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HJS Newsletter October 2016


Members we need you. Without you there is no Jazz Society. Come along and support your Jazz Society, bring a friend/non member and until the end of the year they will be allowed in on members rates.


Coming Up:

Sunday, 30th of October

Tracy Hopewell Trio featuring Craig Williams piano & special guest Bill Forrest sax

Waikato Commerce Club 4.30-7.30 | Adm. $15 public or $10 members

Tracy and Craig join forces once again to perform timeless Jazz  classics after 14 years of separate music performances these two founding members of Fever have decided to get together for a jaunt down memory lane. Tracy with her silky smooth and charismatic vocals complemented by the intriguing piano playing of Craig Williams you'll here his influences of Errol Garner, Wynton Kelly, Nat King Cole and many more together turning the classic Jazz tunes they do into their own. They have both been ambassadors of Jazz in the Waikato community for many years. Fever have performed in many guises and with different members some times as many as twelve, this time they will be under a different name The Tracy Hopewell Trio + Guest. To include Tracy on Lead vocals and percussion Craig on piano Simon on bass and Bill Forrest on saxophone. Plenty of jazz, latin and standards to listen to, dance to and enjoy. The band will be off to the side of the dance floor to allow dancers to strut there stuff so don't miss out on a true danceable occasion.



Other events at the Commerce Club:


Sunday, 27th of November

River City Stompers + support (t.b.a.)


Sunday, 18th of December

Art Gecko + support (t.b.a.)

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