2016 Summer Sunday Jazz
(download schedule here )
10-Jan Blue Jaffas
14-Jan Chris Mason-Battley Group
24-Jan Trudy Lile and Mojave
31-Jan Maria O'Flaherty & Ben Fernandez Quartet
7-Feb Chris Mason-Battley Group
14-Feb Blue Jaffas
21-Feb Maria O'Flaherty & Ben Fernandez Quartet
28-Feb Allana Goldsmith & Dave Fisher
6-Mar Chris Mason-Battley Group
13-Mar Blue Jaffas
20-Mar Trudy Lile and Mojave
27-Mar Trudy Lile and Mojave
28-Mar Maria O'Flaherty & Ben Fernandez Quartet
The Summer Sunday Jazz Bands
The Blue Jaffas
This widely experienced quartet plays cool rhythms that blend flavours of Soul and Jazz with a sprinkling of the US South. The Jaffas are : Keith Prictor…guitar & vocals, Rick Cotter…drums & vocals, Greg O’Donnell…bass & vocals, Mal Smith…keyboards.
Their song list is a mix of original tunes and Jaffa versions of selected favourites, with the focus always being on the heartbeat of the music.
Trudy Lile & Mojave
New Zealand born jazz flutist and vocalist Trudy Lile is well known to audiences around New Zealand jazz festivals, and has been a regular feature to Coopers Creek audiences. Performing with her band Mojave who are considered some of New Zealand’s finest professional jazz musicians. The repertoire is a fresh, sophisticated and energetic blend of great things jazz and latin with a warm infectious groove delivered with cheek and wit!
Maria O’Flaherty & Ben Fernandez Quartet
Their repertoire stretches from lively renditions of jazz standards and a mix of bebop, blues, sambas, bossa novas and funk. This polished band is full of energy and a highlight at many jazz festivals. Featuring the gorgeous tones of Maria O’Flaherty
and keyboard virtuoso Ben Fernandez
, accomplished bass player Russell McNaughton
and solid time keeper Jason Orme
Chris Mason Battley Group
Fusing diverse influences from jazz-funk to world music, CMB Group creates innovative modern jazz with a distinctive New Zealand flavour. With 3 albums released to date, numerous performances at arts and music festivals and over 1 million downloads of their songs, CMB Group is one of New Zealand’s leading jazz groups.
Allana Goldsmith Group
This band plays a wide range of music from the 1930’s: Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald swing, to contemporary modern jazz styles including Miles Davis and Norah Jones. Allana Goldsmith has a warm contralto voice that she uses with style and ease. Allana is a New Zealand Maori/European, her Iwi are Ngati Porou and Ngai Tai. She has written her own lyrics in Te Reo Maori to some jazz standards and is also composing her own tunes.