Tuesday, January 09, 2018

WELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL and other Jazz News


Jazz with Seoul

Tui Award–wining Kiwi jazz ensemble The Jac share some behind the scenes highlights from their recent tour of South Korea, including a performance at the prestigious Jarasum International Jazz Festival. Read more here



Drums + Sax = Drax

In more local jazz-guys-done-good news, Drax Project are enjoying some great buzz as the opening act for Lorde's recent New Zealand tour, and commercial radio airplay with their new single Woke Up Late.

These NZ School of Music jazz grads (bar one), are getting ready to launch their debut album early next year and pumping up the volume in two great gigs in the closing nights of the New Zealand Festival.  Read more here

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Dreams and Daggers

The Dominion Post music reviewer Colin Morris shares his thoughts on Cécile McLorin Salvant's new album, Dreams and Daggers. Our friends in the know tell us her upcoming 2018 New Zealand Festival gig is selling fast – so book before Christmas to secure your seat!  Click here to read more


And finally, Get your 2018 dairies out!   Summer might be now, but we're looking forward to a jazz hot winter at next year's Wellington Jazz Festival, 6-10 June 2018 and tickets for the big headliners go on sale 26 March.





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