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HJS Newsletter May 2017


• All subscriptions were due in March 2017. Please grab a renewal form from the web page hjs.org.nz/join or from the desk. Your continued support is very much appreciated.

• With retirements we have Committee vacancies. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Simon at president@hjs.org.nz.


Next meeting:

Sunday, 26th of June

The Good Vibes + Mark Taipari

Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood Street, Hamilton. 4.30-7.30 | Adm. $20 public or $15 members

Mentored by Finn Scholes, talented teenagers James, Theo, Harry, Leon and George meet every Monday to jam together.  The Good Vibes genre is Jazz-Funk,  ‘We clear the nose and soothe the throat with our music and all that Jazz’.  They’ve participated in the Tauranga National Youth Jazz Festival since 2014, winning awards for Most Outstanding Trumpet/Flugel Player (2017, 2016, 2014), Most Outstanding Bassist (2017), Best 1st Year Performance (2014), Best Performance of a NZ Composition (2016), Most Outstanding Pianist (2016), Most Outstanding Keyboard Player (2015).  The combo is at their best performing in a relaxed setting, with recent gigs on the waterfront at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, Hallertau Craft Brewery in Riverhead, lazy Sunday afternoons at Revelry Bar in Ponsonby and a variety of private occasions.

The Good Vibes are delighted to be invited back to the Hamilton Jazz Society. This will be one of the last opportunities to see their fantastic keyboardist, Leon, perform with the band, he is off to study jazz piano in Europe!  Leon Hattori keyboard/piano, George Brajkovich drums, James MacEwen trumpet, Theo Salmon guitar and Harry Scholes bass.

We are also delighted to welcome back our support artist Mark Taipari. Well known for his quality guitarmanship and vocals, Mark is an amazingly talented and experienced Kiwi musician, delivering classy and relaxed blues and jazz performances for literally hundreds functions over 30 years  in the music industry.


Coming up:

• July 30th - The Good Oil Band with vocalist Katrina King

• August 26th - Tracy Hopewell and the Fever


HJS Committee is:

• Simon Hopewell - President,

• Philip Tinkler - Vice-President,

• Priscilla Wilson - Secretary & Membership

• Maciek Hrybowicz - Webmaster/Newsletter, Treasurer

• Vanessa Clark-Ward - Committee member

Visit our website at www.hjs.org.nz