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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Ross Mullins and Snap

  • Pt Chevalier RSA 1136 Great North Road Auckland, Auckland, 1022 New Zealand (map)

ROSS MULLINS NEW CD THE POET AND THE FISHERMAN

 

It been a bit of a wait but Ross Mullins is back with a new cd to launch. 1985 to 1988 three albums as Last Man Down, 1991 to 1998 two albums as Ross Mullins and the Snaps, a New Zealand poetry tribute album in 2001 and now we have hit the year of the Trump 2017. That’s by anyone’s reckoning a pretty serious writer’s block. Oh excuses there are plenty and some of them compelling ones but Ross have never stopped writing, grafting away in deepest Devonport and The Poet And The Fisherman presents the best of what is salvageable from those intervening years.

The Snaps have brought these new songs to life with creativity and flair: they are Nigel Gavin (guitar), Peter Koopman (bass and backing vocals), Jason Orme (drums and percussion), Markus Fritsch (tenor saxophone) and Jim Langabeer (alto saxophone).

For the Jazz and Blues Club we will perform a generous helping of the new material plus the best of the Last Man Down songs with a few tasteful Jazz standards thrown in.

The reviews are still coming out but here’s a snippet from New Zealand Musician:

… the group has great interplay, moving with ease between support, sectional and solo work. From groovy opening track The Age Of No Excuses to the meditative title track this album takes listeners on a journey through the NZ of their imagination. The closer is a fun instrumental jam titled Little Ray Of Sunshine (For Trelise) – really the whole album is a ray of sunshine – to be enjoyed on the deck with a cold beverage.”

Door Charge
Members and Students with ID $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Earlier Event: February 28
Stefan Nagler
Later Event: March 14
Prima Swing Riot