Jazz On the Kapiti Coast – Memories of A Friendly Invasion
Rodger Fox Jazz Ensemble to play music from the forties and fifties
Mulled Wine Concert in Paekakariki on Sunday 29 May at 2:30 Pm.
Rodger Fox is New Zealand’s foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer. He is no stranger to Mulled Wine Concerts and returns to the Memorial Hall on Paekakariki's glorious sea-front on SUNDAY MAY 29 at 2.30 in fine form, intending to give his audience an afternoon to swing to! Inspired by the Jazz music of the swing era, first brought to NZ by the US servicemen who were stationed at camps around Paekakariki in the 1940's Rodger and his Extended Jazz Ensemble will commemorate that time and extend it into the 1950s before swinging along into the sixties with a few arrangements of popular Beatles numbers. Rodger comments "Whatever numbers we do, they are all played in true Rodger Fox Band fashion... big bold and brassy… with a lot of sassy style from our vocalist Erna Ferry".
The Extended Jazz Ensemble is a seven-piece band, led by Rodger on trombone and backed up by well-known Wellington jazz artists James Guilford on trumpet, Bryn Van Vliet - saxophone, Ayrton Foote - keyboards, Gus Reece - guitar, Rory Macartney – bass and Lance Philip on drums. The fabulous Erna Ferry will be weaving her vocal magic around the songs Rodger has chosen to mark the occasion.
Rodger Fox has promoted and played in live concerts in the Global Festival arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival. In 2022 he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to music and in 2005 Massey University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Music. His various ensembles have released over three dozen full-length albums over the past decades and he has just released a new album of arrangements of Dave Dobbyn songs for 2022.
Organiser Mary Gow is pleased to welcome Rodger back again and notes that Mulled Wine Concerts will again be putting on its famous hospitality. Sangria (non-alcoholic) and water bottles will be available. A wide range of prizes, donated by our business community will be available in the raffle, so Mary asks patrons “Remember to bring a bit of cash along if you feel lucky!”.
Mulled Wine Concerts present RODGER FOX JAZZ ENSEMBLE. Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 96 The Parade, Paekakariki 5034 SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022.
Tickets: Pre-sales until Friday May 27 - $30/$15 (Child under 16). Door sales $35
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Ticket outlets: Magpie Paremata, 99 Mana Esplanade; Moby Dickens Bookshop, Paraparaumu Beach; Jenoa, 2 Mahara Place, Waikanae.
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