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. To book tickets and tables go to Booking page on top menu.
Andrew London Trio
26 May 2019
Andrew London has offered the Club to host a special event to farewell his sax player Nils Olsen, who is returning to Germany.The name of the band is the Andrew London Trio, featuring Nils Olsen with special guest Wayne Mason.
Andrew London (guitar & vox)
Kirsten London (bass & vox)
Nils Olsen (sax & clarinet & vox)
Wayne Mason (piano & vox)
Repertoire is standards from the Dixieland & Swing era, and a smattering of original London compositions in similar style.
Woodwind exponent Nils Olsen contributes saxophone, clarinet and vocals, while the bass chair is occupied by Kirsten London, who also renders standards lifted from the Doris Day and Peggy Lee songbooks.
In 2018 the Andrew London Trio released their sixth album, a collection of jazz and swing standards from the last 100 years, entitled ‘Standard Variations’.
Auf Wiedersehen Nils!
After seven years in Wellington (this time round) saxophonist Nils Olsen plays his last few local gigs before heading off to live in Germany. Over the last few years he has played, toured and recorded with several groups including the RNZAF Band, the DADS (the Dancing and Drinking Society), and The Andrew London Trio; a spinoff from Hot Club Sandwich, with whom both Andrew and Nils worked extensively during the 2000’s.
Over the last few years the trio have toured extensively throughout New Zealand, made half a dozen trips to the Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, and recorded several albums including ‘Ladies a Plate’ which received a glowing tribute in Downbeat magazine, and ‘Let’s Take Offence!’ which included their original title track to the acclaimed biographical movie ‘No Ordinary Sheila’. They cap off their ‘Nils’ period with a trip to Australia this June for a handful of engagements in the Melbourne area.