JAZZ SPECTACULAR 2019
Guitarists Matthew Marshall and Bruce Forman
Described as “…a guitarist of superb technical accomplishment and a musician of perception and style” (Dominion Post), Matthew Marshall is passionate about enhancing and expanding the repertoire of the classical guitar, particularly through music from his native New Zealand, exploring innovative approaches to playing and introducing unusual and intriguing music to the world.
“For an instrument and its music to evolve and for it to flourish, composers of every generation must write for it, and their music must be performed and heard. This is really important to me and I love exploring new musical ideas and experimenting with new techniques on the guitar – and of course encouraging others to do so too.”
Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” Barney Kessel, Jazz Times
“Bruce Forman is a wonderful guitarist; extremely versatile and very musical…a first-rate accompanist and soloist.” Kenny Burrell
A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader, including his newest release Junkyard Duo; countless sideman recording dates—with a featured role on one of jazz great Ray Brown’s last albums; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, and acclaimed educator; in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Dept.—when does Bruce Forman rest?
In Concert with the Rodger Fox Nonet.
Lead by New Zealand’s most well known jazz musicians Dr.Rodger Fox and has many of the Wellington jazz scene’s leading performers in its ranks.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2.30pm
NAPIER - Paisley Stage
Booking through: www.eventfinda.co.nz