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All Girl Big Band

When:

Sun 1 Jul 2018, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Members: $10.00
  • Sudents with ID: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: judismitheram

In a largely male dominated musical genre, to see a full jazz big band on stage with a woman in each section is one thing. To find a full big band of women is stunning. Full sections of trombone, trumpet, sax and rhythm, played with class and style. Add two powerhouse vocalists and you'll be blown away!

The All Girl Big Band, formed in January 2016, was brought about after a conversation between Lana Law and Kate Taylor at the ‘Doug and Doug’ Tribute Concert.

It had us wondering if we could actually get a big band together here in Christchurch consisting of only female musicians. It didn’t take long between us to realise that in fact we could name virtually a full 17 piece big band of Christchurch female musicians. What was considered a crazy, out of the box idea finally became reality.

In January we contacted those who we thought would be interested. Out of the creative influence and the Musical Direction of Lana Law, and stunning vocals of ARA vocal tutor Kate Taylor, the All Girl Big Band emerged. The All Girl Big Band debuted at In the Loop at the Court Theatre as part of their ‘Hidden Artists’ segment.

Since then they have had stunning success with gigs for Jazz After Work, the Swingtown Rebels, Tribute to Natalie Cole concerts, Ingham's Lazy Sunday Concerts, The Christchurch Big Band Festival and the International Jazz Festival in Palmerston North.

The band consists of an array of talented musicians – the majority are professional musicians or music teachers in Christchurch. We are lucky enough to have a wide range of ages too, from high school student age to our most mature member at 77, who took up the trombone in her late 40's!

We see ourselves as a unique band here in Christchurch and are very excited to play for you all.

For further details: http://www.allgirlbigband.co.nz
www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nz-society/audio/201802743/sisters-of-swing

Doors open 7pm.
Performance starts at 7:30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.

Door sales cash only: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility.

Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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