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Live Jazz with John Leigh Calder


Fri 4 Jan 2019, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Hannah White

Musician John Leigh Calder has returned to Whangarei after leaving 45 years ago to forge a career in the hard-to-crack London industry. He's back for summer and playing at Butters once a month!

Since the mid-1970s, the composer, vocalist and double-bass player has worked in London and Sydney as a backing and session musician, recorded four albums of his own jazzy bluesy funky music, been a songwriter and movie score writer.

Before his international journey, John Calder was in the famous-in-Whangarei and known-elsewhere band The Clan and played with several other groups in Northland and beyond.

''After hustling around London for a few years as a musician,'' his break into what he describes as ''slightly famous'' came when his band's single American Echoes hit the Record of the Week spot.

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