8.30pm - Shuffle Demons (Canada)
The Shuffle Demons first broke onto the Canadian music scene with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The band was one of the first indie acts to break out on MuchMusic. This band was genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny, and best of all, could really PLAY. All their eye catching, crowd pleasing stunts were backed up by incredibly solid musicianship and real ground-breaking playing.
7.30pm - Zak Williams Trio
Jazz drummer Zak Williams brings together some of his favourite musicians to lay down some standards for your listening pleasure. Expect some hot colours and fat shapes over some swinging tunes, ya dig?≠≠
10.00pm - Sugar
Sugar is a Christchurch-based 5 piece band who enjoy performing music from the 70s right up to current top-40 hits. The band is comprised of international and local artists, jazz and rock musicians: groove machine Louie, powerhouse vocalist Danielle, versatile and soulful guitarist Tom, dazzling jazz pianist & vocalist Nanako, virtuosic bass player Russell.
6.00pm - Joe McCallum Quartet
Playing the very best of Ron Carter, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington, Joe McCallum(drums) will lead you through his favourites in two sets of instrumental jazz.
8.30pm - Mantra of Groove
Mantra of Groove is a 6 piece band made up of some of the best session musicians in Christchurch. You won’t be able to stop yourself dancing to an enticing mix of old and new school music
12am - Corner Sounds
Corner Sounds is the definition of great live music, bringing you nothing but the best in quality and entertainment. These four, talented, very experienced musicians will take you back with "second to none" renditions of timeless music. With each member bringing their own flavour to the band, with roots in blues, funk, rock, soul and jazz, the final sound is outstanding. Always bringing a huge energy, they fill the dance floors wherever they play with tight, solid performances and always a high level of professionalism.
6.00pm - Georgie and the Vajazzlers
The acclaimed Georgie and the Vajazzler’s are back! Prepare to have the spirit of jazz inhabit and astound you. With the effortless vocal finesse of Georgie and the authentic swingin’ sounds of the Vajazzler’s, you’ll be in a jazz trance all evening.
8.30pm - Off The Charts '
A bit of soul, a bit of swing and a little something something on the side. 'Off The Charts' are the new kids on the block, ready to get you groovin’ anyway they know how! Your favourite party band is here - playing all your favourite pop hits like you’ve never heard them before.
12am - The In Crowd
The In Crowd are a seven piece funk, soul, R 'n' B, rock band consisting of lead singer, guitar, bass, drums and a three piece brass section. The brass section blends together seamlessly with the guitars and a strong groove-focused rhythm unit to deliver a groove-laden sound. With a very capable lead singer and entertaining lead guitar trading solos with the brass, our audiences are definitely entertained while they dance.
3pm -The All Girl Tiny Band
The All-Girl Tiny Band (of All-Girl Big Band Fame) features Heather Webb on guitar and Emma Hattaway on double bass. This duo is tiny in number but huge in sound! With their groovy take on standard jazz and their jazzy take on groovy pop, The All Girl Tiny Band are everything you could wish for in a duo, and more!
Bourbon Street Jazz Brawl!
Fat Eddie’s presents his first ever Bourbon Street Jazz Brawl! Watch Christchurch’s best Jazz bands battle it out for bragging rights and a share of $5000K cash!!
Heats Wednesday October 10th and 17th 7pm
Grand final October 21st 7pm
Not your regular battle of the bands but a fun, inclusive jam session, showcasing the improvisational skills and performance flair of Christchurch’s top jazz musicians.
Celebrating my personal favourite - the music of New Orleans, the bands will play short sets to impress both crowd and professional judges.
Bands can enter by emailing: email@example.com