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HJS Newsletter August 2018


  • All subscriptions were due in March 2018. Please grab a renewal form from the web page hjs.org.nz 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, 26th of August

Wizard and Oz + Hin & Co

Wizard and Oz Poster 20-07-18
The Wizard and Oz from Melbourne Australia have been invited back to the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival in Early August. They are taking two weeks to do a short tour which will include the Hamilton Jazz Society. If you’ve seen them, you know! If you haven’t, check out one of the most dynamic duos in Australia. Andrew Farrell on piano and vocals and David McMillan on acoustic guitar and vocals.

They are mind numbingly spectacular” Neville Drummond, Inverloch Jazz Festival
Our supporting artists this month are Hin & Co an international collaboration between a highly accomplished Kiwi vocalist Hinemoa Pohatu and guitarists: Maciek Hrybowicz, who brings in the nostalgia of Poland and the inventiveness of London. and a Waikato based Noel Kaa Reid (Ngati Mahuta) with a passion for flamenco guitar and percussion with 25 years guitar playing experience. At Hamilton Jazz Society they will perform a mix of familiar standards and modern popular songs arranged to appeal to sophisticated jazz audiences.

HJS committee:

Simon Hopewell - President
Philip Tinkler - Vice-President
Priscilla Wilson - Secretary & Membership
Maciek Hrybowicz - Webmaster/Newsletter
Vanessa Clark-Ward - Membership
Cynthia Gale - Treasurer
Stuart Bayes - Committee Member
David Oldfield - Committee Member
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