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HJS Newsletter March 2018


  • AGM - Monday, 7.30PM, 19th March 2018 at the Commerce Club. It is important that all HJS members attend!
  • All subscriptions are due in March 2018. Please grab a renewal form from the web page hjs.org.nz/join or from the desk. Early payment will help Hamilton Jazz Society’s funds.
  • Please give some thought to joining the HJS committee for 2018, to replace retiring members. If you are interested, contact our president, Simon Hopewell president@hjs.org.nz, or another committee member.

Next meeting:

Sun, 25th of March

Hamilton Big Band

Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood Street, Hamilton. 4.30-7.30 | Adm. $20 public or $15 members
Hamilton Big Band
Hamilton Big Band is a diverse group of musicians bringing you a variety of old-fashioned dance music in Waltz, Latin, and Swing styles, as well as Rock ‘n Roll and contemporary Pop / Rock tunes in the Big Band style. With music from the 40s to 80s by artists from Count Basie and Glenn Miller to Norah Jones, James Brown and Elvis Presley to Huey Lewis you’re sure to have a toe-tapping good time swinging through the decades with us!

The band comprises 16, and sometimes more, members playing saxophones, trumpets, and trombones over a foundation of guitar, piano, bass and drums. Although the core repertoire of the band focuses on the swing and ballroom dance music of the “Big Band Era” with tunes by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Carlos Antonio Jobim and Gershwin to name a few, the unique energy of the Big Band format ensures that musicians continue to write and arrange more contemporary jazz, pop and rock music for the ensemble. As a result, Hamilton Big Band performs songs previously made famous by artists such as Norah Jones, James Brown and David Lee Roth. There have been times when the band has even played songs arranged by their own talented members!

Hamilton Big Band performs regularly around the Waikato region for charitable events, weddings, parties and corporate functions.
Cambridge Autumn Festival 2018. Grab your friends & family for a fun celebration of autumn in beautiful Cambridge: cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz.

HJS committee:

Simon Hopewell - President
Philip Tinkler - Vice-President
Priscilla Wilson - Secretary & Membership
Maciek Hrybowicz - Webmaster/Newsletter
Vanessa Clark-Ward - Committee member
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