Jazz, blues & classical piano

Leading New Zealand musicians, classical pianist Michael Houstoun, jazz trombonist and bandleader Rodger Fox and special guest, acclaimed blues vocalist Erna Ferry, are coming to Christchurch in October.

Houstoun and Fox were the headline act at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival and are long-standing friends. A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 led to an unlikely but superb combination of two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent musicians.

This tour provides South Island music lovers the opportunity to experience the very best of jazz from the recent Wellington Jazz Festival.

The South Island tour takes in Queenstown, Invercargill, Oamaru, Christchurch and Ashburton.

Jazz adaptations of classical music by Gino Vannelli, arranged by acclaimed composer Bill Cunliffe, will be performed at each event, as well as the Cunliffe original ‘Warriors’ and a rhythm/vocal version of Charles Trenet’s I Wish You Love sung by Ferry.

Ferry will also present The Rolling Stones classic Honky Tonk Women, a version of George Gershwin’s Summertime and the Peggy Lee classic I Love Being here With You.

The Big Band’s contribution is material from the American modern big band library.

Book at www.eventfinda.co.nz

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