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David Friesen


Fri 23 Oct 2015, 8:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $43.50 ($40.00 + $3.50 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: QueenstownJazzFest

US bass virtuoso David Friesen is a true jazz legend and has been heralded as one of the most prolific and influential jazz bassists of the past four decades.

David Friesen’s music whilst clearly based in jazz, is also characterised by folk influences, and touches of classical and Jewish music — all combined with substantial spontaneity, lyrical strength, emotional warmth and quick-witted creativity. Anyone acquainted with David Friesen's exceptional music quickly thinks of his creative universe. Ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit, Friesen is compassionate and his music founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

This special concert will feature harmonically and melodically creative original compositions by David Friesen.

David Friesen: Bass
Dixon Nacey: Guitar
Reuben Bradley: Drums

Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen. – Nat Hentoff

David Friesen is doing for the bass what Pythagoras did for triangles. – Jazz Magazine

Doors open: 8pm