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Mike Field Jazz Quintet


Thu 2 Jan 2014, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: The Playhouse, 171 Westdale Rd, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: SWPR Ltd

"A trumpet that flows between the melancholic and the playful." ~ Josiah Blackmore, Cultural Critic
"Emotion and verve -- Field's music alternates seamlessly between playfulness and growling sincerity.” ~ Bob Davidson, Author of Jazz Age Barcelona

Canadian trumpeter and composer Mike Field heads to New Zealand this summer for nine concerts including performances at Nelson’s Woollaston Jazz and Blues Festival.

Field is celebrating the release of his second album ‘Rush Mode’ with a New Zealand tour at the Mussel Inn in Takaka on December 29, followed by two performances at the Nelson Jazz Festival, followed by dates during January in Picton, Auckland, Hamilton and finishing the tour on February 1 in National Park.

Field will be joined by local New Zealand musicians Asher Truppman Lattie and George Cook (saxophone), Connor McAneny and Catherine Wells (piano), Cameron McArthur and Chris Wethey (bass), and Adam Tobeck and Jesse Hughes (drums).

Since the release of his first album Ashes in 2011, brilliant jazz man Mike Field has been on the move gigging from one big city to the next – travelling as far afield as Germany, France and even on board a ship to Antarctica. He plays regularly in Los Angeles and Toronto, all the while composing a continuous stream of new material.

Field’s new album ‘Rush Mode’ is an eclectic collection of jazz tunes ranging from classic bebop to Latin-flavoured romps. The through line is as the title suggests, a portrait of the way we live our busy lives, though Field’s take is definitely more on the positive side.

The Mike Field Jazz Quintet plays at The Mussel Inn, Takaka on Sunday 29 December, at Fairfield Park in Nelson for the Woollaston Jazz and Blues Festival on New Year’s Day and at The Playhouse, Nelson on Thursday 2 January, before heading to Picton to play at Le Café on Thursday 9 January; at Auckland Jazz and Blues Club, Pt Chevalier RSA on Tuesday 21 January, then Waiheke Island Resort on Friday 24 January and The Bay, Waiheke Island on Saturday 25 January; at the Hamilton Jazz Society on Sunday 26 January and at Schnapps Bar, National Park on Saturday 1 February.