Wil Sargisson is heading back to Australia and his PIANO Stool will be taken by the very experienced BEN WILCOCK.
Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries
Creative, Music and Performance
“I’m lucky to be able to teach in an area I’m very passionate about – music,” says Toi Ohomai creative tutor, Ben Wilcock.
Ben holds a bachelor’s in Music and his work as a composer and performer has appeared on more than 30 albums.
He also co-founded Thick Records NZ and performed at a number of big music festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Sydney Arts Festival and Java Jazz Festival.
Apart from teaching, he’s managed to stay active in the music industry and has curated Hot Club de Kiwi at Wellington Jazz Festival for the past five years, as well as being a pianist for Bella Kalolo, Aaradnha, Louis Baker and US blues musician Chris Cain.
When he’s not making music, Ben loves reading Sci-Fi books and history
Two of the greatest Jazz artists from NZ and abroad join forces to offer a night of Classic Jazz. Tickets $19 ON EVENTFINDA $25 at the door.
Their repertoire runs the gamut from so-called 'jazz standards' (Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael) through to pieces by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, and Donny Hathaway. Margot and Wil are vastly experienced in these genres and able to perform comfortably here with minimal preparation.