Newsletter February 2015

Hi Jazz Fans,

What a treat it  was for us to have the incredibly talented Mike Field Quintet perform for us on the 25th January! So cool to see an overseas muso perform on our stage. Along with Mike on Trumpet we were entertained by the gifted ex Auckland University music graduates Asher T. Lattie, tenor sax, Eamon E. Wells, double bass, Tristan Deck, drums and Connor McAneny, piano. We heard blistering, technically brilliant solos from all musicians and I enjoyed the standards Mike added since his last visit to HJS, including two of my favourites: All The Things You Are and Freddy Hubbard’s Up Jumped Spring. Mike also displayed his linguistic skills by singing in Italian - is there no end to his talent? Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the evening. I would like to thank the members for supporting this event and making the band feel so welcome and appreciated. Mike told me to pass on his thanks and said that he really enjoyed chatting to the HJS members. Thank you Mike and the band for making a great Sunday Jazz experience.

Click here to view a short video of Mike Field Quintet performing for usClick here to see the photos.

Simon Hopewell
HJS President


Sunday, February 22nd

We had to find a last-minute replacement band for Prima Swing Riot, whom were unable to perform for us on this occasion, but will be with us later in the year. The good news is that performing for us instead will be

Prohibition Big Band

the18 piece plus vocals big band, run by Trevor Thwaites, has performed at jazz festivals, dances and functions around Auckland and other New Zealand cities, towns and venues since 1988. Their music swings, so all you dancers should be able to find something to bop to.

From 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Door sales only.

Food served all day, tea & coffee and Well Stocked Bar


Upcoming events:

Sunday,  1st March

HJS will be at the Nivara Lounge 6-30 - 9.30 pm, hosting

The Andrew London Trio/Hot Club Sandwich

This is the only date this year Andrew can make to perform for us and, since many of you had asked to see them again, we decided to put this special event on in a more up-close-and-personnel venue, so you will be able to see the whites of their eyes!

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AGM Tuesday, 3rd March

To all our members new and old, thank you for all the support you gave to the committee and the Society last year. Please remember our AGM is being held on Tuesday, 3rd  March 2015 at the Cossie Club upstairs 7.30 pm.

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Next month:

The Orient Express

From Auckland more on this band in next months newsletter.

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Cosie Club Event:

Friday the 20th

Wizard and Oz

are playing from 8 pm - 11 pm this is a Cossie Club event.


HJS Acknowledge the support of: