Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 3rd September 2021
The Jac is back! A year on from the COVID-enforced online release of their third studio album 'A Gathering', the high-octane modern jazz octet is touring with a follow up album: 'Walking Spirits'!
Featuring material from The Jac's 2017 collaboration with Korean quartet Black String, plus a swathe of brand new original compositions, these albums represent a milestone in their sound. Recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, they are a beautifully produced capture of a band at the height of its powers, showcasing their intricate and immersive compositions, tight ensemble playing and assertive, individual improvising voices.
'Tūī', one of the titles from 'A Gathering', was awarded the APRA NZ Best Jazz Composition award in 2020. The Jac have headlined the Wellington Jazz Festival and featured in the Jarasum International Jazz Festival (KOR), Bukchon Music Festival (KOR), National Jazz and Blues Festival (NZ) and performed throughout Aotearoa, Australia and South Korea.
Wellington jazz stalwarts Jake Baxendale, Chris Buckland (saxophones), Callum Allardice (guitar), Nick Tipping (bass) and Shaun Anderson (drums) are joined by the NZSO's Matthew Allison (trombone) plus guests Daniel Hayles (piano) and Ben Hunt (trumpet) for this very special concert.
7pm doors open 7.30pm music
Nelson & suburbs
48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson
Bar operating eftpos available
Tickets $25 online, $15/30 on the door (concession/general admission)
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