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It’s jazz hot˚

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It’s jazz hot˚ Get ready to find your jazz hot spot at this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival. From a sold-out crowd to a cosy booth for two, the cool capital comes out to play at this mid-winter musical feast. Come join us for a soul-warming fix of bar-hopping, head-bopping good times. With more than 150 gigs in five days to choose from you’ll revel in the magical live sound of some of music’s finest national and international artists. We can’t wait to see you there! Shelagh Magadza Artistic Director

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How to Book

So much music and so little time. Best hop to it! Tickets to paid events are on sale now.

Opera House events Online: jazzfestival.co.nz

Phone: 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538) In Person: At Ticketek agencies nationwide On the Door: At the venue two hours prior to the show, strictly subject to availability BOOKING FEES APPLY - FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TICKETEK

Jazz at Large events

Check the show’s event page at jazzfestival.co.nz for booking details. Free events are first-come, first-served, so we recommend you arrive in good time. To contact the Wellington Jazz Festival office, phone 04 473 0149. Please note: The information in this brochure is correct at time of publication. The Wellington Jazz Festival reserves the right to alter without any notice any events, artists and times. Full event terms and conditions can be found at jazzfestival.co.nz.

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The Festival Lowdown

Whether you’re going to one gig or one hundred, here are a few insider tips to help you make the most of this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival. Find your jazz

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Put our website to work to make your programme picks. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, a sneaky daytime gig, or want to know what’s happening at your favourite Festival venue - we’ve made it easy to find your kind of jazz.

Get in the know

Sign up online for our regular Jazz Notes email to get the inside word on Festival events, ticket offers, and giveaways.

Treat yourself

Looking for a tasty pre or post-show treat? Be sure to check out the delicious Jazz Bites food and drink offers listed in this programme and on our website.

Who’s the Best of the Fest?

Vote for your favourite Festival gig via the Wellington Jazz Festival Facebook page and you’ll go in the draw for a $100 gift voucher. Plus the winning Best of the Fest musicians will take away a $1000 cash prize! Entries open 9am Wednesday 7 June and close at 12pm on Sunday 11 June.

Don’t get lost ...

If you’re mobile-friendly use our handy online map to find your way from venue to venue, or pocket the one at the back of this programme.

... Or do

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Bill Frisell WHEN Wed 7 June, 8pm

USA

WHERE Opera House

Featuring Petra Haden, Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston Experience the quicksilver sound of “guitar genius” (

magazine) Bill Frisell, performing his first-ever

New Zealand show. This understated musical chameleon PRICE A $89, B $79, C $59 Selling Fast!

and shining light of Americana is “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” (

).

Revel in a sweetly dark and dreamy evening of reimagined cinema and TV soundtrack music from his 2017 Grammy Award-nominated album Sure to be an opening-night knock-out.

“Plays guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet” THE NEW YORKER

Partnered by:

Thanks to:


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“Flawless” BBC

Dianne Reeves WHEN Fri 9 June, 8pm

USA

WHERE Opera House

Featuring Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal and Terreon Gully Make some soul time with five-time Grammy Award-winner Dianne Reeves. A sultry and soulful storyteller, her unique jazz stylings reflect a pure and

PRICE A $89, B $79, C $59 Selling Fast!

heart-felt love of music. From R&B to pop, folk and rock – she owns them all with her lush, crystal-clear voice. With collaborators ranging from all-time greats like Wynton Marsalis to new guards Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper, Reeves is the true heir to Ella Fitzgerald’s queen of jazz throne.

Partnered by:

Thanks to:

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Harold LópezNussa Trio WHEN Sun 11 June, 7pm

Cuba

WHERE Opera House

PRICE A $59, B $49, C $39

Globe-trotting Cuban charmer Harold López-Nussa brings the heat in this upbeat Festival closer. A classical piano prodigy and Cuba National Symphony Orchestra soloist, López-Nussa made a late switch to jazz and has never looked back. He’s since collaborated with musical legends like Chucho Valdés and the Buena Vista Social Club, and is a regular at the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Come sway the night away and feel the energetic rhythms and magical melodies of this next-big-thing. It’s the perfect end-of-the-weekend antidote.

“As joyous as Chick Corea”

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DOWNBEAT

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“The in sound from far out” THE GUARDIAN

The Comet is Coming WHEN Sat 10 June, 8pm

UK

WHERE Opera House

PRICE A $49

Brace for impact as these futuristic space-jazz pioneers get set to hit Wellington. Fusing jazz, Afro-beat and electronica, The Comet is Coming are your Saturday night soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse, with members King Shabaka (Sons of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down), Danalogue and Betamax your cosmic guides. These one-time Snarky Puppy openers are now charting their own path, making last year’s prestigious Mercury Prize shortlist for the UK’s best album. Book fast and get ready to dance like it’s the end

Partnered by:

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Dave Weckl & Tony Lindsay

With Adam Schroeder and Alex Sipiagin Catch the jazz beat with one of the world’s greatest living drummers, Dave Weckl. A regular performer WHEN Thu 8 June, 8pm

USA

WHERE Opera House

with jazz great Chick Corea, Weckl delivers every time, creating an “explosive” (

) fusion of funk,

rock and blues. He’s joined by Grammy Award-winning Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay,

rising sax star Adam

Schroeder, Mingus Big Band trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, PRICE A $59, B $49

and concert openers the New Zealand School of Music Big Band – Aotearoa’s premier student ensemble. Partnered by:

Thanks to:

BACH BEAT:

Michael Houstoun & The Rodger Fox Big Band WHEN Sun 11 June, 3pm

Marvel as master musicians Michael Houstoun, on piano, and Rodger Fox on trumbone blend the

NZ

best of classical with the best of jazz. From a big WHERE Opera House

band take on Bach to original music by Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Cunliffe, a swinging Sunday afternoon awaits. Also featuring special

PRICE

guest appearances by American guitarist Chris

A $39

Cain and Kiwi vocalist Erna Ferry.


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“Triumphant” LONDON JAZZ NEWS

“Spine-tingling” NEW ZEALAND MUSICIAN

SEOUL JAZZ:

The Jac & Black String WHEN Sat 10 June, 4pm

NZ / S.Korea Thanks to:

Wellington meets world jazz in this exciting international premiere. Cheer on home-town jazz heroes The Jac as they’re joined by South Korea’s Black String in the

WHERE Opera House

PRICE A $39

culmination of a year-long collaboration. This powerful night of in-the-moment magic melds Black String’s electrifying and explosive play on Korean musical traditions with the cinematic sound of awardwinning New Zealand talents The Jac. Be there as they forge a new Korean-Kiwi jazz genre.

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Wellington Night Market Winter Warmer Chase away those winter blues with some warm WHEN Sat 10 June, 5-9pm

WHERE Lower Cuba St

PRICE Free

fuzzies at this special Wellington Jazz Festival edition of Saturday’s popular Night Market. Grab your friends and family, and a bite to eat while you enjoy live music, dancing, and all-round good times with Black Spider Stomp, The Front-liners and Afrokan. You’ll be footloose and fancy free before you know it! Partnered by:

Light House Cuba Film Series Revisit the classics and discover new favourites with WHEN Fri 9-Sun 11 June

Light House Cuba’s jazz-inspired film series. Nestle into the theatre’s sumptuous surrounds and enjoy screenings of the perennially popular

WHERE Light House Cuba

featuring Thelonious Monk and Louis Armstrong; Billie Holiday biopic starring Diana Ross; and the Oscar Award-nominated , starring George Clooney

PRICE $17.50 + Conc

and 2017 Festival headliner Dianne Reeves. Partnered by:


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Jazz at St Peter’s WHEN Thu 8-Sat 10 June, 6pm Sun 11 June, 10am WHERE St Peter’s on Willis

Take a moment to enjoy one of Wellington’s most beautiful music venues, at this free concert series featuring Mark Donlon & Alex Sipiagin, Brad Kang, and the Secret Islands Quintet. Then reflect on the miracle of music, as the city’s spiritual home of jazz hosts a Sunday Jazz Service

PRICE

in an uplifting end-of-Festival tradition.

Free

New Zealand Jazz Awards 2017 The New Zealand Jazz Awards are heading to the Wellington Jazz Festival! The annual Awards recognise exceptional talent within Aotearoa’s busy jazz scene. Our huge congratulations go to this year’s finalists … Recorded Music NZ Best Jazz Album Award finalists: Crayford, by Mike Nock Trio & NZTrio, and APRA Best Jazz Composition finalists: by Bruce Brown, and

by Jonathan by Myele Manzanza by Callum Allardice, by Jasmine Lovell-Smith

The winners will be announced at an industry Awards party on Sunday 11 June - follow us on Facebook and go into the draw to win a double pass! book now at

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Jazz At Large

Enjoy amazing live music and jazz hot food & drink across the city. WEDS 7 JUNE 5PM

The BluesBerries

One tall man, a ‘young lion’ and not Jack Reacher Where DILLINGER’S FREE

6PM

The Stockwell Syndrome

A musical kaleidoscope of jazz, hip hop and house music Where CAROLINE $10

6PM

Gin & Jazz

An intimate evening with talented jazz duo Two For Percy Where FOXGLOVE BAR & KITCHEN FREE

6PM

9.45PM

A racy-tasty-spacey duo

A ruckus of an album, recorded at last year’s WJF

Winston Te Hau Iti and Oscar Lavën Where MOON FREE

7PM

Rogue Piano Lounge

Voodoo and vice from the bordellos of New Orleans Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND FREE

7.30PM

Poetry in Motion

Slam poetry is the new jazz in this WJF special Where MEOW $5

8PM Bill Frisell

The Troubles Live Album Release Party

Where MEOW $10 EARLY BIRD

10PM

Ari Hoenig (USA)

Performing for the first time in NZ, Ari puts drumming centre stage Where PYRAMID CLUB $34.50

10PM

TTE Jazz Jam

Hear some of Wellington’s finest sit in for a tune Where THE THIRD EYE FREE

10.45PM

Meow Jazz Jam #1

Experience live jazz in a lounge fit for the Hollywood greats

The most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years

Where QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON FREE

Where OPERA HOUSE $59-89

Where MEOW FREE

QT Sips & Sounds

6PM

High Society

A sweet and salty cocktail of jazz, blues, swing and soul Where ST JOHNS BAR & RESTAURANT FREE

8PM

Ari Hoenig (USA)

Performing for the first time in NZ, Ari puts drumming centre stage

As the players unwind, be prepared for anything

THUR 8 JUNE 9AM

NZSM Jazz Project: Big Band Contest

Where PYRAMID CLUB $34.50

High school jazz bands from around the country strut their stuff

8PM

Where OPERA HOUSE FREE

Where SOUTHERN CROSS FREE

Free jazz drummer Ant Donaldson takes on Frank Zappa’s band

12.15PM

7PM

Where CAROLINE $5

The country’s finest young jazz improvisers show us their skills

6:30PM

Kroon for your Kai

Musicians sing for their supper in this special WJF edition

John Key Trio

Celebrating his 50th year in music with a new album Where THISTLE INN FREE

7PM IMAGE: NATHAN HAINES

7PM

The Pleasure Point Sextet

A powerful and exciting group playing the jazz gamut Where THE REALM BISTRO & BAR FREE

Mothers of Invention

9.30PM

NZSM Jazz Project: Improvisation Contest

Where OPERA HOUSE FREE

Lex French–Jasmine Lovell-Smith Quartet

5PM

Where HAVANA BAR FREE

The Dan Fulton Quartet pay tribute to modern jazz legend Jaco Pastorius

Old Music, New Music, Borrowed Music, Blue Music

Portrait of Jaco

Where CAROLINE $10


It’s jazz hot˚ 5.30PM

The London Derrieres

Andrew London leads this ensemble on a tour of Southern-style jazz Where DILLINGER’S FREE

5.30PM

Dave Weckl Drum Workshop

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Listen and learn from one of the world’s greatest drummers Where OPERA HOUSE $20

6PM

QT Sips & Sounds

7PM

9PM

The work of NZ’s first Poet Laureate Bill Manhire set to music

This laid-back keys man presents tunes from his new album

Words Take Flight

Where CAROLINE $10

7.30PM

Tami Neilson’s Song of Sinners

Soul and country meet the gospel truth and backwater blues Where MEOW $39 EARLY BIRD

Experience live jazz in a lounge fit for the Hollywood greats

7.30PM

Where QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON

Lusciously classic jazz, blues, and retro-pop with High Society

6PM

Chocolate Thunder

An eclectically electric live funk and groove band Where THE GREENMAN PUB FREE

6PM

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Maiden Voyage

Herbie Hancock’s album played live by pianist Dan Hayles and band Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND FREE

6PM

Cocktail Jazz

Where FOXGLOVE BAR & KITCHEN FREE

8PM

Ari Hoenig (USA)

Performing for the first time in NZ, Ari puts drumming centre stage Where PYRAMID CLUB $34.50

8PM

Dave Weckl & Tony Lindsay

Catch the jazz beat with one of the world’s greatest living drummers

The Little Blast Orchestra

Where OPERA HOUSE $49-59

Where THE THIRD EYE $10

8.30PM

You’ll have a blast with this swinging seven-piece

6PM

Jazz at St Peter’s: Mark Donlon & Alex Sipiagan A dynamic duo of a gig Where ST PETER’S ON WILLIS FREE

7PM

The Boogaloos

Soul-jazz, hard-bop and burning swing spearheaded by two hard-hitting horn-men Where LITTLE BEER QUARTER FREE

The Pleasure Point Sextet

A powerful and exciting group playing the jazz gamut Where THE LIDO CAFE FREE

8.30PM

Cryin’ Shame

Catch this WJF special Capital Blues Club meetup Where HOTEL BRISTOL FREE

John Key Trio with Mike Booth

Where MOON $10

9.45PM

Monk meets Mars Volta

Intergalatic jazz from The Monks of Mars Where MEOW $10

10PM

The Sunlight Band

Jazz-infused funk and world tunes to move your brain and booty Where HASHIGO ZAKE FREE

10PM

Ari Hoenig (USA)

Performing for the first time in NZ, Ari puts drumming centre stage Where PYRAMID CLUB $34.50

10PM

Gold Nugget Pawn Shop

A night of infectious New Orleans rhythm and blues Where HAVANA BAR FREE

10PM

Rogue Classic Albums Live: The Brecker Bros

Saxophonist Oscar Lavën’s live take on this 1975 fusion classic Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND $5

10PM

Ed Zuccollo Trio

New music from this popular Trinity Roots keys player Where THE THIRD EYE $10

8.45PM

Al Campbell’s Romantic Notions

A vibrant contemporary jazz tapestry Where CAROLINE $10

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Jazz At Large

Enjoy more amazing live music and jazz hot food & drink across the city. 10.30PM

4.15PM

USA blues guitarist Chris Cain performs with his band

Support singers step into the spotlight in this film festival fave

The Blues Gala

20 Feet From Stardom

6PM

Jazz at St Peter’s: Brad Kang

Modern, New York-influenced jazz originals from Kang’s new EP

Where HOTEL BRISTOL FREE

Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

10.45PM

5PM

As the players unwind, be prepared for anything

All the tunes you want to hear - and some you forgot you wanted to!

6PM

Where DILLINGER’S FREE

Saxophonist Jake Baxendale presents Wayne Shorter’s 1966 classic live

Meow Jazz Jam #2

Where MEOW FREE

11.30PM

Jimmy and The Jets

TTE Jazz Jam

5.30PM

Where THE THIRD EYE FREE

Delightfully seductive harmonies and humour with this talented trio

Hear some of Wellington’s finest sit in for a tune

FRI 9 JUNE 8.40AM

NZSM Jazz Project: Combo Competition

High school jazz combos from around the country strut their stuff Where VICTORIA UNIVERSITY FREE

1.30PM

Lady Sings the Blues

Diana Ross plays the magnificent but tragic song stylist Billie Holiday

Raven Mavens with Neil Billington

Where THUNDERBIRD CAFÉ FREE

5.30PM

The Zeelanders

A life of fame, excess and bliss retold through music

Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND FREE

6PM

Royal NZ Airforce Jazz Orchestra An homage to Duke Ellington one of America’s great jazz composers Where OLD ST PAUL’S $20

7PM

Jamming Knot

The versatile Julie Bevan Trio interweave a love of jazz and Latin rhythm

6PM

Where SOUTHERN CROSS FREE

Experience live jazz in a lounge fit for the Hollywood greats

7PM

QT Sips & Sounds

Where QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON FREE

6PM

2PM

Exploring the future and past through spontaneous sonic vibrations

WJF17 headliner Dianne Reeves sings her Grammy Awardwinning soundtrack on-screen

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Speak No Evil

Where MEOW KOHA

Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

Good Night and Good Luck

Where ST PETER’S ON WILLIS FREE

The Matinees

Where CAROLINE $10

Suburban Jazz Band

Be entertained by some of Wellington’s most suburban jazz performers Where SPRIG & FERN FREE

7PM

Belladonna Blu

The great jazz divas brought to life in one enchanting evening

Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

6PM

Where ORPHEUS BAR & RESTAURANT $5

4PM

From Dan’s garage to now

7.30PM

Jazz on A Summer’s Day

Relive the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in this cult classic Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

Soldiers Of The Pharaoh Where LEROY’S FREE

6PM

The Pleasure Point Quartet

A powerful and exciting group playing the jazz gamut Where ST JOHNS BAR & RESTAURANT FREE

Guns at Dawn

Two boogie-woogie pianos equals one saloon-swinging showdown Where MEOW $10


It’s jazz hot˚ 8PM

Chris O’Connor and the Evenly Odd

Master drummer explores musical concepts of magic numbers Where PYRAMID CLUB $10-15

8PM

Late Night Jazz

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Soak up the sultry vibe with entertainers extraordinaire High Society Where THE BLACK SPARROW FREE

8PM

Love Love

Surround yourself in a synthetic and electric jazz landscape Where CAROLINE $10

9PM

10PM

Time warping trio of saxophone, guitar and drums.

Fuzzed out psychedelic free jazz.

The Metabolists

Where PYRAMID CLUB $10-15

9.30PM Yayné

Her hypnotizing vocals and clever lyrics will connect you to the music Where MOON $10

9.30PM

The Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers

A scintillating speakeasy night with Strait City’s most swinging septet Where HOTEL BRISTOL FREE

8PM

9.30PM

Make some soul time with this five-time Grammy Award-winner

Swing swing swing the night away these slick songsters

Dianne Reeves

Where OPERA HOUSE $59-89

8PM

Live at CQ: Phil Costello and the Five O’Clock Shadows

Lounge out and linger awhile with these show-men of jazz Where CQ HOTEL WELLINGTON FREE

8.30PM

The Ayrtones

Dine out in style on Parker, Monk and Coltrane classics Where LOGAN BROWN RESTAURANT FREE

8.30PM Noir

Socialise to the svelte sounds of this local songbird Where THE LIDO FREE

Sing Sing Sing

Where MEOW $10 EARLY BIRD

10PM

Niko Ne Zna

Get your groove on to this high-energy gypsy brass extravaganza Where MATTERHORN FREE

10PM

Borrowed Cassettes Live

Jazz-tinged explorations of ambient and techno with a live band Where CAROLINE $10

The Stinging Nettles

Where PYRAMID CLUB $10-15

10PM

Nick Granville Funk Trio

Get down on the d-floor with James Brown, MJ and more Where HASHIGO ZAKE FREE

10PM

The Music of Cannonball Adderley

Dance to the funky hard-bop beat of this jazz sax legend Where THE THIRD EYE $10

10PM

A Tribute To Ray Barretto

Memories of this Latin jazz percussionist will fire up the dancefloor Where HAVANA BAR $5

11.30PM

TTE Jazz Jam

Hear some of Wellington’s finest sit in for a tune Where THE THIRD EYE FREE

11.30PM

Call of the Jungle: Stretchfoot

A radical troop of jazz guerrillas commandeer an old-school beat Where MEOW $10

12.30AM

10PM

Meow Jazz Jam #3

Trumpeter Lex French presents Miles Davis’ 1969 album with full band

Where MEOW FREE

Rogue Classic Albums Live: In A Silent Way

As the players unwind, be prepared for anything

Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND $5

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Jazz At Large

Enjoy even more amazing live music and jazz hot food & drink across the city. SAT 10 JUNE 1.30PM

Lady Sings the Blues

Diana Ross plays the magnificent but tragic song stylist Billie Holiday Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

2PM

Percolators Brass Band: On the Bayou

Mixing soul, blues & funk with the traditional New Orleans second-line parade Where WELLINGTON MUSEUM $10-15

2PM

Good Night and Good Luck

WJF17 headliner Dianne Reeves sings her Grammy Awardwinning soundtrack on-screen Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

3PM

The Jelly Rolls Album Release Party

A flavoursome brew of Harlem stride and boogie woogie joy Where CAROLINE $10

4PM

The Jazz Robots

An assortment of psychedelic future jazz-funk

Where SOUTHERN CROSS FREE

4PM

Jazz on A Summer’s Day

Relive the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in this cult classic Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

4PM

Seoul Jazz: The Jac & Black String

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Wellington meets world in this exciting international premiere Where OPERA HOUSE $39

4.15PM

20 Feet From Stardom

Support singers step into the spotlight in this film festival fave Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

4.30PM

Jazz Kōrero: Talking about Jazz in New Zealand Roundtable revelations on Aotearoa’s jazz past and present Where THE THIRD EYE FREE

5PM

Wellington Night Market Winter Warmer

Live music, dancing, and all-round good times Where LOWER CUBA ST FREE

5PM

Caro Manin’s Hot Gypsy Swing Feel the heat of a steamy French jazz club Where CAROLINE $15

5PM

6PM

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Prayer Meetin’

Organist Chris Yeabsley takes on Jimmy Smith’s 1963 Blue Note classic Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND FREE

6PM

Uncle Silverback Live

Hip hop jazz fusions with live trombone and vinyl beats Where MEOW KOHA

7PM

Nathan Haines

This genre-bending international artist previews his forthcoming album Where THISTLE INN $35

7PM

Festival All Stars Big Band

18 swinging musicians (count ‘em!) perform Count Basie classics Where CAROLINE $20

The Lounge Lizards

8PM

Where LEROY’S FREE

Brace for impact with these futuristic space-jazz pioneers

The Rat Pack is back!

6PM

QT Sips & Sounds

Experience live jazz in a lounge fit for the Hollywood greats Where QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON FREE

6PM

Chocolate Thunder

An eclectically electric live funk and groove band Where DILLINGER’S FREE

6PM

Jazz at St Peter’s: Secret Islands Quintet

An exquisite, uniquely New Zealand take on the North American jazz tradition Where ST PETER’S ON WILLIS FREE

The Comet is Coming

Where OPERA HOUSE $49

8PM

The Revolutionary Arts Ensemble

This Hasting’s septet plays your free jazz favourites Where MEOW $10

8PM

Jumpin’ the Blues

Boogie, Blues, Satire and Swing Where ST PETER’S HALL, PAEKAKARIKI $20

8.30PM

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

Let this bluesy band add some heat to your Saturday Where THE LIDO CAFE FREE


It’s jazz hot˚ 9PM

10PM

12AM

A hot jazz fusion with authentic upbeat roots samba

South American samba-funk led by one genre-defying drummer

As the players unwind, be prepared for anything

Só Samba present Samba-Jazz

Where LEROY’S FREE

9PM

Our Love Will Destroy the World

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Campbell Kneale’s mind altering power-drones

Sulco d’Alma

Where HAVANA BAR $5

10PM

Jason Wilcox Jazz Trio A tasty treat of a trio

Where MEOW $10

Where ANCESTRAL FREE

9PM

10PM

The Jive Monsters

Shake your tail feather to 1940s swing and jump Where CAROLINE $10

9.30PM

Clube do Choro Round 3!

This popular gig is always packed to its rooftop bar rafters Where BASQUE FREE

10PM

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Out To Lunch! Saxophonist Blair Latham presents Eric Dolphy’s 1964 album

Darren Watson & The Dangerous Experts

Soulful Rhythm & Blues guitar legend performs with his new band Where HASHIGO ZAKE FREE

10.30PM

The Richter City Rebels

A Mardi Gras mash-up of hip hop, jazz and funk Where HOTEL BRISTOL FREE

10.30PM

The Neo Hot Jive Orchestra This stonking big band are raging, engaging, and always upstaging!

Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND $5

Where SOUTHERN CROSS FREE

10PM

11PM

Last chance to catch this outfit together before they leave town

Battling horns compete in a foot stomping face-off

John Key Trio with Mike Booth

Where THE THIRD EYE $10

10PM

Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes

Ten tight pieces of hip-shaking talent courtesy of Tāmaki Makaurau Where MATTERHORN $5

10PM

Melancholy Babes

Free-wheeling free jazz trio of great musical minds Where MEOW $15

The Hot Seven

Meow Jazz Jam #4

Where MEOW FREE

SUN 11 JUNE 10AM

Jazz at St Peter’s: Festival Jazz Service

The traditional end-of-thefestival service, featuring good jazz! Where ST PETER’S ON WILLIS FREE

11.30AM

CQ Hotel Wellington Sunday Session

Ease into your Sunday with a very jazzy brunch with High Society Where CQ HOTEL WELLINGTON FREE

11.40AM

Lady Sings the Blues

Diana Ross plays the magnificent but tragic song stylist Billie Holiday Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

12.15PM

Good Night and Good Luck

WJF17 headliner Dianne Reeves sings her Grammy Awardwinning soundtrack on-screen Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

Where CAROLINE $15

1.30PM

11PM

Diana Ross plays the magnificent but tragic song stylist Billie Holiday

OSO Orchestra

Ancient future funksters the Orchestra of Spheres expand their ranks

Lady Sings the Blues

Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

Where MEOW $15

2.15PM

11.30PM

Support singers step into the spotlight in this film festival fave

TTE Jazz Jam

Hear some of Wellington’s finest sit in for a tune Where THE THIRD EYE FREE

20 Feet From Stardom

Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC find out more at

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Jazz At Large

Enjoy much more amazing live music and jazz hot food & drink across the city. 2.30PM

Clube do Choro

Irresistible Latin beats and samba rhythms with Brazil’s answer to jazz Where THE THIRD EYE $10

3PM

Bach Beat: Michael Houston & The Rodger Fox Big Band

Master musicians blend the best of classical with the best of jazz Where THE OPERA HOUSE $39

3PM

Ruth Armishaw

IMAGE: TOM DENNISON

This musical chameleon and versatile vocalist shows her true jazz colours Where THE LIDO CAFE FREE

3PM

5PM

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Getz/Gilberto

Brazilian chanteuse Alda Rezende and band bring back the bossa nova Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND $5

6PM

6PM

7.45PM

Relaxing soulful jazz with these house crooners

A unique voice and immense charisma sets this jazz soulstress apart

Cliff Leatherbarrow Trio

Where THE BUTCHER AND BREWER FREE

Relive the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in this cult classic Where LIGHT HOUSE CUBA $17.50 +CONC

4.30PM

AfroKan

100% authentic Afro-Cuban jazz, plus dance class! Where SOUTHERN CROSS FREE

Wallace Album Launch

Where MEOW $10 EARLY BIRD

8PM

Reuben Bradley Trio Album Release Show

Double Trouble

6PM

Jazz on A Summer’s Day

An intimate live performance by an iconic Kiwi vocalist

6pm

Where KELBURN VILLAGE PUB FREE

4PM

7PM

Where THISTLE INN $35

Where MEOW $10 EARLY BIRD

Where SPRIG & FERN FREE

Where ORPHEUS BAR & RESTAURANT FREE

Where QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON FREE

A relaxed afternoon of New Orleans-style blue jazz and R&B

Their long-awaited return to where it all began

Swinging grooves and sultry sambas

Hollie Smith Live & Acoustic

Experience live jazz in a lounge fit for the Hollywood greats

Spontaneously playful and deeply infectious original jazz

Tangerine Acoustic Jazz Group

JuztJazz Trio

QT Sips & Sounds

Sunday Session: Wellington Heads

4PM

7PM

Sunday Session: The Dancing & Drinking Society The afternoon’s festivities continue! Where KELBURN VILLAGE PUB FREE

6PM

Tom Dennison’s Zoo

Channelling the greats with this performance of his new album Where THE THIRD EYE $10

6.30PM Lavën-Foote-Randall Group

Hard-grooving stankness by way of Monk, Mingus and Django Reinhardt Where MOON FREE

7PM Harold López-Nussa Trio

Feel the heat of a Caribbean street party in this upbeat Festival closer Where OPERA HOUSE $39-59

Unwind with some stripped back, old school soul sounds Where MATTERHORN FREE

8PM

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five

Trumpeter Michael Costeloe takes on the Satch in this live set Where THE ROGUE & VAGABOND $5

9.30PM Jeff Henderson’s Dreamville

A specially commissioned composition of epic big band proportions Where MEOW $10

10PM

TTE Jazz Jam

Hear some of Wellington’s finest sit in for a tune Where THE THIRD EYE FREE

10.30PM

Meow Jazz Jam

As the players unwind, be prepared for anything Where MEOW FREE


It’s jazz hot˚

Jazz Bites Treat yourself to some jazz hot food and drink at this year’s Festival. Our Jazz Bites can be enjoyed before, during and after a gig, with some great deals on offer from some of Wellington’s best venues. Why choose when you can have them all?

Ancestral

Try a jazz hot Asian fusion set menu for two $35

Ancestral

Get yourself a sizzling Yakitori tasting platter $21

IMAGE: ST JOHNS BAR & RESTAURANT

Basque

A fragrant paella and sangria match – it’s the perfect duet! $18-$22

Caroline

The Jazz Burger is back! Be quick for this Bird’s Eye chili beef and Asian slaw combo $10

CQ Hotel Wellington

Partake in a two course pre-show meal (shared starter and choice of one main) $35

CQ Hotel Wellington

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch alongside a cheeky morning cocktail VARIOUS

Crumpet

Offering five cocktails inspired by great jazz artists including the Ginger Rogers $14 EACH

Ekim Burgers

A yummy home made burger, hot chips and a drink $15

Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

A divine ‘French Seoul’ cocktail with Hennesy VS, apricot jam, yuzu syrup $10

El Matador

A hot wood-fired burger, patatas bravas with beer or wine $22

Field & Green

Indulge in a special three course Jazz Supper (choice of entrée and main, with a set dessert) PRICE $39

Matterhorn

Pre-show four plate set menu $60

Meow

Share a bottle of Seresin organic savignon blanc and famous farmhouse platter $50

Moon

Grab a special limitededition WJF pizza with a house beer or wine $22

Poquito Bar and Café

Go for a Tipsy Orange and Vanilla ice cream and biscotti dessert with a glass of house wine $15

QT Museum Hotel

Share a jazzed-up cheese board and two glasses of pinot $45

St Johns Bar & Restaurant

A selection of jazzy cocktails - think Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned and more $17

Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant Tasty Creole popcorn shrimp $12

The Third Eye

Share a jug of their special beer and WJF pizza a $30

Thunderbird Café

Transport yourself to America’s Deep South with a Hot Jazz Jambalaya $16

Zibbibo

Make a date for their pre or post-show three course set menu $55

Conditions may apply. For more information please visit jazzfestival.co.nz.

find out more at

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Our thanks

The Wellington Jazz Festival would like to say a huge thank you to our supporters, all the amazing artists and city venues who make this Festival possible, and of course our fabulous fans. Thanks for being a part of the fun! Core Partner

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Old St Paul’s _34 Mulgrave St, Thorndon Opera House Orpheus Bar & Restaurant Poquito Bar & Café Pyramid Club _272 Taranaki St, Mount Cook QT Museum Wellington The Realm Bistro & Bar _7 Moxham Ave, Hataitai The Rogue & Vagabond St Johns Bar & Restaurant St Peter’s Hall _Beach Rd, Paekakariki St Peter’s on Willis Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant Sprig & Fern _342 Tinakori Rd, Thorndon The Third Eye Thistle Inn _3 Mulgrave St, Pipitea Thunderbird Café Victoria University _Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Wellington Museum Wellington Night Market Zibbibo

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