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CJC Special: Richard Hammond with All-Star NZ Band (USA/NZ)


Tue 21 Nov 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.50 ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • CJC Members: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Students: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • CJC Student Members: $10.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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CJC Creative Jazz Club present a special one-off concert with Richard Hammond, in-demand New York bassist, and an All-Star NZ Band featuring Nathan Haines, Kevin Field, Marjan, Ron Samsom and Roger Manins.

Richard Hammond is one of New York’s most in demand bass players and has performed and recorded with a broad array of world class artists across a wide range of musical genres. Originally from Dargaville, Richard won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston where he spent countless hours practicing, playing and honing his skills. He moved to NYC where he attained his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music and from there has established himself in New York as a first call bassist on both electric and acoustic bass.

Some of the artists Richard has performed or recorded with include such diverse names as Carlos Santana, Bono from U2, Diane Reeves, Luciana Souza, Trilock Gurtu, Raul Midon, Angelique Kidjo, Patti Austin, Manhattan Transfer, Lizz Wright, Steve Martin, Mose Allison and many more. He has been a member of the Grammy Award and multi-Tony Award production of Hamilton and has performed at venues all around the globe from outdoor festivals in Europe to at the White House for President Obama! You may have already seen Richard perform on such shows as Letterman and the Today and Tonight shows or listened to his bass playing on scores for blockbuster films such as American Gangster or Taking Woodstock. Richard is also active as a composer and producer and has been featured in Bass Player Magazine.

CJC is lucky to have caught Richard in a brief hiatus from his hectic schedule and have organised a special Tuesday night concert at Backbeat Bar as Richard flies back to the USA on Wednesday morning.

This will be an exciting night with Richard in collaboration with some well-known names to CJC audiences.

Kevin Field – Keys
Nathan Haines – Sax
Marjan – Vocals
Roger Manins – Sax
Ron Samsom – Drums
Richard Hammond - Bass

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