Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Zealand Music Month Jazz Celebration part two

Here’s the second part of my celebration of New Zealand jazz for New Zealand Music Month. This second part covers the 1980s to today. One month cannot encompass all the wonderful groups and players that we have here, but I hope this and the previous post helps to expand your horizons about jazz in New […]

NZ Music Month- Jazz Celebration

To celebrate New Zealand Music Month I’ve decided to collect one track a day of New Zealand jazz. Although I had initially thought of actually posting one per day things got in the way so instead I’ve grouped them into two larger posts for your delectation. So here’s part one of my New Zealand Music […]

Save the Date

As part of the New Zealand Music Month celebrations, Tuesday next week (May 12) I’m talking at the Auckland Central Library about the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s tours to New Zealand in the 1960s and the evolution of his piece ‘Maori Blues’ from the 1961 album Time Further Out: Miro Reflections. Pertinent details: 12 May 6pm (live […]