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Auckland Jazz Orchestra

When:

Tue 11 Aug 2015, 7:30pm

Where: Pt Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $5.00
  • non members: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Pete McGregor

Auckland Jazz and Blues Club presents
The Auckland Jazz Orchestra

Bio
In 2009, Mike Booth and Tim Atkinson founded the AJO with the primary intention of showcasing new and original New Zealand compositions.

The AJO draws its membership from tertiary graduates, music teachers and professionals. They all have the common goal of promoting local music and testing their collective skills in a Big Band setting. The 17 piece jazz ensemble has performed with a variety of guest soloists and singers, both local and international.

Guest Artists
Vocalists Yuli Quay, Caitlin Smith & Brian Bevedge. Brian Smith (sax), Craig Walters (sax), Rodger Fox (trombone), Merv Thomas (trombone), Nathan Haines (sax).

Performances
- “Ellingtonia”: Titirangi Festival of Music 2015 with Caitlin Smith – Music in Parks Auckland 2015, Tauranga Jazz Festival 2014, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre 2014
- Auckland Arts Festival 2015
- Music in Parks, Auckland 2014, with Yuli Quay
- Cuban Project with Gai Bryant (Sydney)
- NZSM Jazz Concert Of The Year, with Dick Oats and Bernie Maupin
- Jazz Journalist Association Awards, 2012

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