Summer Sunday Jazz

Every summer Coopers Creek puts on a season of laid back jazz on Sunday afternoons at our vineyard in Huapai, an easy 25 minutes from downtown Auckland.

These are free concerts for our customers, there is an expectation that our wine will be purchased. (I know, should go without saying, but unfortunately......)
Dogs and children, who are both welcome, are excepted from this expectation.

Bands play 1 – 4pm, and the Cellar Door is open 10.30am – 5.30pm. 

You are welcome to bring a picnic and we have delicious cheese and fruit platters available. Please note absolutely no BYO wine. Light beer, soft drinks and barista coffee available, as well as fantastic wine!

Phone (09) 4128560 or check our Facebook page on the day if the weather looks a little damp.

The 2019 season of Summer Sunday Jazz starts on 13th January and runs through to 31st March.
There will be an additional concert on Easter Sunday, April 21st!
Note there will not be an Easter Monday concert.

The entire line up for the 2019 season is available here.

Otherwise this month's bands are:

Trudy Lile & Mojave - March 3rd

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 - March 10th

A talented band of Auckland based musicians with their own unique style and vibrant performances. Their repertoire stretches from lively renditions of Jazz standards, Latin and folk influences, French Chanson & funky grooves. A great line up of some of NZ’s best jazz musicians.

Chris Mason Battley Group - March 17th

The Chris Mason-Battley Group is one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary jazz groups with a passion for exploring new sonic territory. With 4 albums to date, they have relentlessly pushed beyond the boundaries of jazz into the worlds of taonga puoro, contemporary classical and ambient music. Continuing this journey, CMB Group is now venturing into the world of classic rock and pop, with dynamic, creative covers of the music of luminary artists such as The Police, Bowie, Queen, The Beatles, Dave Dobbyn and Split Enz.

The De Sotos - March 24th                                                                                                     

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.


ViVa Jazz Quartet - March 31st

The Viva Jazz Quartet is one of NZ’s coolest jazz groups; they have played together for over 25 years, bringing a lifetime of musical experience and entertainment to the stage. The group consists of Miles Tremlett (saxes), Darren Smith (keys), Dean Tremlett (bass), and Matt Hennessy (drums). Long-time friends, these guys believe it’s about having fun and making sure their audience enjoys the performance as much as Viva enjoys playing it.

Viva Jazz plays a variety of popular jazz styles in their performance - Swing standards, Bebop, Latin favourites like Chick Corea's Spain, and recent Contemporary pieces from Yellow Jackets, Scofield, and Spyro Gyra.

Bringing a unique stylish upbeat approach to their show, Viva Jazz has something for every jazz lover.

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