Jazzorama: Celebrating Dunedin Jazz

by Insiders Dunedin

No less than twelve of Dunedin’s top jazz musicians are programmed into the upcoming 2014 Queenstown Jazz Festival and are gearing up to perform alongside an outstanding national and international line up over Labour weekend, 24 – 26 October. What better way to showcase and celebrate some of the jazz community than for the Dunedin contingent to offer a lively night of hot jazz – ‘Jazzorama’ - for audiences and musicians to enjoy before venturing to Queenstown...

This year’s artistic director of the Queenstown festival, Craig Sinclair, a former Dunedin-based musician who will also be participating in the Dunedin concert says, "the 2014 Queenstown Jazz Festival is having the honour of hosting 6 Dunedin jazz groups at this year’s festival: Nitro, Resonance Trio, K. Reid Quartet and Duo with Bill Martin, Trevor Coleman Funk Collective and Anantha & The Flatliners. Dunedin has a tremendous depth of jazz artists and the promotional concert in Dunedin will be a great chance to see all artists together."

Composer and musician Trevor Coleman says, "Dunedin has always maintained a strong Jazz scene, and has always had potential to grow further. It’s very encouraging that this inter-generational and inter-stylistic group of local, and recently local, fine musicians are gathering to present an event that will showcase some of the wonderful talent based here. Further, this evening will provide a taste of what to expect at the upcoming newly formatted Queenstown Jazz Festival that promotes a spirit of interaction among musicians and audience alike, reflecting the very geist of Jazz."

Dunedin-based pianist and composer, Bill Martin says, "Jazz in Dunedin is comprised of a few hard-working individuals who have curated various aspects of the scene, most notably Calder Prescott's jazz orchestra, Trevor Coleman's fusion groups and my own work with singers such as K. Reid and Robert Milne. Local musicians get the opportunity to play regular gigs in bars to audiences who keep the music alive, but the Queenstown jazz festival provides these same artists with an opportunity to present their music on a bigger stage and network with musicians of the highest calibre from across New Zealand and Australia."

Audiences can expect to be presented with a variety of jazz styles in the unique and cosy setting of the Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall, 362 Moray Place. The venue will provide a special intimacy likened to a House Concert with tabled seating and a small dance area. Limited seating capacity so bookings are highly recommended via adhoc.nz@gmail.com. BYO drinks & supper. Tickets are $20 each.

Jazzorama - Celebrating Dunedin Jazz
Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall
362 Moray Place, Dunedin
Saturday 4 October
7pm til late
$20

Follow the event on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/events/836942579669853/?fref=ts
Contact - adhoc.nz@gmail.com

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