The 1950’s and 60’s was the era of greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Cannonball Adderly, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins – through them the HardBop sound was born.
Now, Auckland based the NewBop Quintet shines a fresh light on HardBop whilst recapturing the joy of that era and flouting a close link with the blues and a strong rhythmical presence. The NewBop Quintet revisits the HardBop ethos in stunning original tunes and a new take on standards like So What and Straight, No Chaser.
Formed in 2019 the NewBop Quintet hosts the mecca of New Zealand jazz musicians – Mike Booth on Trumpet, Pete France on Saxophone, Kevin Field on Piano, Wil Goodinson on Bass and Frank Gibson, Jr on Drums.
Only performing live at The Wellington Jazz Festival and Auckland venue The Tuning Fork in June this is a rare opportunity to see these world-renowned musicians in their most current band the NewBop Quintet.
Watch the NewBop Quintet playing here
Thursday 10th June Wellington – Meow
Tuesday 15th June Auckland – Tuning Fork
Tickets on sale 12.00pm Tuesday 27th April from Moshtix. Don’t miss these amazing musicians at these one-off shows!