The Dunedin Jazz Club has partnered with Petridish at 8 Stafford Street to present a series of informal monthly concerts at the Dish Cafe. These events are designed to promote local acts in a more intimate setting; however, touring artists may still feature at these events.
Thurs June 1 – Michael Gordon Quartet
Sydney and Christchurch based tenor saxophonist Michael Gordon returns to Dunedin for an intimate gig at the Dish Cafe with local rhythm players Bill Martin (piano), Andy Lynch (bass) and Carl Woodward (drums). Gordon is a prolific composer and virtuoso saxophone player who studied jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has built a reputation as a band leader with a residency at the legendary Cricketers’ Arms Hotel.
Friday 16 June – Bare Essentials
Bare Essentials (William Davidson, John Meddings & Annemarie Nelson) are a Dunedin Trio with a wealth of experience both nationally and internationally. The blend of Bill’s voice, Anne keyboard skills and vocals, as well as John’s crystalline guitar playing, creates a magical effect. Bare Essentials will be joined by guest soloist Bill Martin on the tenor saxophone.
Friday June 30 – Geoff Culverwell Quartet
Wellington based trumpeter Geoff Culverwell travels to Dunedin to perform a special show inspired by the music of Chet Baker. The full band includes Bill Martin (piano), Andy Lynch (bass) and Carl Woodward (drums). Expect a variety of styles and grooves, as well as some virtuoso trumpet playing at this gig!