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Live Jazz With Leon Hattori: Presented by Rotary Mt Eden


Sat 11 Mar 2017, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Danish House, 6 Rockridge Rd, Penrose, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission : $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
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Listed by: Mt Eden Rotary

Rotary Mt Eden presents - Jazz with award-winning jazz pianist Leon Hattori.

Leon Hattori has won:
- SOUNZ Trophy for Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition 2016 (National Youth Jazz Competition).
- Most outstanding pianist 2016 (National Youth Jazz Competition).
- Most outstanding keyboard player 2015 (National Youth Jazz Competition).
- MAINZ Musicianship Award 2014 (Smokefree Pacifica Beats).

Cash bar, BYO cheese & nibbles, some cheese available to purchase (we recommend pre-ordering with Frances Loo to avoid missing out). Please do not bring your own alcohol (as the licence conditions do not allow this)

Nett proceeds to Rotary’s heart saver project (automated external defibrillators) and other Rotary community causes.

Contact: Frances Loo or 021 635 027.

Leon Hattori Bio:
I have been playing piano as long as I can remember and, since moving to New Zealand, have been getting piano lessons by two outstanding jazz pianists, Dr. Mark Baynes and Jonathan Crayford.

With a high school band, I won the MAINZ musicianship award at the Auckland regional finals of Smokefree Pacifica Beats in 2014 and, at the annual National Youth Jazz Competition in Tauranga, I won an award (SOUNZ Trophy for the Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition) with my band “The Good Vibes” for one of my own compositions (It's Time), as well as winning the most outstanding Keyboarder award in 2015 and the most outstanding Pianist award in 2016.

I have been a member of “The Good Vibes” since early 2015. We have played for the Hamilton Jazz Society, as well as doing some background music for private functions, as well as restaurants and bars such as Hallertau or the Wine Chambers.

Rotary District 9920 Heart Saver Project:
Cardiac arrests are the second largest killer of New Zealanders each year. 85% of all those that suffer one, die. Cardiac arrests do not discriminate and often come with no warning. Every day, 5 Kiwis lose their life from this tragic event. What's truly tragic about this statistic is that each of these lives is deemed "saveable" if only they had early access to a defibrillator. Every minute without one lowers the chances of survival by 10%. As a country, New Zealand is short of publically funded defibrillators. We need another 4,500 to get to what might be considered to be an acceptable level. So every single defibrillator that we can get into circulation really does make a difference. Rotary District 9920's goal is for the clubs in its district to provide >50 defibrillators into our community.

Rotary Mt Eden thanks its event sponsors: The Chapter Book & Tea Shop and The Digital Darkroom.

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