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Jazz Jam with Texas Trio Special


Fri 20 Jan 2017, 10:00pm–1:00am

Where: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Door Sales: $10.00
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Listed by: m_uz_ic

The first TTE Jazz Jam session of 2017 kicks off with the Texas Trio Special, feat. special guests, Brad Kang on guitar and Umar Zakaria on bass!

From humble beginnings playing in a band together in Christchurch to a brief reunion as students of a world-renowned jazz program at the University of North Texas, this is a musical connection almost 10 years in the making!

Brad and Umar are supported by local jazz stalwart, Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on drums, known for playing with French For Rabbits, Glass Vaults and the Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers.

Free entry for musicians and singers who would like to jam with the trio!

More about Brad and Umar:
Guitarist, Brad Kang, has recently moved back home to Christchurch after a spell in the United States studying jazz guitar at the University of North Texas, where he was an active part of the jazz scene in Denton, Texas and the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, as well as being a part of the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band.

The album ‘Lab 2015’, in which Kang was a composer and player, received a Grammy nomination for one of the tracks ‘Neil’. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinson, Mike LeDonne, Wycliffe Gordon, Mike Clark and Adam Larson.

Bassist Umar Zakaria, has performed in the United States and the Netherlands, as well as in New Zealand.

Notably, he has performed with Bob Moses (US), Hagai Bilitzky (Israel), Rob van Bavel (Netherlands), Snorre Kirk (Denmark), Magnus Hjorth (Sweden), Steve Barry (NZ), and Mark Lockett (NZ) among others.

A student of legendary bassists Lynn Seaton and Cecil McBee, he was awarded second place at the BASS2014 International Jazz Bass Competition.

As a composer, his works have been performed and recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand School of Music Big Band, and emerging New Zealand artists such as pianists, Andrew Atkins and Liam Wooding.

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