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Posts tagged: jazz

Fever’s Candlelight Jazz Standards with Retro Pack at Wellington’s Public Trust Hall

By , 21/07/2021
Jazz is a polarizing genre. For aficionados, it’s all about innovation, pushing the boundaries, expanding the genre whilst respecting its traditions. Technical skill is prized, but always in the service of new ideas. For your average classical concert-goer, it’s pretty much a mystery, and sometimes incomprehensible. But everyone loves a jazz standard. Jazz musicians know them inside out and sometimes reference them on their way to something else. Every Wellington... read more

Warm response for an innovative “Seen-and-Heard” Kristallnacht Concert at Wellington’s Public Trust Hall

By , 09/11/2020
I was surprised to find, upon arriving at the Public Trust Hall a good quarter-of-an-hour before the concert’s scheduled starting time, at least three-quarters of the seats already filled, and the queues still bringing people in – by the time I got my ticket sorted I found myself almost at the back of the hall, and was left wondering how I could possibly get from such a position a... read more

Festival Jazz at St.Andrew’s

By , 09/03/2010
That old cliche "A time and place for everything" came to my mind while listening to and enjoying jazz singer Tessa Quayle's cool and laid-back delivery of a selection of jazz standards at a St.Andrew's lunchtime concert. As much as I thought her singing, and the playing that accompanied her efforts from the other members of her Trio, thoroughly expert and professional, I found myself wanting more from the... read more

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