Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Welcome to the home of jazz in Auckland
The Club was formed around 1992 to further the interests of Jazz & Blues in Auckland.

The Club has a membership of around 250 and has regular club nights every Tuesday at The Point Chevalier RSA, Great North Rd Pt Chevalier Auckland. These club nights start at 7.30pm and are $5.00 entry for club members ($15.00 to others) Each night features a different local or out of town band for the entertainment. Sometimes an International star makes an appearance

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Mike Field Group (Canada)

  • Pt Chevalier RSA 1173 Great North Road Pt Chevalier, Auckland New Zealand (map)

Born and raised in Canada, jazz trumpeter and composer Mike Field is known for his bright, upbeat and energetic music. His newest album, Attic Jump, launched October 2015 and was nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award. His previous album, Rush Mode, won five Aurora Awards, two Independent Music Video Awards (IMVAs) and was nominated for two Independent Music Awards (IMAs). He performs his compositions with local musicians at jazz festivals, societies and clubs in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America and Antarctica. Notable recent concerts include the Nelson Jazz Festival in New Zealand, the Grampians Jazz Festival in Australia, the Newmarket and Niagara-on-the-Lake Jazz Festivals in Canada, The Lighthouse Cafe in Los Angeles, SCAT Jazz Club in Madeira and Gregory's Jazz Club in Rome.

 

Mike writes his music either when he's traveling or when he's ensconced in Toronto’s urban lifestyle. His melodies are dynamic and exciting and since learning languages and traveling to all corners of the world has always been a part of Mike’s life, the titles of his songs often reflect movement and cultures – such as Five Days in Hermosa, High Altitude or the Latin-flavoured tune, Train Station Frustration. 

 

Mike began playing the trumpet at the age of 10 and studied privately with classical performers in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he entered the Masters of Jazz Performance program at New York University and began composing upon returning to Toronto in 2003. By 2007, he was performing with several local jazz, reggae, funk and experimental bands, finally forming his own jazz quintet in 2009. He released his debut solo album, Ashes, in 2011, Rush Mode and two professional music videos two years later, and is now touring to promote his Attic Jump album in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Europe.

 

“Attic Jump lives up to its name, boldly swingin’ from start to finish” 

~ Howard Druckman, SOCAN Words & Music

Door Charge
Members $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Earlier Event: March 8
Twistin The Swing