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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Steve Barry

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

Based in Sydney since 2009, pianist Steve Barry grew up in Auckland and spent much of his teens playing with local luminaries such as Roger Manins and the Queen City Big Band.
Steve now maintains a busy schedule composing, teaching and performing across Australia, New Zealand and, more recently, Japan and East Asia. He recently completed his PhD in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, focussing on the uses of pitch class sets and intervallicism as tools for composition and solo and collective improvisation. Steve is the co-founder of Orbiturtle, a not-for-profit arts organisation that aims to foster a growing community of musicians and artists by curating new collaborations between artists from across the Asia-Pacific region and establishing a medium for the intersection of eastern and western art and philosophy. In January last year, Steve spent two weeks in Japan collaborating with renowned koto player and improviser Michiyo Yagi.
Steve is the recipient of numbers awards, including the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year (2013), 2nd place in the National Jazz Awards (2013), and a BBM Travel Scholarship (2011). He was a finalist in the 2017 APRA Professional Development Awards and a nominee for the 2016 Freedman Fellowship.
Joined by a stellar local rhythm section, tonight's show sees Steve return to his roots in jazz standards and the classic music of the Great American Songbook, alongside selection of compositions from his latest quartet recording and a product of his doctoral studies, Blueprints & Vignettes.

Door Charges:
Members and Students with ID $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Earlier Event: February 13
Nanny Assis
Later Event: February 27