Neil Billington on harmonica and vocals will be accompanied by Reuben Bradley on the drums, Patrick Bleakley on the bass, Nick Granville on guitar, and Damian Forlong on trombone.
Neil’s specialty is the chromatic harmonica, played in the traditions of the great Belgian player Toots Thielemann, and the Chicago style blues of Little Walter on the diatonic instrument. Very few harmonica players anywhere cover that range.
The repertoire of this line-up would easily range from Parker and Davis tunes and other modern standards, to swing (including ballads) and latin tunes, and blues.
The Veitch Project - Winners Best Jazz Combo, Manawatu Youth Jazz Festival 2013
The Wellington Jazz Club are fortunate to feature the Veitch Project as the support band at 4:15 on Sunday 20th October at the Chicago Sports Bar, Queens Wharf.
The band members are all members of the NZSM Young Musicians Programme (YMP) and attend various colleges in the Wellington – Kapiti Region.
Jonathan Veitch – Guitar: Winner, Most Outstanding Guitar
Felix Bornholdt – Keyboards: Winner Most outstanding Keyboards, Manawatu Youth Jazz Festival 2013, Special Commendation NZSM Jazz Fest 2013.
Oliver Bowman – Base: Winner Most outstanding Base, Manawatu Youth Jazz Festival 2013; Most Outstanding Base, Wellington Jazz Fest 2013
Coady Pfeiler – Drums: Winner Most outstanding Drums, Manawatu Youth Jazz Festival 2013
Tayla Welch – Vocals: Special Mention for Vocals, Manawatu Youth Jazz Festival 2013; Winner Most outstanding vocals, Wellington Jazz Fest 2013