Witness award-winning jazz composer and producer Nathan Haines “Songs With My Father”, alongside his father Kevin as they share their love of jazz and their personal journeys through their life in music.
"Growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s with Kevin as my Dad meant there was a lot of music in the house. Not only the music he’d been collecting on vinyl since the 1950’s, but the live gigs he played as a sideman to many local and international artists. Watching my Dad rehearse and perform with people like Nat Adderley, Eartha Kitt, Lee Konitz and Georgie Fame as well as local legends Tommy Adderley, Murray McNabb, Phil Broadhurst, Frank Gibson, Tony Hopkins and many others at Auckland’s Jazz hub The London Bar was heady stuff for this young impressionable lad from Beach Haven. Sometimes I even got to "sit in", and looking back I learnt all about the jazz artform on the bandstand by watching and learning night after night. I never went to University to learn the proper modes and scales - actually back then there was very little formal jazz education. But learn I did, and I took these special times with me and into the world at large when I left New Zealand in 1991. I wouldn’t return to live in New Zealand for over 15 years, but to this day those things I learned with my Dad, the music and the atmosphere, watching performers weave a spell on the audience and experiencing first hand the magic of live music is the legacy my father passed onto me.
“Songs With My Father is a chance for us to compare notes on some favourite songs and for me to show a little background in my journey as a musician. I’m sure Dad will have some stories too!”
Tickets on sale from 12 pm, Thursday, September 24 on the Live Nation website.