SWEET LIQUORICE TRIO $10 entry
Jeff Bradley, Clarinet, Bert Parrant, Guitar, Mike Kime, Acoustic Bass. The Trio kicks off the first Jazz After Work musicians friday night Concert for 2018.
Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine
is an authentic one man band performing “good time music with old time style”
Having spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 1930's - 50's music, Chuck’s mostly original songs are inspired by the sounds of the era - Blues, Early Jazz, Western Swing, Ragtime etc. and are uniquely presented in the style of street performers from those glory days. Sticking to the traditional one man band format, Chuck plays all the instruments simultaneously.
SOUTHERN JAZZMEN 6 Piece Dixie and Swing Band featuring Jeff Bradley on Clarinet, vocals, Kim Blackmore, Trombone , vocals, Bert Parrant, Guitar and vocals, Greg Knowles, Trumpet and vocals, Mike KIme on Acoustic Bass and Robert Zipfel, Drums. Great toe tapping music to enjoy and dance to.
GARDEN CITY BIG BAND
The Christchurch based Garden City Big Band have over 20 years experience providing musical entertainment both locally and further afield. A full 17-piece big band consisting of some of the best local musicians & vocalists in its line-up. The band performs a wide variety of music ranging from classic swing and dance music from the Big Band Era through to more contemporary big band sounds, Latin and Rock 'n Roll. Whether you like Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Harry Connick Jr or Michael Buble, the Garden City Big Band can put on a great show that is sure to get the crowd on its feet.
GOOD FRIDAY NO CONCERT
NAOMI FERGUSON and ALEX
Naomi Ferguson has been performing professionally in New Zealand for twenty years. Recent highlights include performing at the Christchurch Jazz and Big Band festivals in 2017, the dual roles of Diva and Shirley for Showbiz Christchurch's production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and the role of Blanche du Bois for Canterbury Repertory’s season of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Other theatre credits for Canterbury Repertory include THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, BRASSED OFF!, COSI, THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT DREAM. For the Court Theatre, Naomi has performed in OLIVER!, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and GIFT OF TONGUES; and for Showbiz Christchurch CATS, WESTEND TO BROADWAY II & III. Naomi has also performed her one-woman show SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME at venues all around New Zealand. An accomplished musician, Naomi has performed at national and local festivals and also at international venues in Korea, Hong Kong and The Netherlands. She has released three albums, and can be found at www.naomijoy.co.nz and www.facebook.com/naomifergusonz
ALL GIRL BIG BAND
In a largely male dominated musical genre, to see a full jazz big band on stage with a woman in each section is one thing. To find a full big band of women is stunning. Full sections of trombone, trumpet, sax and rhythm, played with class and style. Add two powerhouse vocalists and you'll be blown away!
The All Girl Big Band, formed only a short time ago in January 2016, was brought about after a conversation between Lana Law, Kate Taylor and Jody Keehan at the ‘Doug and Doug’ Tribute Concert.
It had us wondering if we could actually get a big band together here in Christchurch consisting of only female musicians. It didn’t take long between us to realise that in fact we could name virtually a full 17 piece big band of Christchurch female musicians. What was considered a crazy, out of the box idea finally became reality.