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Sun 1 Jun 2008, 8:00pm–10:15pm

Where: The Regent Theatre, Broadway, Palmerston North

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: rdfoxtrombone

Direct from the USA . . . Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford, featuring, from New Zealand, Paul Dyne – Bass, Lance Phillip – Drums and Erna Ferry - Percussion. With special guest Rodger Fox – Trombone.

“The Concert will include a "Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim."

Holly Hofmann – Jazz Flute: Born near Cleveland, Ohio, Holly at five began playing standards with her father, a jazz guitarist. Early exposure to jazz and popular standards would blossom into a love for straight-ahead jazz, but her parents were insistent that she have a solid background in classical technique. In addition to long associations with Bill Cunliffe, Frank Wess and Mike Wofford, she toured with Ray Brown and has worked with Slide Hampton, Houston Person, Mundell Lowe, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Ken Peplowski, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Bud Shank, Chuck Redd, Kevin Mahogany and Regina Carter, to name a few.

Mike Wofford - Jazz Piano: "His sound reflects a classical touch and a huge technical proficiency mixed with a soulfulness and invention-a sort of cross between Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson. And he sometimes dashes off zingy right-hand splashes that flow into pretty runs and rivulets of intricate notes; this skilled player doesn't eschew playfulness. Mike Wofford has performed with Shelly Manne, Lee Konitz, music director for Sarah Vaughan, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Zoot Sims, pianist and music director for Ella Fitzgerald until her retirement in 1992, Kenny Burrell, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Charlie Haden, Slide Hampton, Clifford Jordan, and Ray Brown, among many others. ”One of the most outstanding jazz pianists of our time.”

As a special feature the concert will include a tribute to the music of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Who can forget the great songs like The Girl From Ipanema, Agua De Beber, One Note Samba, Luiza, Waters of March, No More Blues to name but a few.

Performances in Wellington and Palmerston North for this special feature will also include a 12 piece string section from the New Zealand School of Music.