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Creative Jazz Club: Thabani Gapara Project


Wed 5 Sep 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • CJC Member: $10.00
  • Student: $10.00
  • CJC Student Member: $5.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Zimbabwean born and raised, Thabani Gapara is an Auckland based saxophonist who has been performing around the world in various musical projects for the last decade. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Music (B Mus Jazz), Thabani has had the pleasure to play as a member in several musical projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and USA.

His passion for collaboration has seen him work with a plethora of South African artists including Ernie Smith, Natalie Rungan, RJ Benjamin, Neil Gonsalves , Sibu Masheloane, Khaya Mthethwa and super group “Sweet Concept” to mention but a few.

In New Zealand artists including: Batucada Sound Machine, Hipstamatics, Vince Harder, Stan Walker, House of Shem, Three Houses Down and Katchafire to mention but a few.

The “Thabani Gapara Project” presents his own original music from a soon to be released EP, and a mix of some arrangements of music from a variety of his influences that include: Hugh Masekela, Richard Bona, Fela Kuti, Roy Hargrove, Kirk Whalum and Moses Molelekwa to mention but a few.

Thabani Gapara - Saxophones
Peter Leupolu - Keyboards and Piano
Nathan James - Guitar
Isaac Etimani - Bass
Elijah Whyte - Drums

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