Back for a rare performance! One night only! Soul-Jazz Extraordinare!
Led by Nigel Patterson, one of New Zealand’s finest keyboardists/composers (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties) with support from Blair Latham on tenor saxophone, Tim Jaray on bass and Peter Elliott on drums, the NPQ combine expert musicianship with passion and creativity.
Inspired by such greats as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Mal Waldron, McCoy Tyner and many others the NPQ creates a contemporary, sophisticated take on the jazz idiom. From alternative metres through to mood ballads and up-tempo swings, the NPQ seeks to bring through the edgier side of jazz while retaining the melodic and emotional character of the music.