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Charlie Parker with Strings - 57th National Jazz Festival


Fri 19 Apr 2019, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $55.00
  • General Admission - TECT earlybird (ends 22 February 2019): $50.00
  • General Admission - Students / Tauranga Jazz Society members: $47.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The 57th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter from 18 to 21 April 2019, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world.

Charlie Parker with Strings: Featuring from New York - Dick Oatts, and The New Zealand String Quartet - where classical and jazz worlds find common ground.

American alto-saxophonist Dick Oatts combines with The New Zealand String Quartet under the musical direction of iconic Kiwi jazz musician Rodger Fox in a concert that pays homage to legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker and his most memorable work Charlie Parker with Strings.

Featuring jazz standards capturing the romantic and melodic side of this Bebop giant - hear swinging rhythms with lush strings and a twist of Bebop.

Dick Oatts is an international featured soloist best known as the lead alto player in the Thad Jones| Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra from the late 70s and still holds down that role in the present day incarnation the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

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