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HJS Newsletter September 2016


Coming Up:

Sunday, 25th of September

Julie Mason accompanied by the
Craig William's Quartet

Waikato Commerce Club 4.30-7.30 | Adm. $20 public or $15 members

Auckland-based jazz vocalist/pianist Julie Mason (B.Mus.) is a very high profile artist who has performed extensively throughout New Zealand, appearing at all the major arts & jazz festivals and playing with this country’s foremost jazz musicians. She has performed with top Australian musicians at the Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney and the Magnetic Island Jazz Festival, Queensland, and played at some of Paris’ exclusive jazz clubs in 2005 & 2007, and in  Berlin 2003 & 2007. She has been a regular artist at Auckland’s Montana Winter Jazz Series, and at Auckland’s Aotea Centre with “The First Ladies of Jazz”.

The Quartet is comprised of Craig Williams (Piano, Bass), Frank Gibson (Drums), Mike Booth (Trumpet), and Craig Walters (Tenor Saxophone). In combination with Julie Mason on Vocals and Piano, this is a line-up of Internationally experienced talent and we are looking forward to an afternoon of top quality Jazz.



Other events at the Commerce Club:


Sunday, 30th of October

To be announced...


Sunday, 30th of October

Tracy and 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.


Sunday, 18th of December

Art Gecko + River City Stompers

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 our style.


HJS Committee is:

• Simon Hopewell - President,

• Philip Tinkler - Vice-President,

• Priscilla Wilson - Secretary,

• Ian Falconer - Membership Secretary,

• Maciek Hrybowicz - Webmaster + Newsletter,

• Tracy Hopewell - Treasurer,

• Jenny van der Hulst - Promotions.

Visit our website at www.hjs.org.nz