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Jive Jammers Jazz Band

Where: Wakatu Hotel, 83 Collingwood St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: wakatuhotelf38

Check out the new Jazz band in Nelson. Comprised on locals and nationals alike, all very experienced in their instrument. Relax to the smooth Jazz standards, and crooning vocals from Matt.

Alan Burden - Drums

Alan relocated to Nelson from Wellington in 2018. He plays a variety of drum and percussion instruments, but his preference is jazz on the drum-set. Involvement in Latin music includes being the conga player for Nelson based Cuban music band Los Galanes. Past musical involvements have included playing drums and percussion for musical theatre, big band jazz, rock, blues, world music and a variety of dance bands. He was percussion player for Wellington flamenco dance troupe “Desde Sevilla” for several years, is interested in Eastern European, Balkan and Arabic music, and plays percussion instruments from those cultures.

Jak Karaitiana - Bass

Jak has been playing around Nelson for quite sometime, and is well known in Jazz circles and other genres - Originally from Christchurch where he played Bass Guitar in several local bands before moving to Nelson. He is a Member of the Nelson Jazz Club and played in several Nelson Bands thru the years, currently a member of Sun City Soul and West coast Blues Bands and other Jazz ensembles.

Matt Field – Keyboards and Vocals. He has the smooth liquid voice style of the best of 20thC crooners.

A selection of local guests will play with them. These include:

Annabel Boyes – Tenor Sax (guest)

Annabel Boyes is well known in Nelson as a performer. She plays saxophone in several Nelson bands, in styles ranging through soul to Latin and jazz, and is also lead tenor saxophone for the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band. She brings with her the experience that comes from playing in big bands since she was big enough to hold a saxophone.

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