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Creative Jazz Club: The Jac

When:

Thu 22 Oct 2015, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: 1885 Basement, 27 Galway Street, Britomart, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $29.66 ($26.50 + $3.16 fees)
  • CJC Members: $24.54 ($21.50 + $3.04 fees)
  • Students: $24.54 ($21.50 + $3.04 fees)
  • General Admission (Cash Door Sales): $25.00
  • CJC Members / Students (Cash Door Sales): $20.00
  • CJC Student Members (Cash Door Sales): $15.00
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Featuring:
Lex French - trumpet
Jake Baxendale - alto sax
Chris Buckland - tenor sax
Matthew Allison - trombone
Callum Allardice - guitar

Wellington's most vociferous jazz ensemble

Wellington jazz ensemble The Jac follow their excellent Best Jazz Album finalist Nerve(2014) with an equally striking and original new album, The Green Hour.

The Jac follow their 2014 Rattle debut, Best Jazz Album finalist Nerve, with The Green Hour, an album of seven self-penned compositions that give every member of the ensemble ample scope to shine – particularly the composers! Recorded at Orange Studios in Christchurch, The Green Hour is every bit as dynamic and intelligent as its predecessor, a confident, highly literate example of contemporary jazz ensemble writing and performing.

"This album expands the ideas we explored on Nerve ," says bandleader Jake Baxendale, "with longer forms that develop the themes, a mix of very different grooves, and more space for each improvisor to stretch out."

The quality of this music is striking for its seemingly effortlessly negotiated complexity and fluent melodicism. The Jac are a deliciously vociferous ensemble of musicians, and their evident love of music is infectious. If you’re a fan of ensemble jazz, particularly music actively engaged with contemporary trends, The Green Hour is a must. “With four horns up front, Wellington ensemble The Jac assault the senses in the best possible way.” – Jon Fenton
Wellington jazz ensemble The Jac follow their excellent 2014 Best Jazz Album finalist Nerve, with an equally striking and original new album, The Green Hour.

An album of seven self-penned compositions that give every member of the ensemble ample scope to shine – particularly the composers! Recorded at Orange Studios in Christchurch, The Green Hour is every bit as dynamic and intelligent as its predecessor, a confident, highly literate example of contemporary jazz ensemble writing and performing.

"This album expands the ideas we explored on Nerve ," says bandleader Jake Baxendale, "with longer forms that develop the themes, a mix of very different grooves, and more space for each improvisor to stretch out." The quality of this music is striking for its seemingly effortlessly negotiated complexity and fluent melodicism.
The Jac are a deliciously vociferous ensemble of musicians, and their evident love of music is infectious. If you’re a fan of ensemble jazz, particularly music actively engaged with contemporary trends, The Green Hour is a must.

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