Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s first tour of New Zealand

On the evening of March 27 1960 the Dave Brubeck Quartet arrived at Whenuapai Airport, Auckland, New Zealand after a tour of Australia. Although there was no formal welcome that evening, a local jazz band and singer Kahu Pineaha performed for the Quartet as they exited the plane on the runway. Later, during the airport […]

Shameless self promotion

Last month I was interviewed by Radio New Zealand for the Arts on Sunday programme. The interview focuses on my thesis research and my current research on Dave Brubeck’s tours to New Zealand. This past Sunday my interview was broadcast and if you’re interested you can find it here: