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Big Band Monday - Workshops & Clinics


Mon 24 Oct 2011, 9:30am–6:00pm

Where: Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre, 50 Acacia Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Single session - student: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Students can register for the morning clinic (BYO instrument) and take part in a jazz big band youth workshop led by Dr. Rodger Fox, Judith Bell and experts from Wellington and ChCh. You will be sent a couple of charts beforehand, workshop them in the morning and get to perform in the afternoon.

Advanced players are invited to register for an instrumental clinic in saxophone, trumpet, trombone or rhythm section with Jeff Driskill and expert tutors from the Wellington Jazz Orchestra.

Lunch can be purchased on site.

1.30pm-4pm (free entry)
Big bands from both secondary schools and the community can register and perform 30 minute sets (includes getting on and off stage) in the afternoon with the option of having a clinic afterwards.

The evening gala concert starts at 6pm and features the Wellington Jazz Orchestra led by Rodger Fox and their American guest, saxophonist, Jeff Driskill. You will also get to hear the acclaimed ChCh Youth Jazz Orchestra, a group of auditioned ChCh High School jazz players. You can purchase tickets directly from Eventfinder or reserve them at

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