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Le Cafe Open Ear Festival


Tue 28 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Le Cafe, 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - per night: $20.00
  • General Admission - All 3 Nights: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: EventsGal1

People- fans of heavy entertainment! It is upon us. It is going ahead and it is a proud moment in the history of Le Café entertainment!

Le Café Open Ear Jazz Festival 2017 is ready to roll!

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 - 7pm
The Le Café Big Band Opening Gala – Band leader of the night: Doug Mundy (Piano) from Welland, Ontario/Canada:

- Doug Mundy - Piano
- Stefan Nagler - Organ
- Nigel Gavin - Guitar
- Richard Adams - Violin
- Ed Zuccollo - Keyboard
- Lucien Johnson - Saxophone(s)
- Hikurangi Schaverien -Kaa Drums
- Bradley Grainger - Double Bass
- Jonty Zydenbos - Trumpet/Cornet

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 - 7pm
Al deMeovin, Nigel Benson, Paco deGavin, Nigel Fripp 7-Strings & Band Night

Band leader Nigel Gavin will take us and his band of loose brothers on a journey of an unknown destination.

- Nigel Gavin - Guitar
- Richard Adams - Violin
- Doug Mundy - Piano
- Ed Zuccollo - Keyboards
- Stefan Nagler - Organ
- Hikurangi - Drums
- Bradley Grainger - Double Bass

Thursday 30th March 2017 8pm
0800 N-Funk All Stars Band

Mothership leader Stefan “Pfunkateer” Nagler will lay down the groove for this final night of incredible musicianship! Only at Le Café- only in Picton!

- Stefan “Pfunk” Nagler - Organ
- Ed Zuccollo - Mini Moog and other antiquated gadgetry
- Doug Mundy - Piano
- James”Bootsie” Wilkinson - Fretless Electric Bass
- Bradley Grainger - Double Bass
- Hikurangi Schaverien - Kaa Drums
- Midge McCleary - Guitar

Special guests possible!

So, to witness immediate, spontaneous greatness, I strongly suggest you buy a three-day-full-event-pass at $50 or choose your nights at $20.

All (ticket) proceeds will go to artists directly. (So we really need you to feel hungry and thirsty!!)
Don’t miss this one- or you’ll be kicking yourself (or I will…)

This event is kindly supported by and in no particular order:
The musicians, SoundsAir, The Wilsons, Seresin Estate, Interislander, Havana Coffee Works, The Picton Yacht Club Hotel- thank you all for believing in this vision and helping us to make it happen!