2021 Concert Series

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!

Spring Season

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!

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”.

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