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by Martin McFie
Composer Claire Cowan has been writing film scores since 2007. She branched out from her film work to accept a commission from the Royal New Zealand Ballet company, producing a completely new score for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel." An old lady living in the woods who fattens up children with gingerbread to ...
Alan Brown is an established jazz pianist within New Zealand, from having led a highly successful jazz-funk band in the 90’s - Blue Train (1996 Jazz Album of the Year winner), through to having been a core member of The Grand Central Band. He is currently a member of Nathan Haines' 'Dream Band' and works regularly with artists such as Caitlin Smith. Alan’s varied musical influences has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, who released ‘About That Time’ through Ode Records in 2007; as well as downtempo electronica under the name Mistake Theory, which attracted large internet success on mp3.com in 2000. It is this combination of styles as well as Alan’s love of classical, rock and world music, that has culminated in the current project - a contemporary and fresh blend of influences that could be defined ‘jazz’, but is also something else…
Japanese-born New Zealander Miho Wada leads her pocket-sized jazz orchestra on flute and saxophone, performing her unique style of music described in the media as "Afro-Cuban flute meets J-Pop". Growing up in the seaside town of Miyazaki, Japan and later Christchurch, New Zealand, she seamlessly blends stylish contemporary jazz with her unique pan-pacific flavour. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance at the University of Canterbury, she moved to London for further study at the Trinity College of Music. She worked for the National Orchestra of Malta in Valletta for a short time before deciding to challenge her creativity and explore other musical possibilities
The Carolina Moon Jazz Group are an exciting group of
superbly talented jazz artists which features the
dynamic partnership of vocalist Carolina Moon and Roger
Manins on tenor saxophone.
Playing fresh arrangements from an eclectic and versatile songlist of over 300 songs, their program includes classic jazz standards and soul searching love songs from the American Songbook, flavours of elegant French chanson and earthy Spanish and Latin American rhythms, to cutting edge contemporary jazz repertoire.
A native UK-er, Carolina (aka Caroline Lynn) first began singing on the London jazz scene of the early 90s
New Zealand saxophonist Roger Manins has previously recorded with Mike Nock & James Muller. This is his debut album for Jazzgroove (originally released on Ode in New Zealand) and features Manins with his Hip Flask band. HIP FLASK includes 7 original tracks composed by Roger Manins. "There is often an interesting correlation between the physicality of a musician and their sound and style. Roger Manins is a burly New Zealander who makes a big, bold sound on a tenor saxophone, and who smears thick, bright paint on his musical canvases. This recording was actually made back in 2001, when Manins was based in Sydney, and has the unusual instrumentation of Hammond organ (Stu Hunter), piano (Adam Ponting) bass (Brendan Clarke) and drums (Toby Hall)
"Lynn is scholarly in a completely relaxed way and often powerfully expressive" John Clare, Metropolitan Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald 03 With a voice described as 'vibrant and beautiful' (SMH), Caroline Lynn's background in jazz and improvised musics, classical voice, Indian vocal techniques, folk and medieval music colour her interpretaion of both traditional and contemporary material. Her extensive performance career has spanned the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Shanghai. Caroline was born and raised on the UK/London jazz and festival scene of the early 90's, immersed in the buzz of a multicultural city and its music
Vocals for: 2006 The Dylan Storey Band ‘Bones’, Linn Lorkin ‘Kiwiana’ 2005 The Caitlin Smith Group ‘Aurere’. Formed and performed with alt.folk/country acapella harmony trio The Sextons 2004 SJD,’Southern Lights’, Lorina Harding,’Clean Break’ Richard Watt, film soundtrack to ‘Land of my Father’ with Oliver Mtukudzi and Whirimako Black, Nairobi Trio, D-Dub, Davey G and the Engines of Efficiency, BVs for Ben Lummis’s No 1 “They can’t take that away” 2003 Concord Dawn • ‘Let it Go’. Short film theme song w/ Brunettes and Don McGlashin “Sweet as Candy”, For Bob Frisbee • the Rainy Days
Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd
Sydney trumpeter Eamon Dilworth (Tijuana Cartel, Ed Kuepper, Low Down Riders) is touring his latest Jazz album Viata across Australia & New Zealand July 26th-August 3rd with Alister Spence & Paul Derricott. Special guests in each city will include Julien Wilson, James Muller & Roger Manins. Eamon is best known for his previous albums with The ...
by Jack Gold-Molina
Born March 30, 1950 in Birmingham, England, Dave Ball began playing guitar at the age of 13, and, at the age of 15, left school to pursue music professionally. Two years later, in 1967, he formed the band Ideal Milk with his brother Denny, who played bass, and drummer Cozy Powell, recording a blazing set of ...
by Dan Papirany
Meet Dan Papirany: I was born in Israel and moved to New Zealand when I was 21. I studied drums for two years and then changed to a piano major. I graduated with a bachelor in jazz performance in 1999 and continued studying to become a high school teacher. In 2011 I moved to QLD, ...