Dunedin Youth Jazz Festival Showcase Concert
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!
August 21 – Back to Basie with the Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra
Nick Cornish directs Dunedin’s most experienced Big Band, as they perform a set of Count Basie classics, featuring a range of soloists.
With support from the Jesse Kokaua Quartet
18 September – Conversations with Nathan Berg
Virtuoso double-bassist Nathan Berg collaborates with a range of singers and instrumentalists to present an intimate concert.
With support from the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra
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!
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”.