The 2014 Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival
SUNDAY MAY 25 THE GLOBE THEATRE – 8.00pm
THE FOX & THE WOOLF Featuring iconic vocalist / entertainer Ray Woolf, bandleader / trombonist Rodger Fox and special guest Manawatu’s own vocalist Erna Ferry.
All backed by the all-star rhythm section of Daniel Hayles – Pianos, Nick Granville – Guitar, Rowan Clark – Bass and Lauren Ellis – Drums.
Hear a touch of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin and Peggy Lee with a bit of rock and blues.
Adult: $32.00 Jazz Club Members: $26.00 Students: $20.00
TUESDAY MAY 27 THE GLOBE THEATRE – 8.00PM
The 101 Lab Band is a 17 piece guitar orchestra run by one of NZ’s top guitar teachers Kevin Downing and plays a mixture of jazz, and blues. The band includes a mixture of experienced, intermediate, and beginner players from his guitar school. This unique group regularly performs at Jazz and Blues Festivals throughout the country and accompanies some of the world’s finest names in jazz and blues guitar.
ADULT TICKET PRICE - $26.00 JAZZ CLUB CONCESSION - $22.00 STUDENTS - $20.00
WEDNESDAY MAY 28 THE GLOBE THEATRE – 8.00pm From a Little Cabaret to Beyond.
JANE KELLER with Michael Williams on Piano Jane Keller graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Vocal Pedagogy. Although classically trained and with over 30 years of operatic experience, Jane's real loves are musical theatre, cabaret and jazz. Her cabaret shows acclaim in New Zealand and the US. Her most recent show Boomers Behaving Badly had a three-week sell-out season at Circa Theatre in Wellington and toured New Zealand .Keller's one-woman, cabaret-style show Boomers Behaving Badly presented songs of botox, grand children, well-endowed dentists, revenge porn, romantic weekends in Paris, high school reunions all with a touch of jazz. Jane appears on stage with pianist Michael Williams who is an amazing, much sought after accompanist performing in countless theatre / cabaret performances across the country. "Keller shows her extraordinary versatility in being able to have the audience rolling about laughing then transfixed by the haunting lyrics of the next song." ADAM PAGE - One Man Symphony of Sound. Adam is back after his stunning performance at the 0213 festival. A one-man band has never sounded so good. Adelaide multi-instrumentalist Adam Page makes spontaneous symphonies on stage, feeding all his instruments and vocals through loop pedals to build lush, layered soundscapes. A hit at many international festivals, Adam incorporates everything from jazz to punjabi and tango to afrobeat in his wacky, off beat show. "It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away". - Tim Minchin
Adult Tickets - $32.00 Jazz Club Members Concession - $26.00 Students - $20.00
THURSDAY MAY 29 THE GLOBE THEATRE – 8.00pm Direct From the USA “The FOUR FRESHMAN” In Cabaret.
Hear the world famous Four Freshmen in the intermit surroundings of the Globe Theatre.
The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal band /quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the vocal group sounds of The Modernaires, The Pied Pipers, and The Mel-Tones, founded in the barbershop tradition.
The Four Freshmen remain the Acclaimed Masters of Harmony. As the Wall Street Journal proclaims, “Long live The Four Freshmen “.
This show will sellout so please book early.
Adult Tickets - $35.00 Jazz Club Members Concession - $28.00 Students - $20.00
FRIDAY MAY 30 THE GLOBE THEATRE – 8.00pm
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band You can expect to hear a little BB, a little Koko, some Etta and many more with soulful vocals, sweet guitar solos, honky tonk style piano, warm upright bass and percussive drums. Laura Collins is all about the show and entertainment. She is a high energy front woman who leads the band with 'heart on sleeve and tongue in cheek in equal measure'. The Back Porch Boys are all journeymen who have played many juke joints in their time, George Barris, a seasoned bass man whose early fame dates back to the days of “Highway” on upright bass and Matt Newman, originally from Portland Oregon, who brings a wealth of experience and great country-blues pickin’ on guitar, Wayne Mason (ex-Warratahs, now works with his band the Fallen Angels and play boogie keys in the X-Ray Catz) on keys and Pete Cogswell on Back Porch drums. Expect a toe-tapping good old southern time on the back porch. With The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band featuring Neil Worboys, Bill Wood, Maurice Priestly, Pip Payne
Adult Tickets - $32.00 Jazz Club Members Concession - $26.00 Students - $20.00
Friday May 31 - Cloverley Tavern 8.oopm "Jazz on Your Feet" - A Swing Dance This is a chance to blow the dust off your dancing shoes and let your hair down to the great danceable sounds of the Swing Era delivered by Trevor Castle and our amazing Manawatu Jazz Club Big Band, all nicely rounded off with a touch of Classic Trad from Hawkes Bay’s “Twin City Stompers”. Full and Bar and Dessert Buffet available. Ticket Price: Adults $20.oo Jazz Club Members and Students $15.oo
Saturday May 31 – The Regent Theatre 9.30am onwards. The Manawatu High Schools Jazz Competition. Please support the up and coming jazz stars of the future. FREE ADMISSION
SATURDAY MAY 31 THE REGENT THEATRE – 8.00pm
THE JAZZ GALA DIRECT FROM THE USA FREDA PAYNE - Vocalist Is an American singer and actress best known for her million selling, 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold” who happens to be a jazz singer of the first order.
In January 2013 Freda Payne went into Capitol Studios in Los Angels and recorded an album with Bill Cunliffe and a swingin’ big band. Freda Payne, Bill produced the session, wrote the charts, and conducted. It will be released sometime in 2014."
Born in Detroit, Freda grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, which inspired her growing interest in music. While still in school, she began her musical career by singing radio commercial jingles in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Her polished voice caught the attention of music executives and other artists. She was wooed with offers of contracts from the likes of Berry Gordy and Duke Ellington, but her mother wanted her to finish school first. After she did, the legendary Pearl Bailey gave Freda her first professional job and this paved the way for her to share the stage with other legends such as Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstine, Quincy ]ones, Bill Cosby and many others.
BILL CUNLIFFE – Pianist / Composer / Arranger Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.
In Concert with The RODGER FOX BIG BAND FROM NEW ZEALAND Featuring vocalist Grant Sullivan
ADULT TICKETS - $38.00 JAZZ CLUB MEMBERS CONCESSION – $32.00 STUDENTS - $20.00
Saturday May 31 - Kingsgate Hotel: 10.30pm
JAZZ HQ: Join the musicians and artists after Saturday and Sunday concerts at the Kingsgate Hotel, Fitzherbert Ave, for a jam session or just relax and unwind. Full bar and food facilities will be available. FREE ADMISSION
Sunday June 01 10.ooam - 11.30am - Regent Theatre
Educational Workshops. Learn from the best. Presented by members of Rodger Fox Big Band and visiting guest artists. Open to musicians of ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. (Trumpet, Trombone and Woodwind players (Saxophone etc) please bring your instruments). Open to All Vocalists.
Ticket Price: $10.oo – Door Sales.
Sunday June 01 The Globe Theatre – 2.00pm THE BIG BAND BASH Featuring The Manawatu Jazz Club Big Band The NZ School of Music Big Band And surprise guest band.
GENERAL TICKET PRICE - $10.00
Sunday June 01 – St Andrews Church 5.oopm
Jazz worship service at St Andrews in The City opposite Farmers / beside the Plaza.
Enjoy worship that is colourful, vibrant and generations old, bringing together a unique blend of instruments and singers featuring The Twin City Stompers from Napier. Doors open at 4 pm, the service commences at 5 pm. Last year the church was packed, come early to hear the musicians jam and enjoy the free coffee. All welcome. Free admission, Koha accepted.
FREE CAFÉ SCENE
Feilding May 23 - 25 Starts at the Feilding Rangitikei Club on Friday evening May 23 And various venues on Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25
Palmerston North May 31 – June 02 16 venues with Free entertainment.
Further information of where bands are playing please check out www.jazzandblues.co.nz
BOOKING FROM: www.ticketdirect.co.nz The Regent on Broadway – Palmerston North Phone (06) 357 9740 Free Phone (0800) 4 Ticket (484 253 Or all Event Ticketing Centres