HJS Newsletter April 2016


Important reminder: exceptionally this month’s  meeting will take place on Sunday the 17th!


Coming Up:

Sunday, 17th of April

River City Stompers

Waikato Commerce Club 4.30-7.30.

The River City Stompers formed for a one off gig at the Mansfield Garden Party in early February 2016. The band plays tunes from the 1920s to the 1940's and some times a little later depending  where the mood takes them. Noticing a need for some good old foot tapping sing along Jazz, the band are all members of the Hamilton Jazz Society. The band comprises Gerry Clark Banjo and Guitar, Ian Falconer Clarinet and Simon Hopewell Double Bass. They will be joined on this occasion by top Hamilton Trumpet player Stu Bayes.

Supported by 

Christine Maydon

Chris Maydon has been singing since birth and has literally sung her way through life. Along with a strong history in the  traditional folk music of her native Scotland , she has covered country, rockabilly, blues, rock and light jazz. Known for her strong clear delivery and sense of humour, she will draw you into every song with emotive and passionate delivery. Combined with the innovative and somewhat spectacular playing of Maciek Hrybowicz and Carlos Pla you are promised a real treat.


Other events at the Commerce Club:

Sunday, 29th of May

Art Gecko + support

As a ten piece band with five different vocalists Art Gecko play an eclectic and wide range of music, whilst still retaining a “jazzy” feel to their style.

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Sunday, 26th of June

Tracy Hopewell & Fever + support

Supported by a group of very experienced musicians, Tracy will play music from such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Billie Holiday etc.