Chris Mason-Battley Quartet - March 14th
Contemporary jazz with a fresh innovative edge. Blending diverse influences from classic jazz, funk, ambient and rock the Chris Mason-Battley Quartet performs music that engages and entertains. CMB Quartet features some of Auckland's most accomplished jazz musicians: Chris Mason-Battley - Saxophones, Electronics; Keith Price – Guitar; Ben Gailer - Keyboards; Cameron McArthur - Bass; Andy Keegan - Drums.
North West – March 21st
North West are: Graeme Webb, Brett Neilsen and Mal Smith (all from "Holly and the Blue Benders") with Simon Sheward (Fat Mouse Band) on Acoustic Bass and vocals and Barrie Wetini (Barrie has been in Melbourne since 1985 but before he left he was the lead vocalist for Charisma and Rock Candy) on Percussion and vocals.
Auckland Big Band - March 28th
Auckland Big Band are a community group formed of players from all around the world with the aim of bringing more playing and listening opportunities to the people of Auckland. Founded in June 2017, we encourage musicians of all ages and backgrounds to come together to play in a friendly and relaxed environment, and have fun whilst doing so! We played our first ever gig in November 2017 and have since played in venues all across Auckland. Rehearsing regularly on Tuesday nights, we play from a range of genres and our repertoire is ever growing!
Lady Larisa – Easter Sunday and Monday – April 4th & 5th
Lady Larisa is a vivacious jazz vocalist who has opened for Michael Bublé, toured internationally and has a new EP called Honeychild which was produced by Thomas Oliver and has recently received a 5 star review. The band will feature fantastic pianist / composer Ben Fernandez who is well respected for his work nationally and internationally. Ben has also released an album called 'The music never stopped'.
Expect to hear jazz, blues, a dash of latin and mostly, to have a great time!