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Jan Preston

Saturday 25th September 2021

Jan  was born in Greymouth on the remote West Coast of the South Island of NZ. Our family had little resources or opportunity, but I grew up in an era where people would gather around the piano and sing together. From when I was very young I played piano while everybody sang along or played tea chest basses, eggbeaters, combs, violins, even an old saxophone.

Jan’s infectious brand of virtuoso boogie piano will rattle the cobwebs from some of the forgotten pianos tucked away in venues from Hokitika to Nelson, Invercargill and more!

From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, Jan’s early career began in NZ with the 1980 Hit Band Coup D’Etat.

Winner of 5 music awards, she also composes music for film and TV, is known for her energetic performances, sultry blues voice and candid humour.

Jan will be joined by Mike Pullman on percussion, as well as special guests.

Boogie Woman you tube link is


Tickets will be available on Eventfinda or at Begs.

Show starts at 7:30pm.


September 25


Nelson & suburbs


The Boathouse
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson


Ph. 03 548 6764

Additional Info

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