Two of New Zealand's most respected international jazz musicians Nathan Haines and Jonathan Crayford join forces with Indian born tabla player Manjit Singh for a special one-off concert fusing improvised jazz, Indian classical and electronica.
Nathan was appointed Musical Director of the APRA Silver Scrolls in 2019, and his first job was to engage Jonathan Crayford to write musical arrangements. The pair worked and performed alongside Manjit and members of his Takadimi Ensemble to present a stunning version of the Silver Scroll finalist song "Olympic Girls" by Tiny Ruins, considered a highlight of the awards.
Taking this initial collaboration as a starting point the trio have written a series of new works exploring their respective traditions, weaving new meaning into the ancient disciplines of Indian Classical musics and improvisation.
All three musicians are masters of their craft and this very special concert will be a unique opportunity to see and hear these world class performers at close quarters in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of Nelson's Mussel Inn.