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The Jac NZ Tour - Wellington Homecoming


Fri 19 May 2017, 7:00pm–9:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Door Sales (student/unwaged): $10.00
  • Door Sales: $25.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


Listed by: jakebax

The Jac is back!

After a year-long hiatus, The Jac is back with more of the through-composed, cinematic prog-jazz that has earned the group APRA's "Best Jazz Composition Award", a TUI nomination, and seen them tour NZ and Australia.

An 8-piece powerhouse featuring some of New Zealand’s foremost musicians from the jazz, classical and metal scenes, The Jac includes members of The Troubles, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Richter City Rebels. Drawing heavily on all of these genres and more, they perform cinematic, suite-like compositions.

The writing of Jake Baxendale, Callum Allardice and Daniel Millward allows its members to combine the tightly controlled power of a big band with the intimacy, playfulness and interaction of a small chamber jazz group. Intelligent and intricate, yet deeply grooving, this band is a must-see.

The Jac are performing a very special homecoming concert in Wellington after a 7-date Chamber Music New Zealand tour, in a run up to a collaboration with Korean traditional/fusion group Black String at the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival. Expect classic hits from their albums Nerve and The Green Hour plus new material inspired by traditional Korean rhythms.

Lex French - trumpet
Jake Baxendale - alto saxophone
Chris Buckland - tenor saxophone
Matthew Allison - trombone
Callum Allardice - guitar
Daniel Millward - piano
Nick Tipping - double bass
Shaun Anderson - drums

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