jazz concerts in a club setting
“The Dunedin Jazz Club presents monthly jazz concerts on Saturday nights at Hanover Hall. Featuring a grand piano, excellent acoustics, multi-tiered seating and a cash-bar, our venue provides local audiences with the perfect environment to appreciate improvised music. Typical concerts feature solo artists from around New Zealand, who collaborate with local musicians to present concerts for a variety of jazz ensembles, ranging from small combos to Big Bands.”
Club Director, Bill Martin
August 20: Tigermoth featuring Kate Taylor (vocals)
The August edition of the Dunedin Jazz Club features “Tigermoth”, a six-piece ensemble who will present modern interpretations of jazz classics, featuring some of the best musicians from Christchurch. New Zealand’s very own “postmodern jukebox”, Tigermoth will surprise audiences with innovative arrangements of tunes from inside and outside the jazz genre, splicing together artists such as Louis Armstrong and Stevie Wonder. As part of the Dunedin Youth Jazz Festival (DYJF), this concert will also feature two emerging combos, with prize winners from Dunedin being offered a short support slot at the start of the night.
Fronting the band will be vocalist Kate Taylor, who brings her vast experience in the jazz, pop and rock genres to perform these reimagined compositions. Kate has worked with such artists as New Zealand’s Bic Runga and LA Mitchell, sung backing vocals for rock band Cairo Knife Fight and performed alongside jazz legend James Morrison. She heads the vocal programme at Ara Music Arts and is a well-known voice in Christchurch, performing regularly around the city at various venues, corporate events and festivals.
Dunedin audiences will be familiar with the tenor saxophone sound of Gwyn Reynolds, who recently performed in the “Kind of Blue” concerts and thrilled listeners with his own take on John Coltrane. Reynolds is the Director of the Musical Arts Program at Ara Institute and will be adjudicating the band competition at the DYJF. Reynolds brings with him a suite of instrumentalists from the Christchurch Jazz School, who will be working with our own players in workshops, including Scott Taitoko (trombone), Nick Pitts (piano), Brad Grainger (double bass) and Nikos Kazakos (drums).
The Dunedin Jazz Club is a licensed music venue that has a cash bar. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks when purchasing drinks or when seated. Patrons may need to show identification when purchasing drinks.
Dunedin Jazz Club @ Hanover Hall
7:15 Doors Open
7:45 Prize Winning Small Combos
Kate Taylor – Vocal
Gwyn Reynolds – Tenor Saxophone
Scott Taitoko – Trombone
Nick Pitts – Piano
Brad Grainger – Acoustic Bass
Nikos Kazakos – Drums
The Dunedin Jazz Club is a not for profit community initiative that is hosted by the Dunedin Jazz Foundation.
Get In Touch
For further information about concerts or performance opportunities, please contact the director at:
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016