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Creative Jazz Club: The Confluence of Ways


Wed 12 Sep 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

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

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.50 ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • CJC Members: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Students: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • CJC Student Members: $5.00
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The Confluence of Ways ~ Between Now and Then

Contemporary and ancient sources in an exploratory journey of sound.

The Confluence of Ways is a group of musicians from around the globe combining their unique musical languages into a collage of textures, where East meets West and where diverse medieval and traditional musical influences meet in a contemporary listening and performance space.

Ambient, contemporary ECM jazz sounds in a synthesis of bare emotion, beauty, and heartfelt music that is unique and different.

with Caro Manins (uk/nz) - voice, Rasoul Abbassi (Iran) - kamanche, Dave Wilson (u.s./nz) - woodwinds, Alan Brown - keys, Kathleen Tomacruz - cello, guitar


Caro Manins (aka Carolina Moon), is a UK-born vocalist raised on the London jazz scene who combines a love of European contemporary jazz flavours with medieval and world traditions, complex meter and an experimental approach. Caro studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London, a personal highlight of which saw her tour with John Taylor, Norma Winston and the Guildhall Big Band. Caro sings in many multi-lingual contexts and her recent CD Mother Tongue received critical acclaim and toured nationally and internationally. Caro has performed across the UK, India and China, New Zealand, Australia and the Greater Pacific.

Rasoul Abbasi is a UNESCO-ASCHBERG award-winning Iranian musician who studied music in The University of Tehran and plays kamanche, a traditional Iranian instrument. Rasoul has performed in Persian (Middle-eastern) music internationally including UNESCO main hall Paris, Vienna, Czech, Brazil, Kuwait, India, Persian Festival in Bahrain and Turkey.

Dave Wilson (U.S.) is a musician, composer, and ethnomusicologist who plays saxophones and woodwinds. Dave’s performance work has taken him to the stages of the Chicago World Music Festival, the Lotus Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the London Palladium, the Sydney Opera House, and the Araneta Colisseum. His collaborators in commercial and film music have included Tears for Fears, Dave Stewart (Eurhythmics), Engelbert Humperdinck, composer Mateo Messina (Juno, Thank You for Smoking), and French world music artist Jessica Fichot..

Kathleen Tomacruz is nearing the completion of her honours year at the University of Auckland Jazz School, where she studies guitar with Dixon Nacey. Having recently played at CJC with the Lukas Fritsch band and leading her own group showcasing her original compositions at the club, she debuts at CJC, this time on cello.

Alan Brown is an established jazz pianist in New Zealand. He led the highly successful jazz-funk band Blue Train in the 90’s, winner of the 1996 Album of the Year and has been a core member of the The Grand Central Band. Alan’s varied musical influences have spawned a host of projects including his Hammond Organ Trio, Silent Observer, ambient piano improvisations with Kingsley Melhuish, and has performed with Nathan Haines, Cherie Mathieson, Caitlin Smith and recently Spammerz and Simona Minns (U.S).

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa
Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest.

Featured Artist 8-10PM
Doors open approx 7.30pm

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