Some of Auckland’s favourite (and NZ’s finest) Jazz musicians come together this spring to deliver a series of SPRINGTIME JAZZ concerts, and are delighted to be bringing their programme to the Club. Featuring well-loved standards on the theme of spring around the globe, plus a sprinkling of originals, Julie and Mike have enjoyed collaborating on this programme, with both contributing arrangements for the occasion. Amongst familiar old tunes such as “April in Paris” and “It Might As Well Be Spring” will be lesser-known standards like “Spring Is Here”, and Freddie Hubbards “Up Jumped Spring”. With the emphasis on Julie’s sultry vocals and the melodic mastery of internationally renowned trumpeter Mike Booth, this concert promises to warm the heart, bring an occasional tear to the eye, and give hope that spring is only a few days off.
JULIE MASON is very familiar to Club audiences, having featured at the club since its inception with a wide range of musicians. Now, with 40 years of professional experience under her belt throughout Australasia/the South Pacific and Europe, she brings a new maturity in her vocal interpretations of the familiar tunes of “The Great American Songbook”. Adding to that her work as pianist with many great vocalists (Beaver/Malcolm McNeill/Hattie St John/Susan de Jong....) she is one of NZ’s finest “Hyphenates” (Vocalist/Pianist)- a coin phrased by influence Diana Krall. She is delighted to be working yet again with her rhythm section of choice for the past 3 decades, Frank and Alberto.
Julie Mason - Piano. Frank Gibson - Drums. Alberto Santarelli - Bass. Mike Booth - Trumpet.
Members and Students with ID $5