The Rogue and Vagabond presents 'Big Band Thursdays'
Every Thursday for the month of August the Rogue will host a big band in different styles, with different bandleaders, playing original music and arrangements as well as some old favourites.
This week, Modern Jazz with Callum Allardice
Multi award-winning guitarist and composer Callum Allardice presents a fresh set of original music with 17 piece big band
In 2016 Callum’s Sons of Thunder (from The Jac’s 2015 album, The Green Hour) won the inaugural APRA Best Jazz Composition Award at the NZ Jazz Awards. He won it again the following year with Deep Thought from the 2018 Antipodes album, Good Winter, and in 2019 was a finalist for his piece, Chungin.
In 2017 Callum worked with Korean traditional/fusion group Black String, preforming commissions at the Wellington Opera house as one of the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival headline acts. The ensemble went on to perform at the Bukchon Traditional Music Festival and Jarasum International Jazz Festival in Korea.
Melding the sounds of film music, pop and rock, with contemporary jazz and improvised music, Callum uses song-like melodies over lush harmony and complex rhythm to create his own distinctive sound.
$10 per show or buy a subscription to the last 2 for $17.50