Two of New Zealand’s best-loved musicians - classical pianist, Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist and big band leader Rodger Fox – bring their acclaimed concert series to the Wellington Jazz Festival featuring special guest, supreme blues vocalist Erna Ferry.
Hear them perform brand new jazz adaptations of classic pieces by Gino Vannelli arranged by acclaimed composer Bill Cunliffe.
“Bill’s arrangements are pure pleasure. He is a jazz genius. He’s created something new with his arrangements without any betrayal of the original Vannelli inspiration”, says Houstoun.
And that’s not all. The Big Band will present material from their New York studio recording of New Zealand original compositions and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry will perform a unique version of Mike Farrell’s “Carry My Blues Away”, a stellar version of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and a mash-up of two tunes, Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder” and The Beatles “I Feel Fine.”
Peka mai e te iwi ki tēnei whakaaturanga whakahirahira ake nei, he tokotoru kounga tēnei nō roto I te ao pūoro ōkawa, otirā nō te whare tautito me te whare kahurangi o pūoro rōreka ki te taringa, tāwara ki te ngākau o te tangata.
Ko te tokotoru nei kei te taumata o ngā kaiwaiata papai rawa atu ki ngā tāngata o Aotearoa whānui tonu, ko Michael Houstoun, tohunga whakatangi piano ōkawa, Ko Rodger Fox Big Band, he pēne tohunga ki te whakatangi pūoro tautito, rātou ko Erna Ferry, wahine tohunga ki te waiata I ngā waiata kahurangi otirā kei a ia te kounga o reo waiata, o reo whakangahau, nō reira haere mai rā, kei mahue.