasting House, Bowen St - Dave MacRae and Joy Yates; Avalon TV Studios, Avalon - WJC members were invited to be the audience for a jazz series.
There is an apparent dearth of real records of the origins and history of WJC, because a lot of folk, like me, are not historians, but rather participants at events put on for their entertainment and enjoyment, and as we shift houses and downsize, even programmes from notable visiting jazz musicians are sent to the tip.
This information is intended to jog the memories of earlier members and ask them to comment and add their recollections. Email me, Bernard Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 4760588, or write to me at 7 Hatton St, Karori, Wellington 6012.
The Club is older than the 34 years the Evening Post cutting indicates, and the membership is growing. Let's hope it will see its 40th and 50th birthdays, with your continued support.
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