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Virtuoso Live Jazz Music is difficult to find in Auckland. Especially hard to find is commendable Live Jazz Music that Jazz Aficionados can listen to. Jazz is usually background music in most venues and it is impossible to hear the splendid sound because of noise and chatter. Auckland Live Jazz is dedicated to finding venues that support brilliant Live Jazz that discerning audiences can listen to without the constant clutter of conversations and restaurant racket. We are interested in finding listening clubs. Our motto is "Shut up and Listen". Any connoisseur of Live Jazz Music who wants to hear the Jazz go down should join. The simple reason is Live Jazz performed by professional musicians is an absolute joy.

Upcoming events (4)

Bonita

Anthology Lounge

The latest from Auckland improv vocalist Chelsea Prastiti, BONITA, celebrates the enchanting sounds of Brazil’s Bossa singer-songwriters from the 60’s and 70’s. Featuring lush chord progressions, instrumentations and melodies, this new batch of compositions will take you on a sunny adventure through valleys, rivers, trees, thick with flora and fauna imageries from the realm of Eurydice and Prince Orpheu. A very special project not to be missed. FEATURING Chelsea Prastiti -Composition/Vocals Cameron McArthur - Bass Ron Samsom - Drums Crystal Choi - Piano and Vocals Michael Howell - Guitar Roger Manins - Tenor Sax Elizabeth Stokes -Trumpet/Flugelhorn Ben Sinclair - Flute/Clarinet/Arranging JY Lee - Flute Callum Passells - Arranging Doors open at 7:30. Tickets: Cash $ 20.00 Admission $ 15.00 Students +$1/per ticket for EFTPOS/CREDIT at door Presale tickets available from Eventfinda: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/user/cjc-media Eftpos available at the bar for drink purchases. No food service. Plenty of great street food on K Rd. to sample before the gig. Check out French Basque cusine at Apero. Anthology Lounge is underneath Cotto, on K Rd just by the over-bridge. Look to the right of Cotto for the doorway and walk down two flights of stairs to enter the Venue.

Leonard Charles Quartet

The Thirsty Dog

Live Jazz Funk & Fusion every Thursday at The Thirsty. Free as a bird! Leonard Charles (AKA Jeremy Toy) pulls together a Funky, Funky band of Young Tigers. Featuring: Jeremy Toy - Guitar Guy Harrison - Keys Chip Matthews - Bass Tom Broome - Drums Tickets: FREE

Private Jazz Gig DOG / SOLD OUT

Mike's Studio

During the last Lockdown a few Jazz Aficionados and myself sponsored Private Jazz Gigs. We wanted to support the Jazz Musicians and get a much needed Jazz fix. The Private Gigs exceeded our wildest expectations. Due to the intimate Venue & small audience (10) the Musicians were able to relax & play inspiring sounds. Some of the best music I have ever heard in NZ. They were creative & let it rip. BYO and folks bringing in pizza / soups / cusine / created an informal gathering. We had a communal soup with the Musicians between the 2nd & 3rd set. We are sponsoring another Private Gig w DOG. DOG is a quartet of the Top Jazz musicians in NZ. DOG won the 2015 Tui Award for best Jazz Album in NZ. These guys are so good, so hot, we will need to throw a bucket of water on them to cool them down. A high impact, stunning gig; DOG will be playing like maniacs. Roger Manins - Tenor Sax - Sounds like air peeling over a microphone at some terrifying velocity. Kevin Field - Piano - His hands rip the keys to leave an indelible imprint on the modern mind. Oli Holland - Bass - Plays the nastiest Bass in NZ. The deep notes will move your internal organs a few inches. Ron Samsom - Drums - His drum rolls sound like bodies hitting the floor. This should be one of the best gigs of the 2020 Jazz season.....not to be missed. Only 25 Tickets available. Tickets $ 60.00 We have sold 20 sooo only 5 Tickets left. This gig will SELL OUT. Venue: Mike's Studio on Te Atatu Peninsula. An evening of incrediblly charged sounds the like you have never heard before. If you are interested please contact me thru the Meetup Message Centre or comments section on this Meetup Page. I will give you payment instructions & loction of Mike's Studio.

Umar Zakaria's Fearless Music

Anthology Lounge

Led by award-winning Bassist and Bandleader, Umar Zakaria, Fearless Collective unites a group of promising young Wellington Jazz artists around the concept of ‘Fearless Music’, the same ethos that drove the Tui-winning album of the same name: by facing up to personal challenges as part of the creative process, they aim to create music that can inspire audiences to do the same. Musically, the group emphasises intensity, imagination, the development of players’ individual voices and a collective process of shared decision making onstage, encouraging the continual discovery of new approaches to their own original compositions and co-creating unpredictable arrangements and re-arrangements in the moment. This will be a gig of overpowering strength. An evening w a message of courage and unity through the powerful sound of the collective Double Bass. A lot of brass on the stage, be prepared for many surprises. FEATURING Trumpet – James Guilford Trombone – Martin Greshoff Alto Saxophone – Nicholas Baucke-Maunsell Tenor Saxophone – Aidan McCulloch Piano – George Maclaurin Bass – Umar Zakaria Drums – James Feekes Doors open at 7:30. Tickets: Cash $ 25.00 Admission $ 15.00 Students +$1/per ticket for EFTPOS/CREDIT at door Presale tickets available from Eventfinda: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/user/cjc-media Eftpos available at the bar for drink purchases. No food service. Plenty of great street food on K Rd. to sample before the gig. Check out Italian cusine at Coco's. Anthology Lounge is underneath Cotto, on K Rd just by the over-bridge. Look to the right of Cotto for the doorway and walk down two flights of stairs to enter the Venue.

Past Events

Joe Kaptein's Young Guns

The Thirsty Dog

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