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MONDAY
22 OCT

3pm - Kate and Jack

Kate Taylor (vocals) and Jack Page (piano) are here to ease the stress of your day with a blend of jazz, soul and pop. Come grab a drink and join the delightful duo here to help you finish your work day right!

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TUESDAY
23 OCT

6.30pm -The Scene w/ Gwyn Reynolds

The Scene is our weekly improvisational jazz jam with some of the best players in town, hosted by Gwyn Reynolds. Sit ins by invitation.

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WednesdaY
24 OCT

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.

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ThURSDAY
24 OCT

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.

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FRIDAY
25 OCT

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.

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SATURDAY
26 OCT

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. 

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SUNDAY
27 OCT

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!

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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: fejazzcomp@rattle.nz

 
 
 

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