Phil Broadhurst, one of New Zealand's most respected and admired jazz pianists will be recording with his band live in what was once Radio New Zealand's legendary 'Studio One'.This is an opportunity to experience a special night of music, a 'one off'. Come along and be a part of history!
Phil Broadhurst Quintet:
Phil Broadhurst - Piano
Roger Manins - Saxophone
Mike Booth - Trumpet
Olivier Holland - Bass
Cameron Sangster - Drums
Phil Broadhurst is one of New Zealand’s leading jazz artists. Pianist, composer and educator, he became the first jazz musician to be awarded the MNZM for services to jazz in 2001. He is currently Head of Jazz Studies at the New Zealand School of Music, Massey University, Albany, Auckland.
In 2015 Phil released Panacea, the third album of his “Dedication” trilogy on Rattle Records, featuring new compositions for his quintet. This follows 2013’s Flaubert’s Dance and 2011’s album Delayed Reaction, dedicated to French pianist Michel Petrucciani, the subject of his Masters thesis. Both albums were finalists in the Tui Jazz Album of the Year Awards
…there's a tenderness and clarity of thought throughout that's lovingly celebratory. The soloing is exceptional, the compositions robust and full of possibility, particularly Precious Metal, where saxophonist Roger Manins takes flight. One day his peers will be writing dedications to Broadhurst.
– Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times
Broadhurst is a gifted composer, with a particular skill for interpreting and integrating a broad range of musical styles… Prolific and sensitive, hard-working and curious, Broadhurst is a model of the jazz musician in full bloom. Flaubert's Dance is an abundant work bursting with beauty and tenderness, with just the right notes throughout.
– Florence Wetzel. Allaboutjazz.com