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Sat 1 May 2010, 8:00pm

Where: The Ruby Lounge, 14 Bond St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Door sales: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Jude Madill

The Pleasure Point Sextet is a powerful and exciting group that plays a wide variety of styles, unique arrangements of hard-driving hard bop in the style of Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Roy Hargrove and others, infectious Afro-Cuban and salsa rhythms, Latin jazz, lots of originals, straight-ahead swing, soulful blues and beautiful ballads.

The group was originally formed in 2003 when California-based pianist Steve Abrams came to Wellington, hooked up with his friends there, and did several concerts at Blondini's Jazz Cafe. The group was named after a famous surfing spot in Santa Cruz, California, just down the street from O'Neill's Surf Shop headquarters.

Pleasure Point Sextet is co-led by the ubiquitous Greg Crayford on drums, second generation of the well-known Crayford jazz family. The hard-driving rhythm section also showcases Cuban-born percussionist, vocalist and dancer, Rafael Ferrer Noel, Alistair Isdale on bass, and pianist, Miles Crayford, and features a stellar front line of James Tait-Jamieson, tenor saxophone and Andy Christiansen, trumpet.

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