2021 Concert Series

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the length of the Level Three lockdown in the South Island, the date of our next concert remains to be confirmed. We are exploring options to deliver concerts with restricted audiences under Alert Level Two; however, we recognise that the rules may not facilitate public performances in the near future. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for further updates.

Spring Season

September – Jayden’s Jive: The Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra

Alto saxophonist Jayden Jesudhass leads a Big Band comprised of the best young improvising talent in Dunedin. Playing compositions by Florian Ross and Steely Dan, this energetic group will also perform compositions by their director, Bill Martin.

With support from the Jesse Kokaua Quartet

16 October – Edwina Thorne Quartet and the Djangocalypse Trio

Auckland trumpet diva Edwina Thorne will present a set of her original music with a local rhythm section. A full opening set will feature the amazing talents of Andy Parsons, Simon Christie and Daniel Potter, presenting their unique brand of acoustic, gypsy jazz.

13 November – Bill Martin Septet

Club director Bill Martin presents a full set of his original compositions arranged for a seven-piece band, including trumpet, alto, tenor and trombone!

Past Concerts

March 6 – Michael Gordon Septet and Molly McGee

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Gordon presents two sets of his original music with a seven piece band. He is supported by local singer Molly Mcgee.

April 17 – Re-birth of the Cool

Dunedin’s own Ralph Miller leads a group of local horn players with a stellar rhythm section to present Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool album!

May 15 – Blowing in from Kapiti!

Wellington trumpet legend Geoff Culverwell travels from the Kapiti Coast to perform a set of his original compositions with an all-star band!

June 19 – The Jac

Wellington alto saxophonist and composer Jake Baxendale brings his all-star band “The Jac” to perform their newly released album “A Gathering”.

July 31 – Umar Zakaria Trio

Tui-award winning composer and bassist Umar Zakaria performs with local pianist George MacLaurin to close the 2021 Dunedin Youth Jazz Festival Showcase Concert!

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