Late Night Sessions With Hendricks & Frank Talbot Quartet

Where: Meow, 9 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

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New Zealand Saxophonist Frank Talbot is excited to collaborate with NZ Jazz great and guitar virtuoso Brad Kang, who released his debut album at last year's Jazz Festival, was a leading player in Texas and a member of the world-renowned One O Clock Lab Band. Also visiting is bassist and long time collaborator Hamish Smith, recently back from playing and studying in New York with Matt Brewer, Ben Street and Eric Revis. Hamish and Frank are soon leaving for Macedonia to tour Europe with the prestigious JM Jazz World Orchestra.

The pair first met as finalists of an Improvisation Competition in 2015 and quickly became good friends and have enjoyed playing together since. Originally from Auckland, Frank Talbot quickly became a name on people's lips when he moved to Wellington in 2016 for his pyrotechnics and strong, projecting sound, playing lead with the Rodger Fox Big Band, NZSM Big Band and alongside Alex Sipiagin at last year's festival. Rooted in Bebop vocabulary but with a strong taste for modern concepts, Frank has an energetic style which blends tradition and innovation which has consistently won over listeners. Joined by local drummer Sam MacKenzie of the RNZAF Band and Mitch James fame, the quartet will be playing innovative original material alongside some of their favourite repertoire including some blazing uptempo bop with some of the forefront of New Zealand Jazz from all around the country.

Guitar Virtuoso Brad Kang joins saxophonist Frank Talbot's Quartet along with the freshly back from New York bass player Hamish Smith to present their innovative new material along with some of the group's favourites before the pair tours Europe.

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