Trudy Lile & Mojave - Jan 12th
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! www.trudylile.co.nz
Auckland Big Band - Jan 19th
From our first rehearsal in a garage in 2017, Auckland Big Band has grown into a global community band with members from over a dozen countries. We’re on a mission to share the talent of the great jazz composers: Prima, Hefti, Strayhorn, Nestico, Zawinul, Hancock, Goodwin, and many more. If you know these names, or you’re just curious, come and check us out!
The De Sotos - Jan 26th
Fuelled by a powerful blend of rock-infused country blues, The DeSotos combine rich harmonies with reverberant guitar sounds, chunky bass runs and warm flourishes of Hammond organ. Alt Americana Country, NZ style. 'Shadow of Love' Paul's new solo album recorded with The DeSotos was released in April 2017 and gained strong critical acclaim. The DeSotos are: Paul Gurney – lead vocals, guitars, blues harp; Stuart McIntyre – bass, vocals; Ron Stevens – Hammond, keyboards, vocals; Michael Burrows – drums, vocals. www.facebook.com/thedesotos www.thedesotos.com